Toronto LCBO closed due to employee case of coronavirus

Jun 24 2020, 1:46 pm

A Toronto LCBO store has closed after being notified that an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the liquor control board disclosed Wednesday.

The LCBO reportedly learned this afternoon, June 24, that an employee at 232 Dupont Street has been diagnosed with the illness. They last worked in-store on Sunday, June 21.

As a precautionary measure, the location is now temporarily closed for deep cleaning. The employee is remaining at home during the self-isolation period, the LCBO said.

Although no close contacts have been determined, store employees will continue to self-monitor for symptoms. The LCBO said that Public Health has not provided any directions or recommendations with respect to this location, and their general notice is being provided out of transparency for customers who may have recently shopped at the affected location.

Earlier this week, the LCBO disclosed that an employee of a Scarborough store tested positive for coronavirus. That staff member works at the 3111 Danforth Avenue location, and reportedly was last on shift on Friday, June 5.

The employee is remaining at home, self-isolating, the LCBO said. Meanwhile, regular cleaning has continuously taken place, and Public Health has reportedly not provided direction or recommendations with respect to the impacted location.

As the province gradually reopens, the LCBO says it will continue to prioritize the health and well-being of its employees, and there are safety measures in place, including cleaning and sanitization, in-store promotion of physical distancing, and HR policies in support of staff.