Toronto area LCBO and Beer Store employees test positive for COVID-19

Mar 31 2021, 10:59 am

Multiple LCBO and Beer Store employees have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past few days as reported cases continue to rise in the province.

According to the liquor board, on March 29, a team member at 65 Wicksteed Avenue was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 25.

On March 29, a team member at 55 Ellesmere Road was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 25.

On March 30, a team member at 11785 Bramalea Road in Brampton was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 20.

The same day, a team member at 5508 Lawrence Avenue East in Brampton was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 26.

On March 28, a team member at 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in-store was on March 24.

“As the province continues to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the LCBO has updated our operating hours, including opening on Mondays,” said an LCBO spokesperson.

The liquor board also reduced its in-store shopping capacities to 25% due to provincial restrictions. Customer returns will also be paused throughout varying levels of the colour-coded system.

“We continue to restrict capacity and hours in accordance with public health guidance across the province.”

As for the Beer Store, an employee at 95 Commercial Avenue in Ajax was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on March 24.

“The Beer Store has implemented its full COVID-19 cleaning protocol at the store, including thorough disinfectant deep cleaning,” said the company in a release.

“The Beer Store has implemented mandatory employee face coverings in all our stores, in addition to robust cleaning and public distancing protocols already in place. As per this protocol, all Beer Store employees working at this location were wearing face coverings.”

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