Several employees at LCBO locations in Toronto have reported testing positive for COVID-19, adding to the growing number of cases reported in the GTA.
On January 16, an LCBO located at 200 Danforth Avenue, reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. The last shift they had worked in-store was on January 3.
The liquor board also reported another positive COVID-19 case at 2151 St. Clair Avenue West. The affected employee had last worked on January 12.
The LCBO was also notified of another case on January 18, of a team member testing positive for COVID-19, at store 218 in Mississauga, 1077 North Service Road. They had last worked in-store on January 15.
On January 19, an employee at another LCBO location, 8783 Yonge Street, reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in-store on January 12.
“This general notice is being provided out of transparency. Should we receive any Public Health direction or guidance, we will act immediately and accordingly,” the LCBO said in a release.
“The LCBO has several measures to keep employees and customers safe, including regular cleaning and sanitization, and in-store measures that promote physical distancing.”
In the last few days, over 40 Toronto area grocery stores, including Loblaws, Metro, and Sobeys, reported positive COVID-19 cases among their staff.
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The liquor board also reduced its in-store shopping capacities to 25% due to the recent provincial lockdown. Customer returns will also be paused throughout the shutdown.
“We remain committed to meeting or exceeding public health guidance and will continue to operate as efficiently as we can within the space required for our staff to work and our customers to shop safely,” said the LCBO.