Several Toronto area LCBO employees test positive for COVID-19

Apr 19 2021, 10:02 am

As Ontario’s daily COVID-19 cases reach record-breaking numbers, the LCBO has reported almost 20 positive cases in the Toronto region over the past week.

According to the LCBO, multiple locations reported cases across Toronto:

  • On April 13, an employee at the 1900 Eglinton Avenue East location was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked in store on April 10.
  • On April 14, an employee at the 85 Hanna Avenue location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 9.
  • The same day, on April 14, three employees at the 2 Cooper Street location were reported to have tested positive for the virus. Two of the employees had last worked on April 10 while the third affected staff member had last worked on April 11.
  • On April 15, an employee at 9310 Bathurst Street in Maple was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 9.
  • On April 15, a contract vendor working at the 3441 Lawrence Avenue East location was also reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked in the store on April 13. The same vendor also visited the following stores:
    • The 2180 Bloor Street West location in Toronto on April 10.
    • The 65 Wicksteed Avenue location on April 10.
    • The 20 Bloor Street East location on April 11.
    • The 55 Bloor Street West location on April 11.
    • The 1357 Queen Street West location on April 11.
  • On April 16, an employee at the 3631 Major Mackenzie Drive location was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked in-store on April 3.
  • The same day, on April 16, an employee at the 2 Cooper Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • On April 16, an employee at 1125 Bloor Street East was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 10.
  • On April 16, an employee at 510 Brimley Road was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 10.
  • On April 16, an employee at 1520 Dundas Street East in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 10.
  • On April 17, further to the case confirmed the day before, an employee at 510 Brimley Road was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 12.
  • On April 18, an employee at the 1357 Queen Street West location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 3.
  • The same day, on April 18, two employees at the 545 Steeles Avenue East location in Brampton were reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 3 and April 12, respectively.
  • On April 18, an employee at 250 The East Mall was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 12.
  • On April 18, an employee at 1339 Lawrence Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 15.

The LCBO has changed its store hours following the announcement of the province-wide Stay-at-Home order.

In an email to Daily Hive, the LCBO confirmed that all of its locations across Ontario are set to close by 8 pm as of April 8. Stores will continue to operate at only 25% capacity.

They had recently added Mondays back onto its schedule as well.

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

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

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