Several Toronto area LCBO employees test positive for COVID-19

Apr 30 2021, 2:13 pm

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

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

April 19

  • An employee at the 1230 Dundas Street West location tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked was on April 15.
  • An employee at the 2625D Weston Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 15.
  • An employee at the 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 16.

April 20

  • An employee at the 4525 Kingston Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 14.
  • An employee at the 1125 Bloor Street East location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 15.
  • An employee at the 2300 Yonge Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 16.
  • An employee at the 2151 St. Clair Avenue West location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 16.

April 21

  • An employee at the 80 Peel Centre Drive location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 17.

April 23

  • An employee at the 4525 Kingston Road location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on April 19.
  • An employee at the 17365 Leslie Street location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 19.

According to the LCBO, further to advisories on April 10, April 14 and April 16 of COVID-19 cases reported at the 2 Cooper Street location, Toronto Public Health declared an outbreak at this location.

April 24

  • An employee at the 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 15.
  • An employee who worked at both 5035 Hurontario Street and 1520 Dundas Street East in Mississauga was also reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 17 and 18, 2021, respectively.

April 25

  • An employee at the 3520 Dundas Street West location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 17.
  • An employee at the 2963 Kingston Road location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 18.

April 27

  • An employee at the 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April  16.
  • An employee at 1339 Lawrence Avenue West was reported to have tested positive for the virus. They had last worked on April 22.
  • An employee at the 10 Scrivener Square location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 24.

April 28

  • Two employees at the 11785 Bramalea Road location were reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on April 16 and April 24, respectively.
  • An employee at the 95 Housey Street location was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 19.

April 30

  • An employee at the 250 The East Mall was reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on April 27.

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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