Eight LCBO employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days as more cases continue to be reported across the province.
According to the liquor board, on February 5, two employees at its 3441 Lawrence Avenue East location reported testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 31 and February 2.
The LCBO also issued an advisory on February 4 of a previous case confirmed from the same location.
“This location will reopen based on staff availability,” said the liquor board.
That same day, the LCBO was also notified that a contract vendor working out of its 662 Burnhamthorpe Road location tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift worked in-store was on January 31.
On February 6, an employee at the 180 Promenade Circle location in Thornhill reported a positive test for the virus. They had last worked in-store on January 30.
The same day, an employee at the 45 Overlea Boulevard location in Toronto reported testing positive for COVID-19 and had last worked on February 3.
The next day, on February 7, an employee at the 65 Square One Drive location in Mississauga was reported to have tested positive for the virus and had last worked on January 26.
The same day in Toronto, the 10 Scrivener Square location reported an employee testing positive for COVID-19. They had last worked on January 30.
On February 8, the LCBO location at 2943 Major Mackenzie Drive reported testing positive for the virus. They had last worked on January 30.
“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.”
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.