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

Several LCBO and Beer Store employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, as reported cases continue to rise in the province.

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

On March 29, a member of the 55 Ellesmere Road team reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in the store was March 25.

On March 30, a member of the 11785 Bramalea Road team in Brampton reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they did in-store was on March 20.

On the same day, a member of the team at 5508 Lawrence Avenue East in Brampton reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in the store was March 26.

On March 28, a member of the team at 6975 Meadowvale Town Center in Mississauga reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. The last shift they worked in the store was March 24.

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

The liquor board has also reduced its in-store purchasing capacity to 25% due to provincial restrictions. Customer feedback will also be suspended at different levels of the color coding system.

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

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

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

“The Beer Store has mandatory face covers in place for employees in all of our stores, in addition to the robust cleaning and public distancing protocols already in place. According to this protocol, all Beer Store employees working there wore face coverings. “