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(Jan 13th) Statement on TBS Employee Positive Test Results for COVID-19

January 13th, 2021

As we work collectively to battle COVID-19, nothing is more important to us at the Beer Store than the health and wellness of our customers and the more than 7,000 Beer Store employees across the province.

We have learned that a second Beer Store employee at our store located at 3130 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Beer Store is working in consultation with Toronto Public Health.

The employee’s last shift was January 10th, 2021. As our team member receives care, we are sending our positive thoughts and best wishes. All potentially affected employees will symptom monitor as a precautionary measure.

The Beer Store implemented its full COVID-19 cleaning protocol at the store, including thorough disinfectant deep cleaning, and had planned to re-open the store yesterday.

While contract tracing is completed in coordination with Toronto Public Health, the store will remain closed. Initial indications are that the employees contacted COVID-19 through community transmission and not in the workplace.

The Beer Store has implemented mandatory employee face coverings in all our stores, in addition to robust cleaning and public distancing protocols already in place. As per this protocol, all Beer Store employees working at this location were wearing face coverings.

To learn more about how TBS responds during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit our website at www.thebeerstore.ca/covid-19-information-centre/

For more information contact: mediainquiries@thebeerstore.ca