Coronavirus: Kitchener Beer Store employee tests positive for COVID-19

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The Beer Store says an employee at one of its Kitchener locations has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

In a statement, a spokesperson said the employee’s last shift at the Highland and Fischer-Hallman roads location was on March 14.

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The store was closed, and Waterloo Public Health was contacted.

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Other employees who may have come into contact with the infected employee have been told to self-isolate and monitor their symptoms.

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The Beer Store said the location was scheduled to reopen on Monday after undergoing a thorough cleaning.

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The Ontario government has considered The Beer Store an essential workplace, but the company has reduced its store hours and paused recycling.

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