Virginia Beach ABC store temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus

Posted at 8:27 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 20:27:54-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has confirmed that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee is a sales associate at the ABC store located at 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach.

The employee last worked March 14 and did not return to work after feeling sick. The employee notified ABC management Thursday of the positive diagnosis and is in isolation as advised by health authorities.

For the safety of employees and customers, the store will be closed until further notice. During that time, the store will undergo a thorough deep cleaning and sanitization. Customers will not be able to place online orders for pickup at this store during the closure.

Virginia ABC says it will continue to work with the remaining employees at this store and will follow guidance from the Virginia Department of Health on what precautions they should take.

“We are sharing regular updates with all of our employees and encouraging them to follow Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for personal health and safety,” said Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill. “We are constantly monitoring developments related to the coronavirus and adhering to all CDC guidelines, as well as federal, state and local directives. The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority.”

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