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Employees At 6 SAQ Locations Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 In The Last Two Weeks

The province's liquor association says they've been placed in 'preventative isolation.'
Employees At 6 SAQ Locations Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 In The Last Two Weeks

Fifty-three SAQ employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Societé d'Alcools du Québec's COVID-19 info page.

Six of those cases occurred in the last two weeks.

Only one of the newly diagnosed employees worked at a Montreal SAQ, a Mont-Royal Est location at 940, avenue du Mont-Royal Est. 

The rest of the newly reported cases were in Drummondville, Longueuil and L'Ancienne-Lorette

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According to SAQ, when an employee is affected by COVID-19, the employee and all colleagues in contact with them are placed in preventive isolation.

Cases throughout September and October align with the second wave of COVID-19 in Quebec, and most businesses have been forced to close temporarily

The retail industry remains the sector with the most COVID-19 outbreaks in the province.

On its website, SAQ said 47 out of 53 employees who tested positive for the virus have been instructed by Quebec's public health authority to resume activities as usual.

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