Three branches of the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) in the Lower Laurentians were closed preemptively Wednesday because employees have been affected by the COVID-19.
The Crown corporation said Wednesday that it has taken this decision following a positive test for this virus in eight of its employees.
“The safety of our employees and our customers is paramount,” said Jacques Farcy, vice-president, sales network Operation at the SAQ, by issuing a press release. This is why we, without hesitation, the decision to close these branches today and full transparency to our employees, our customers and the public this measure of exception.”
The branches affected are located on the boulevard de la Seigneurie Ouest and the boulevard Michèle-Bohec in Blainville, and on the boulevard Curé-Labelle Mirabel.
“By following the recommendations of public Health authorities, each of the branches mentioned will be cleaned thoroughly by a specialized firm, each employee who has worked in the last days in these branches must isolate themselves in a preventive manner, and to pass a screening test at the COVID-19 in the shortest possible time,” pointed out the SAQ.
These three establishments will remain closed until further notice.
The SAQ asks its customers who have been in one of these branches in the last few days to monitor the onset of symptoms related to the COVID-19.