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Moab liquor store closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Worker not in store since April 20th test
Posted at 11:16 AM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 13:16:18-04

MOAB, Utah — The Utah State Liquor store in Moab is temporarily closed following the positive results of a COVID-19 test of an employee.

According to Terry Wood with the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, the employee was tested Monday April 20 and the results were received Thursday evening.

The employee has not been in the store since the Monday test.

All employees of the store have voluntarily been tested for COVID-19 and have been instructed to self-isolate until their test results are received.

An independent company has been contracted to professionally sanitize and disinfect the store.

That will occur Saturday morning and the store will remain closed through this weekend.

The earliest the store could possibly open is Monday, however, that date depends on the DABC's ability to provide staffing.

"The priority of the DABC is the health and safety of our employees and customers," Wood said. "Our sincere concern at this time is with our Moab employee and family. Should there be further developments, we will keep you informed."