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Murray liquor store closes after employees tests positive for COVID-19

The liquor store in Murray has closed because an employee was diagnosed with COVID-19. Photo credit: Steven Breinholt, Deseret News

MURRAY — The state liquor store in Murray is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

Terry Wood, the Director of Communications and Public Information for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Utah DABC), said an employee at the Murray Liquor Store was tested for COVID-19 and a positive result came back on Sunday.

“The employee contracted COVID-19 from a close family member, not a customer in the store,” Wood said.

Wood said all employees at the Murray location were tested for COVID-19 coronavirus, however, the results are not back yet.

“We’re awaiting confirmation of the tests from the other employees to determine when we will be able to re-open the store,” said Wood.

No other employee has shown symptoms of the virus according to Wood, but they’ve all been tested.

A third party company is doing a deep clean of the store before employees and customers are allowed back inside. Thursday is the earliest the Murray Liquor Store will open.



Coronavirus resources

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirusis transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keepchildren and those with compromised immune systemsaway from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States