Presumptive COVID-19 case shuts down Ontario cannabis store

Report was false, but allows time for Barrie, Ont. store to do thorough cleaning before reopening

You can’t keep a good pot shop down.

The One Plant marijuana dispensary in Barrie, Ont. shut its doors temporarily on Friday after it was reported one of its employees had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

“This decision was taken by One Plant leadership as a precautionary measure due to the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19),” said manager Ryan Grenville, according to CTV News.

However, the store soon provided an update, including plans to get back on the front lines of providing cannabis to its customers. “We have now learned that the initial information we received was false in that the subject had not actually been tested, but was instructed by a physician upon check-up that they ought to self-isolate at their residence, and further, that this subject does not require hospitalization,” Grenville said.

Management decided to use the opportunity to give the store a thorough cleaning before reopening its doors.

The store has taken other measures to increase the safety of its customers, including only allowing a limited number of people inside at any one time

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