March 19, 2020
News Release Contact:
Taylor Thornberg - (804) 921-5163
Virginia ABC Closes Store in City of Richmond in Response to a COVID-19 Quarantine
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) store 182 in downtown Richmond is closed until further notice after the roommate of an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Both are at home in quarantine.
The store, located at 1217 West Broad Street near the corner of West Broad and North Harrison streets, will be closed for an expected two weeks. During that time, the store will undergo a thorough deep cleaning and sanitization. For the safety of our employees and customers, we have asked employees at this store to self-quarantine for two weeks. To date, no ABC employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Customers will not be able to place online orders for pickup at this store during the closure.
ABC continues to monitor information coming from the Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health and Governor Northam’s office regarding COVID-19. Future decisions related to ABC store operations will consider guidance from these official sources and will be implemented on a case-by-case basis.
The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2.2 billion to the general fund in the last five years. Virginia ABC currently operates 388 state stores, and provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 18,000 ABC licensed establishments. Now marking its 86th year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its vision of bringing good spirits and excellent service to Virginia.
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