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False Report of Exposure at One Plant

For those concerned about a possible infection risk linked to the One Plant Store:

On Thursday March 19, 2020, one of our staff members prematurely advised us that someone they had been in close contact with had tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receipt of this information, and in an abundance of caution, One Plant Barrie decided to temporarily close its doors. This decision was taken by One Plant leadership as a pre-cautionary measure due to the rapidly evolving novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). 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. As a precaution, we remain closed today, Friday March 20, in order to sanitize the store in its entirety before inviting our valued guests back.

The health and safety of our staff and guests are a priority for us. As rates of new infections continue to grow in other places, we have already begun taking additional measures to protect our guests and staff across all One Plant locations. Such measures include: limiting the amount of customers within each store at any one time, disabling all customer touch screen terminals, availing and installing hand sanitizers around the store, and imposing heightened disinfection procedures.

The entire One Plant family is indebted to the heroic doctors, nurses, first responders, researchers and public servants who continue to give it their all to help the world in this uncertain time, and in turn One Plant will continue to do its part to ensure that the health and safety of all of our staff and guests are treated with the utmost importance. One Plant Barrie will re-open soon with further enhancements to customer and staff safety, so that we can continue to provide the community with access to legal cannabis. Upon full sanitization and as soon as practicable, One Plant Barrie will re-open for business and continue to serve our valued guests.