Good news to those at home, because the liquor stores aren't closing and we can party on in self-isolation. BC Liquor Stores are open for now as other places around them close shop for COVID-19. There's no need to mob their stores and hoard all the White Claw.\n"At this time we have no immediate plans to close stores or our distribution centres," said BC Liquor Stores to Narcity in a statement Tuesday, March 18.\nThere have been rumours on social media that COVID-19 will have the stores soon closing. A Narcity editor visited a store recently and said it was completely packed. One worker claimed the past few days were as busy as Christmas time.\n"Shelves were sparse, workers were trying to restock shelves and the till were packed with customers lined up," she said.\nThat doesn't mean they're keeping it lax during a public health emergency. They told Narcity they've ramped up "preventative measures" including "rigorous cleaning measures."\nIt's also affecting some of their locations' operating hours, reads their website.\n"We are hard at work to ensure we are taking all necessary precautions to keep those most vulnerable safe, while determining how we can continue to deliver our services," they said.\nUnfortunately, there's no delivery available at this time so you'd have to drop by in-person to stock up on your party-for-one supplies.\nDespite disagreeing with rumours, they said they're watching the global COVID-19 situation carefully. They noted that the situation is changing quickly, and are taking directions from the provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.\nI say as of right now because things are moving quickly. But there are no concerns, as of now, of keeping the liquor stores open. But if you go to the store make sure you wash your hands, follow social distancing procedures and the other advice from health officials. #bcpoli— Richard Zussman (@richardzussman) March 18, 2020\nThat means that although they're open for now, this could change as the situation develops.\nAlso, this decision only applies to the government-operated BC Liquor Stores. Private liquor stores could close if they'd like.\nThe uncertainty is leading people to flock to the liquor store.\nOn the next episode of Hoarders..... a rush on BC Liquor Stores. (Not completely empty, but definitely emptier than normal. Staff said they couldn’t keep up) #covid19 pic.twitter.com/5zrgvuY1xM— Lasia Kretzel (@lkretzel1130) March 18, 2020\nThe company told Narcity they're not releasing sales data but according to Twitter users, the liquor stores are being bought up.\n"Not completely empty, but definitely emptier than normal," read one Twitter post. "Staff said they couldn't keep up."\nI heard BC Liquor stores might be closed soon due to the corona virus. I stocked up some #heineken just in case. pic.twitter.com/x4e8XH7UQG— Patrick Young (@PatrickYoung604) March 18, 2020\nHopefully, liquor hoarding won't turn into the new toilet paper craze, but judging by all the people who are lining up, it's hard to say.\nAt least the White Claws are safe for now.