City Superstore, rural bar cited for COVID-19 violations

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Health authorities have censured a northwest Calgary grocery store and shut down a rural pub, citing violations of COVID-19 restrictions.

On Wednesday, Alberta Health Services inspectors ordered managers at the Real Canadian Superstore at 5251 Country Hills Blvd. N.W. to tighten up COVID-19 protocols, after finding a large lineup of customers snaking around the store that failed to physically distance.

“Approximately 82 customers were in the checkout queue extending from self-checkout, past the bakery department, through a natural food aisle and into the meat section on the other side of the grocery store,” stated the AHS order.

“Many customers were standing within two meters of each other and customers were walking in all directions beside and through the queue.”

It also said aisle markings and COVID-19 safety signage was lacking.

On Jan. 22, inspectors ordered the Mossleigh Bar n’ Grill in the town 90 kilometres southeast of Calgary to close after discovering it was offering dine-in service, which was banned in December in a bid to control spread of the virus.

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