According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, six people claim they are not being allowed to enter the stores because they’re not wearing masks.
They say they cannot wear masks due to breathing problems.
The suit has been filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Six customers who say they can’t wear masks for medical reasons have sued Giant Eagle, saying they are being treated like “lepers” instead of “guests” in not being allowed in stores without masks in violation of federal law.
The customers have filed six lawsuits in federal court under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Gov. Tom Wolf’s April 19 order requiring people entering businesses to wear masks contains a provision for people who can’t wear one because of a medical condition.
The customers and their lawyer, Thomas Anderson, said in the suits that Giant Eagle has ignored that provision, even announcing in a published policy that everyone has to wear a mask with “no exceptions regardless of any reason or medical condition.”
(CNN)Chipotle Mexican Grill has agreed to pay a record $25 million fine to resolve criminal charges involving food-safety violations, the Justice Department said.The charges related to “adulterated food that sickened more than 1,100 people across the United States from 2015 to 2018,” the department said in a release.The fine is the largest “ever imposed in a food-safety case,” the department said.“Chipotle failed to ensure that its employees both understood and complied with its food safety protocols, resulting in hundreds of customers across the country getting sick,” said United States Attorney Nick Hanna.The restaurant chain also agreed to put in place a “comprehensive food safety compliance program,” the department said.Chipotle said it has “introduced specific food safety policies and procedures to enhance its existing practices.”
The pastor of Lousiana megachurch was arrested on misdemeanor charges for holding Sunday services for hundreds of followers in the face of a state-wide coronavirus large gathering ban.
The criminal action against Pastor Tony Spell comes a day after Rev. Rodney Howard-Browne, the pastor of another megachurch, River at Tampa Bay Church in Florida, was arrested and charged with violating a local coronavirus stay-at-home order when he held services over the weekend that drew large crowds.
Spell’s service Sunday drew an estimated 500 people of all ages to Life Tabernacle Church in Central.
On Tuesday Central police charged Spell with six counts of violating the Louisiana governor’s ban on large gatherings that was enacted to contain the sometimes-deadly coronavirus.