Six People Suing Giant Eagle Over Face Mask Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Giant Eagle is facing a lawsuit over its face mask policy.

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.”

Source: Six People Suing Giant Eagle Over Face Mask Policy – CBS Pittsburgh

Giant Eagle Begins Limiting Meat Purchases | Pittsburgh, PA Patch

PITTSBURGH, PA – Giant Eagle is temporarily limiting ground meat and advertised meat product purchases due to increased customer demand for those items.

“In recent days, our supermarkets have experienced increased guest demand for products in our meat department,” the supermarket chain stated in a release. “To discourage bulk purchasing and ensure that we have product available for as many guests as possible, we are temporarily limiting the number of ground beef and advertised meat products guests can purchase at once. In a single transaction, guests are able to purchase two packages of ground beef and up to two of each meat item advertised in our weekly circular.”

Major meat producers such as Smithfield Foods, Tyson Foods and Cargill had to close plants in April after workers contracted the coronavirus. But Giant Eagle says it works with several different suppliers to provide customers with a wide variety of meat options and maintains consistent product availability.

Source: Giant Eagle Begins Limiting Meat Purchases | Pittsburgh, PA Patch