Trouble brewing at popular Calgary cafe because of COVID-19 rule violations

Purple Perk was closed by Alberta Health Services for failing to follow COVID-19 rules Oct. 22, 2021. Global News

A popular café in the southwest community of Mission has been shut down over COVID-19 violations.

Alberta Health Services has suspended the food handling permit at Purple Perk.

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Officials said the business violated COVID-19 safety measures by not complying with the province’s Restriction Exemptions Program.

The REP requires screening patrons for proof of immunization or a recent negative test result, as well as enforcement of the indoor mask mandate.

The order will be lifted when the business complies.

A sign on the front door of the coffee shop blames a broken-down boiler for the closure.

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A review of the suspension is scheduled for Nov. 2.

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