Lennoxville Provigo owner addresses claims over maskless clients

By Michael Boriero - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Lennoxville Provigo owner addresses claims over maskless clients

Robert Lafond, the owner of the Provigo in Lennoxville, has spent the last few days putting out verbal fires, after two Facebook posts emerged over the weekend pointing out maskless clients and calling for more supervision in the grocery store.
Lafond personally spoke to the people behind the posts in order to get a better understanding of the situation. He also wanted to assure them that his employees are always on alert for anybody skirting the province’s health and safety rules inside the building.
“They were nice, I know both of them, I know them very well […] We try to do our best in everything, but I think what they thought was that we weren’t allowed to let people in without a mask, but with health issues we let them in,” said Lafond.
Masks have been mandatory in the province since July 18. And with many regions turning into red zones, the government has strengthened its COVID-19 messaging — mask wearing, physical distancing and disinfecting — in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

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