Calgary Mucho Burrito employee violated self-isolation orders from AHS

May 18 2020, 2:48 pm

A Mucho Burrito location in Calgary has been ordered to close by Alberta Health Services, after an employee was found violating a self-isolation directive from AHS.

According to a notice of closure from AHS, the employee was contravening the Public Health Act by continuing to work.

The notice states that the “staff member who had been required to self-isolate by Alberta Health Services was on site in the food preparation area.”

In addition, the restaurant was also violating a number of other Public Health regulations, including staff continuing to work while they are symptomatic, and food handlers and customers not “practicing COVID-19 appropriate socially distancing.”

“Inadequate control measures were in place to encourage social distancing of customers. Pathway customers are required to take result in close contact between individuals,” reads the notice.

According to AHS, a staff member was also observed changing an infant’s diaper in the food preparation area.

The restaurant was ordered to close by the Executive Officer of the AHS on May 15, 2020.

AHS also issued a number of directives to the restaurant owner, including:

  • the completion of a full disinfection of the entire facility
  • the creation of a COVID-19 response plan
  • providing  a full staff list to the Executive Officer along with a copy of the work schedule from the last 2 weeks
  • to “ensure that incompatible activities do not occur in food handling areas. this includes, but is not limited to, child care and diapering.”

The Mucho Burrito restaurant was located at 130, 9825 Fairmount Drive SE.