Best of the Chippewa Valley

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The Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022

Best Local Sneeze Guard

Achoo! Sneezing has never been so suspect, and thanks to a number of local businesses, we can keep nasty germs contained to prevent the spread of COVID-19. No local sneeze guards are quite like those at Woodman’s Market (2855 Woodman Drive, Altoona), which allow locals to go grocery shopping without fear of catching the coronavirus. Olson’s Ice Cream (80 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire) takes second place with high guards protecting that most precious of goods: ice cream. Third place goes to Festival Foods (multiple Chippewa Valley locations), which also ranked highly for Best Curbside Retail Service. –Rebecca Mennecke