In the interest of transparency, we wanted to inform you that on Monday, January 10 we learned that two employees from our store have tested positive for Covid-19.
One employee works in the deli department, and the other employee works as a cashier. Their last shifts were both on Saturday, January 8.
Both employees are self-quarantining at home as recommended by their healthcare providers. To our knowledge, neither employee has exhibited symptoms while at work and most likely contracted the virus outside of the store.
We encourage anyone with concerns to contact their healthcare professional and get tested when appropriate.
As an added precaution we’ve done extra cleaning and sanitation in each area of the store. We have also identified all staff members who may have been in close contact with the affected employees, and we are supporting them as they self-monitor. At this time we believe there is no communal spread within the Co-op.
As part of our daily Covid-19 screening practices, we ask that any employee who exhibits symptoms to stay home, contact our HR department, and notify their healthcare provider. Our co-op has a generous sick leave and vacation policy, and we are working with staff members on a case-by-case basis to ensure they have the support they need.
Our co-op prides itself on its cleanliness, social distancing, and safety standards, and we are taking multiple steps to best serve you, care for our staff, and be a responsible member of our community.
Employees are required to wear masks inside the store. We ask customers to wear masks while they shop.
Our staff self-monitor for symptoms and do not come to work if they are sick.
All employees are asked to maintain a 6 foot distance from customers and coworkers.
We practice social distancing in our work areas and have installed reminders throughout the store.
We have installed extra sanitizer stations for staff and customers throughout the store, and encourage good hygiene and frequent hand-washing.
We’ve installed plexiglas safety barriers at our registers, and marked off spaces on the floor to help everyone maintain a safe social distance.
To learn more about the steps we are taking, please visit our Covid-19 information page.
If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.