PREVENTION POLICY FOR COVID-19
As the situation with COVID-19 evolves day-to-day, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our co-workers, our customers and our community. Breadfarm best practices include:
- daily health screenings
- physical distancing
- wearing masks at all times
- frequent washing of hands
- increased ventilation
- CDC sanitization
At Breadfarm, taking care of our employees and the community is important to us. Thanks to Access Washington, we created an in depth COVID-19 manual outlining procedures, protocols and best practices. This manual is updated regularly by our general manager, Kathy Jewell. By following local, state, CDC and DOH guidelines & directives we are working diligently to ensure our safety and the safety of all those we come in contact with.
We are regularly monitoring COVID symptoms of all staff. Those who are sick, symptomatic, or have been in close contact with someone who is, are being asked to stay home. Masks are required at all times when in the building. We are conducting temp checks before the start of every shift. Staff has been trained on proper hand washing protocols. Work stations within the bakery have been modified to provide distancing whenever possible. All Breadfarmers have access to PTO, available after 60 days of employment; in addition medical benefits are offered for those who work 30+ hours.
High touch surfaces and work areas are cleaned hourly with a highly concentrated CDC sanitizing solution. Good ventilation is a critical to keeping our staff inside the building safe. Ensuring proper ventilation with outside air can help reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants, including viruses. Breadfarm has recently installed a positive air purifier system to bring filtered air into the space, creating a slightly higher interior pressure that maintains an overall outward airflow through cracks and seams. We have limited the number of people present in each department, or in specific rooms within the bakery. In addition, each room, and department within the bakery has access to fresh air by means of an opening window or door.
Our lobby remains closed to the public as we have transitioned to a curbside business model. All customers must wear a mask when visiting our order window. Should a customer not have a mask, one will be provided. Customers who are unable to wear a mask due to health constraints can place an online order, call us upon arrival and we can place the order outside for a contact-free transaction.