PREVENTION POLICY FOR COVID-19
As the situation with COVID-19 evolves day-to-day, and the Delta variant escalates within Skagit County, 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
- masks mandatory for all staff inside the bakery, regardless of vaccination status, unless working in a solo capacity
- 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. 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.
Due to the high transmission rate of the Delta variant and increase in COVID case count here in Skagit County, effective July 30, 2021 masks are again mandatory for all staff regardless of vaccination status.
High touch surfaces and work areas are thoroughly cleaned mid-shift and end of shift with a sanitizing solution. Ensuring proper ventilation with outside air helps reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants, including viruses. We recognize that good ventilation is critical to keeping our staff safe and have recently installed a positive air purifier system to bring filtered air into the bakery, creating a slightly higher interior pressure that maintains an overall outward airflow through cracks and seams. Each 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. Masks are REQUIRED for non vaccinated customers, when visiting our order window. We are happy to provide a contact-free transaction by having your place an online order, call us upon arrival and we will place your order outside.