Thank you so much for sticking with us. We are happy to be supporting each other during these challenging times.Like your household, our co-op is adjusting daily due to COVID-19. Here are some additional things we would like you to know:
- We are limiting the amount of people in the store at one time to 5. We rarely have more than that number, but if we do happen to have more than 5, we will ask you to wait to come in until someone leaves.
- If you don’t want to come in to further limit contact, please call ahead to place your order and ask for us to bring it out to your car.
- We ask that everyone wear a mask when entering the store.
We hope that you are staying healthy and safe. Please read this email for important reminders as we work toward keeping our Co-op family as safe as we can. This is a stressful time and we are continuing to stay open with some additional measures, in order to be a safe, clean and healthy place for you to purchase healthy and nutritious products and supplies.
As of now, our store hours at the Co-op are only reduced on Saturday (we now close at 2:00pm).
Monday & Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Closed Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
Health and safety are all of our responsibilities. We encourage you to practice safety measures at home and when you’re out. Take measures to avoid unnecessary contact with large crowds and confined gatherings of people to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
We are monitoring the situation as it unfolds continuously, and following some extra precautions to keep everyone safe:
As per the new CDC guidelines, we ask that you wear a face mask or covering when you come in to shop
Also, please touch only the products you plan to purchase (as much as it is possible)
What we are doing:
- Managing the number of people present in the co-op at any one time
- Offering curbside pickup to those who do not wish to come in to shop
- Managers, cashiers & volunteers are now wearing face masks/coverings
- Frequent sanitization of all door handles, equipment handles, counters and other surfaces
- Frequent volunteer worker hand washing
- Providing disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, etc.
- Not working if we’re sick
- Wear a face covering when you come in to shop
- Wash your hands when you arrive and leave, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Maintain a social distance of 6 feet when possible, particularly from anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Try as much as possible to only touch products you plan to purchase
- Don’t shake hands with your friends and neighbors. How about waving or a nice Japanese bow?
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Please stay home if you’re exhibiting any symptoms of any kind
- You should also stay home if you have had to take simple medications, such as paracetamol/acetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin, which may mask symptoms of infection
- SC DHEC Covid-19 information: https://www.scdhec.gov/infectious-diseases/viruses/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
- What you need to know about the coronavirus: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/02/28/what-you-need-know-about-coronavirus/?arc404=true
- Coronavirus spread simulation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/?itid=sf_coronavirus
- Coronavirus & staying close to one another even with social distancing: https://forward.com/opinion/441490/coronavirus-is-a-test-for-the-government-but-its-a-test-for-us-too/?gamp&fbclid=IwAR0qo5NHOcFWlGQXxkHgPoR69QSSBYrLA8_xmV9En-279TLQE55rzKwdiX4
- Why Social Distancing is important: https://medium.com/@ariadnelabs/social-distancing-this-is-not-a-snow-day-ac21d7fa78b4?fbclid=IwAR3v3zBsWa-89JOnPxbt80Z04v4pIFlbIGaNy1AbVhETTKYTvLLnAI3cc5w