(Last updated 8/12/22)
Dear friends of the farm,
Thank you, as always, for helping us keep each other safe over the past two years.
As you probably know, the CDC recently changed its recommendations on masking. Indoor mask recommendations are based on now COVID-19 County Community Levels. Masks are recommended for communities with High levels, not for those with Low or Medium levels. Washtenaw Co. as of 8/12/2022, is medium.
Masks are now optional for employees and guests on property, regardless of vaccination status. Employees and guests can continue to wear masks if they would like. If Washtenaw County returns to High levels, masks will be required for all employees, regardless of vaccination status.
If that changes, we’ll update you here.
Kieron Hales and Tabitha Mason, Managing Partners
Current Event Precautions
The CDC recently changed its recommendations on masking. Indoor mask recommendations are now based on COVID-19 County Community Levels. Masks are recommended for communities with High levels, not for those with Low or Medium levels. Washtenaw Co. as of 3/07/21 is Medium. Starting Monday, March 16, 2022, masks are required for employees, but not vendors or guests at events based on the current county community level, though individuals can choose to mask for as long as they wish.
We are able to seat more than 6 guests at a table again and tables no longer need to be 6 feet apart. We will maintain social distancing between guests and staff.
Dancing is allowed and dancing in the barn will be permitted.
Clear plexiglass dividers will separate staff and guests at the bar.
To ensure the safety of our guests and staff members, we continue to rigorously follow and exceed Food Safety Laws to ensure we have a clean and safe environment and kitchen. For example:
- Our staff members strictly follow food handling standards, from hand washing to glove usage.
- We regularly sanitize all staff areas.
- We are safety trained and our executive chef is a Servsafe certified food safety manager.
Sanitation & Staff Safety
We carefully follow guidelines and directives from the CDC and industry experts. We have heightened our protocol on all sanitation efforts, and will have ongoing education with our staff on the preventative measures being continuously updated by the CDC regarding food, food handling and safety. Additional measures during this time of heightened awareness include:
- Every employee takes a COVID-19 risk assessment before beginning work.
- Staff members who are working wear masks and gloves, and work at stations 6 feet apart from one another.
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting the property with antibacterial and antimicrobial solutions.