Quincy Natural Foods Co-op announced Dec. 21 that it has had no additional employees test positive for coronavirus following the reported positive case Dec. 17. It worked with the Plumas County Public Health Agency to make this determination.
“The Co-op will continue to take proactive steps to minimize the risk to our staff, owners, shoppers and vendors while still providing the best service possible to everyone in our community,” read a statement distributed Dec. 21.
When the Co-op initially released the information Dec. 17, it shared that the employee’s last day of work had been Dec. 10 and that the individual was isolated and doing well.
The Co-op said that it had thoroughly disinfected workspaces that may have been used and that it continues to follow all recommended guidelines from public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and county and state public health departments to ensure everyone’s safety.
“Any appearance of COVID-19 is distressing and worrying, but it also reinforces why we have such rigorous practices in place: stringent mask policies, robust hygiene hand washing policies, generous and proactive Wellness benefits, and a dedication to in-store sanitization will help keep everyone safe,” the announcement read. “Supporting our staff is one of our paramount priorities; please help protect our staff by diligently wearing your mask correctly and staying home when ill or when in contact with those who are ill.”
As a reminder, per the California state mandate, face coverings are required on Quincy Natural Foods Co-op property at all times. Other critical safety measures:
• Wear a mask at all times in public.
• Wear your mask across your nose, mouth and chin.
• Keep at least 6 feet distance between yourself and others when in public.
• Wash your hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Keep holiday celebrations and other gatherings to those within your “bubble”.
• Monitor yourself for symptoms. If you present symptoms or have concerns about being exposed, you should seek testing.
Curbside Pickup is available for those seeking the convenience and safety of ordering groceries online and delivered to their car. It is easy to use and convenient.