My name is Laura and I run the social media channels and online content for The Herbivorous Butcher. On Friday, I coughed a couple times, and when I woke up Saturday, it felt like I was experiencing seasonal allergies or maybe getting a cold with continued minor coughing and some congestion. I decided to stay home and get tested for Covid-19, and I just found out this morning that I am positive.
The majority of my work day is spent in the office above the shop, so I have had very little contact with the shop and kitchen teams, and I haven't been on site since Friday. Masks have been required in the office as well as the shop, and we are required to check our temperature when we clock in and clock out to monitor for fever (I have not had a fever). The few people with whom I had extended contact are getting tested and will only return to work if they test negative. We are closing the office for deep cleaning according to CDC guidelines.
What does this mean for your as our customer? Because of my minimal interaction in the shop itself, regular operations will continue as usual. Our standard protocol since March has been to regularly disinfect all shop and kitchen surfaces, and I do not handle the food or packaging materials, etc., so you have a very minimal risk of exposure.
If you have questions or concerns, of course please let us know, and if anything new develops, we will be sure to share. Be safe out there!