Well, we were finally attacked by the COVID-19 virus. Attacked is too strong of a word in our experience.
One of our staff tested positive to the virus. We needed to shut down our normal practices for a while. All of us needed to be tested. We had been quite careful in the kitchen in order to avoid this day. But here we were.
I do want to report that there was no infection in the kitchen. We have been quite diligent in disinfecting all hands and surfaces. Also, we have practiced distancing. It is true. All of those inconveniences recommended by the scientists work.
Only one person was infected and the infection was not from our premises. Good work crew. We were able to resume normalcy after five days on the new schedule. Everyone tested negative and had been exposed several days prior. The 14-day quarantine has transpired.
None of our seniors were ever threatened. All of our drivers have been careful in our facility as well as when delivering. It has been a major team effort. We will, of course, keep up the diligence. All of our staff as well as our delivery drivers are wearing masks. When not masked, those involved are social distancing.
This virus is out to get us, and we can’t let it. Stay smart, stay safe. Practice great hygiene, mask wearing, social distancing. Stay away from large social events. These events could become extremely dangerous. Let’s beat this virus by not giving it any hosts.
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