Well, here we go again… Per Gov. Walz orders, the restaurant industry has been shutdown and limited to curbside, takeout and delivery. This is through December 18th, 2020, as of right now.
Under Gov. Tim Walz’s executive orders, identified businesses that are in operation during the peacetime emergency are required to establish a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.
FACE MASK RULES: (UPDATED 7/25/20)
Face masks must be worn to enter the restaurant. They must be worn while not seated at your table (using the restroom, going outside to smoke etc.). They must be worn when a staff member is at your table. While eating and drinking, and 6 feet away from anyone other than your party members, face masks may be temporarily removed. If needed, disposable face masks will be sold at the host stand for $1 each.
Staff members will continue to wear masks while working and within 6 feet of customers, per usual.
Workers have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess workers’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. Management will take each worker’s temperature before entering the building and the temperature will be entered into a log, as well as ask a series of health screening questions.
If management has any concerns as a result of these questions the worker will be sent home. If any workers think they have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms while at work we will isolate the worker outside and identify who they had contact with, where they’ve been, items they’ve touched and they will be sent home immediately. If a worker is sick, experiencing symptoms while at home, or thinks they’ve been exposed, we have designated Dan to maintain communication with and gather information from the individual as to ensure their privacy is maintained and Dan will notify the worker not to come to work if sick.
Maverick’s Wood Grill has implemented leave policies that promote workers staying at home when they are sick, when household members are sick, or when they are required to isolate or quarantine themselves or a member of their household.
Maverick’s Wood Grill has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time. If known exposure occurs, we will follow all CDC guidelines. In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of workers’ health status and health information.
Regular housekeeping practices have been implemented, including the continued routine sanitizing of the workplace and frequent sanitizing of high-touch areas. Workers have been instructed that personal equipment and tools should not be shared and, if shared, should be disinfected between users.
This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated via a live presentation to all workers on May 27th, 2020 and necessary training was provided. Managers and supervisors are to monitor how effective the program has been implemented by addressing customer concerns and checking that all cleaning practices have been completed. Management and workers are to work through this new program together and update the training as necessary. This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been certified by Maverick’s Wood Grill management and was posted throughout the workplace May 27th, 2020. It will be updated as necessary.
Workers and customers must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet when possible. Workers are required to avoid handshakes and similar greetings between guests and other staff members. Leftover food must be packaged by the customer for takeout. There will be markings on the ground 6 feet apart if customers have to wait for the restroom. Tables will be placed at least 6 feet apart. Shared entertainment items such as board games are prohibited.
There will be signs posted on each door stating that if a customer does not feel well or is experiencing any symptoms compatible with COVID-19, they should stay home. If they begin to feel unwell while at Maverick’s Wood Grill they should leave immediately and if we have any suspicion that a customer is sick or symptomatic we can choose not to serve them. If customers don’t follow Maverick’s protocol they will be asked to leave.
Bottom line here, we NEED everyone to take this seriously. We all know this has been a long, arduous process. If we all work together, we can get back to normal quicker.
You miss Maverick’s? Well we do, too.
Thank you all for your continued support through this time.
Amber & Chase, owners
Ryan, Dan & Kambria, general & assistant managers
…and the rest of the Maverick’s family