Coronavirus Updates and Resources March 19 2020

Well, things have gotten interesting, huh? So wild! I hope you all are healthy and calm as possible.

We are still operating for the foreseeable future. 

I feel extremely grateful that our set up is already decentralized and we can continue feeding our community healthy food in this time. 

This article by The Washington Post has details about the virus and food safety:
The good news about food safety and coronavirus: It’s the same advice we’ve known all along

I am a Certified ServSafe Food Manager (that was tens of hours of online video training learning about preventing all kinds of scary illness scenarios!). And our very small team of three will be taking all our normal food safety precautions this week and keep extra vigilant. 

Coronavirus is killed by heat, so if you wish you may even rinse our meal jars off and wash your hands, then heat the food for extra precaution.

Here is a nice info graphic on food safety and the virus from NC State University. It's an even lower risk option than going to the grocery store with minimal contact points.

Our operating is also definitely more fluid and unpredictable than normal!

Delivery and Pick Up Updates:

Boulder Savory Spice Shop is closed until further notice as of 3/18. Choose Boulder Fermentation Supply pick up or Home Delivery for Boulder.

Boulder Fermentation Supply is still open as of 3/29 and is limiting the number of customers in the shop to five at once. They are an essential business and will be staying open until further notice.

We are extending our pick up hours there as much as possible to spread out your arrivals and will email everyone when the food is there (likely 12:30-1pm).

Our Broomfield Kitchen is still open for pick up as of 3/29. We are an essential business.

If you would like curbside pick up, please leave a note in your order and we will email you more details. So far, customers backing up to our kitchen door and opening the truck has worked well :)

We have been sanitizing all door handles, pens, tables at least once an hour in the front starting 3/11.
I have also hired extra delivery drivers so that I will be in the kitchen to help monitor and coordinate everything, including getting food out of the refrigerators for people and mark jars.  
And because we rarely have more than one customer in at a time and have space between pick ups, we are able to sanitize between each person as well.
**We ask people to maintain social distancing in the store and stand back if you do need to wait to be served.**

Personal and Community Health Supports:

Donate to Sister Carmen Food Bank here

Donate to The Dairy Center for the Arts here.

Check out these local online offerings:

Soul Tree Yoga online classes (Lafayette)

 

How to Wash Your Hands Thoroughly:

  • Wet your hands with clean running water, warm or cold, and then you can turn off the tap and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.  You can hum the Happy Birthday song from beginning to end twice.That’s way longer than most people think about washing their hands.
  • Then rinse your hands under clean running water. And then dry your hands using a clean towel or air-dry them.
  • This is more effective than using sanitizer and preferable when there is an option.

Source - CDC Guidelines via Dr. Ramzi Asfour interview "Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus"

 

Four Basics of Immune Boosting from Chris Kresser :

    1. Decrease Stress - Yoga, hot bath, go for a walk, read a book...
    2. Get 7-8 hours of sleep
    3. Exercise - you can go outside, in fact it's encouraged especially in the sun!
    4. Eat a nutrient-dense, whole-foods, anti-inflammatory diet.

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