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Ford’s Fish Shack’s Update on Coronavirus

We are excited that our community has started the reopening process in Loudoun County and look forward to welcoming guests back in our dining rooms. 

  • Ford’s Fish Shack Ashburn and South Riding will be open for dine-in seating daily 11 am to 9 pm.
  • Reservations are highly encouraged.
  • Face coverings are required when not seated for dining.
  • Due to reduced capacity, we are asking guests to please limit their visit to 55 minutes to allow everyone to enjoy dine-in seating.

At this time, we are implementing the following guidelines and best practices to ensure the safety and health of our employees and guests and to prevent the spread of illness.

 Cleaning and Sanitization

Ford’s Fish Shack Will Be:

  • Implementing a 30 minute timer for sanitizing all “high-touch” surfaces in the kitchen, bathrooms, bars, and dining rooms, including door handles and phones
  • Sanitizing the tabletop, vinyl, and entire booth after each party leaves
  • Wearing gloves at all times and changing them regularly
  • Removing “high-touch” items from tables including salt and pepper shakers and providing only upon request; Removing pre-set items from the bars
  • Implementing heightened sanitation procedures in our kitchens, including increased sanitization of all counters, cutting surfaces, and utensils
  • Educating our employees on preventative measures provided by the CDC
  • Reinforcing the reporting agreement that all employees sign upon hire, which requires them to inform a manager in the event they are experiencing symptoms of illness

Social Distancing and Hygiene

  • Ford’s will space the dining area and seating to accommodate 6 feet of distance between tables
  • We are asking guests to wait outside until their dining times
    • All Employees Are Required To:
      • Regularly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Avoiding touching noses, mouths, and eyes
      • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow
      • Stay home when they are sick or have any symptoms

Employee Screening

All Employees Are Required To:

  • Agree to a temperature check before clocking in
  • Agree to wear the appropriate personal protection equipment, including a mask and gloves
  • Answer the following screening questions
    • Have you or has anyone in your household experienced any COVID-19 symptoms in the last fourteen days?
    • Have you been symptom-free for at least three days?
    • Have you been exposed to anyone with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Anyone who has answered yes to these questions may be sent home and will not be able to return to work until at least three days without symptoms.

We will continue to stay informed, monitor the guidelines from the CDC, and revise our actions as needed.

Thank you,

Tony and Ana

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