At Ford’s Fish Shack, our top priority is the health and safety of our team members, guests, and community. Our team is staying informed by closely monitoring the news of the coronavirus and the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We have implemented a number of enhanced protocols to ensure safety for everyone.
Proper hygiene etiquette and strict sanitation procedures have always been a part of daily operations at Ford’s Fish Shack. Given the cases of COVID-19 in the region, we are reinforcing these best practices and procedures to ensure our restaurants have the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation for our team members, guests, and community.
The following are some of the basic guidelines that we always follow and enforce, in addition to some new practices.
What Ford’s Is Doing:
• Implementing a 30 minute timer for wiping down all “high-touch” surfaces in the kitchen, bathrooms, bars, and dining rooms, including door handles and phones
• Wiping down the vinyl in the booths after each party leaves
• Wiping down menus after every single use
• Wearing gloves when delivering food
• 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 wipe downs of all counters, cutting surfaces, and utensils
• Reinforcing hygiene and hand-washing procedures for all employees
• 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
What We Are Asking Our Employees and Guests To Do:
• Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and use a paper towel to dry
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
• Stay home if you are sick
We will continue to stay informed, monitor the guidelines from the CDC, and revise our actions as needed.
Tony and Ana