We’ve moved through the COVID-19 pandemic as a community, and navigated many hurdles together. For Seward Co-op, this meant pausing self-serve, unpackaged foods at our hot and salad bars. Many of you have been anxiously waiting for its return and have let us know that! Well, the wait is almost over – we are pleased to announce that we will reopen our prepared food bars at both the Franklin and Friendship delis on Monday, May 10, with self-serve and packaged options. For now, our seating areas will remain closed and we look forward to safely offering more space for food and connection in the future.
We look forward to once again offering a wide variety of nutritious dishes prepared in-house. Our staff-developed recipes are based on community needs and preferences, highlighting culinary traditions and cuisines from around the world. Seward Co-op’s prepared foods also help to sustain our local economy with 100% of animal proteins sourced from local Community Foods producers. 95% of our hot and salad bar ingredients are organic, and we have vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten-free options available daily.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has shared that COVID-19 spreads less commonly through contact with contaminated surfaces. The recommended guidance has remained the same – people can protect themselves from the virus that causes COVID-19, and other viruses, by staying at least 6 feet away from others, wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth, washing their hands frequently, cleaning touched surfaces often and staying home when sick. Seward Co-op offers hand sanitizer throughout the store and in the delis. Please help us to create a safe and positive experience for everyone by adhering to CDC guidelines. Please keep the following in mind when making selections from the hot and salad bars:
Wear a mask and ensure your mouth and nose are covered
Sanitize your hands to prevent the spread of germs
Refrain from sampling, eating and/or drinking while in the store
Maintain a 6’ distance from others
Announce your intention to people nearby to avoid overcrowding