Please remember to wear a face covering and to practice social distancing. We all need to do our part to continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community. In compliance with the City of Minneapolis’ Emergency Regulation 2020-13, Minnesota State Executive Order 20-81 and following guidance from the CDC, Seward Community Co-op requires all staff and customers to wear a cloth face covering inside co-op facilities. If you need a mask, please request one from our staff. To aid social distancing our store dining areas remain closed. For the safety of everyone, we ask that masks are kept on while in the store and that shoppers wait to consume food and drinks until outside the stores. Thank you for continuing to help us keep community members and staff healthy by shopping safely. If you are feeling ill with COVID-19 symptoms, community testing organized in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health is available at local testing sites.
If you are unable to wear a face covering, please use our Curbside Pickup option.
Below is some additional clarification regarding the State of Minnesota mandate to wear face coverings.
Types of face coverings that are allowed:
Paper or disposable mask, a cloth mask, a neck gaiter, a scarf, a bandanna, or a religious face covering. A face covering must cover the nose and mouth completely. The covering should not be overly tight or restrictive and should feel comfortable to wear.
Types of face coverings that are not allowed:
Any mask with a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhaling, mesh masks, or masks with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material, or vents. These may allow droplets to be released from the mask.
The State of Minnesota requires that all people in public spaces wear a face mask unless they have a medical condition that prevents them from doing so. Seward Co-op’s policy is that all people entering our buildings wear a face covering. Community members with medical exemption have the option to place a Curbside Pickup order as an accommodation.