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Covid-19

COVID-19 OPERATION GUIDELINES 2020

GENERAL OPERATIONS

  • Sales are limited to whole, uncut produce and pre-packaged food items, and individual artisan items. 
  • All ready-to-eat foods must be pre-packaged before arriving at the market. (No onsite food preparation)
  • No sampling of ANY food is permitted
  • Pearl Market will practice Social Distancing by:
    ● Spacing vendor stalls at least 6’ apart
    ● Marking with tape and chalk on sidewalk 6’ distances from vendor displays
    ● asking 10:30-11:30am be reserved for vulnerable shopping populations
  • All produce vendors will be grouped together, and value-added products will be grouped together in order to facilitate quicker navigation and shopping times for consumers. 
  • Pearl Market will provide hand sanitizer – as supply allows – to both vendors and customers.
  • Pearl Market will provide at least 1 handwashing station
  • Restrooms are located in the Rhodes Tower (30 E Broad St) just south of the market. 
  • All extracurricular activities will be suspended. No food trucks, no live music, no community tables or other activities. 
  • Online Pre-Order at www.localline.ca/pearl-market is open to all customers and participating vendors for Pre-pay & Pick-Up either on foot or via Drive-Up. Check out www.pearlmarket.org, facebook, or instagram for latest updates. This is a minimum-contact option. Please use it for your safety!
  • Require vendors, employees and volunteers to wear a cloth face covering as recommended by CDC guidelines.  

VENDOR GUIDELINES
Wear a cloth face covering as recommended by CDC guidelines for market day duration.
Clean your hands frequently, ideally between each customer transaction. Follow CDC recommendations for cleaning your hands.
PM recommends gloves and isolating stall tasks (one vendor picking products, the other handling payments, etc.)
Consider cleaning your card reader, tabletop, and anything else you touch during market.
If accepting cash, consider selling items at whole dollar amounts to reduce the exchange of currency and use of coins.
Promote alternative sales outlets and methods such as online ordering and delivery, pre-order for pick up, etc.


Employee, Volunteer and Vendor Policies:
Wear a cloth face covering as recommended by CDC guidelines for market day duration.
● Sick employees, volunteers and vendors must stay home and not return until they are free of fever for at least 14 days without fever-reducing medication and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath)
● Those who appear to be ill upon arrival to market or become sick during the day will be sent home immediately.

CUSTOMER RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Wear a cloth face covering as recommended by CDC guidelines.
  • Practice 6’ Social Distancing from one another while at the market – tape will be out to exhibit guidelines. 
  • Pre-Order Online at www.localline.ca/pearl-market! Pre-pay & Pick-Up either on foot or via Drive-Up. Check out www.pearlmarket.org, facebook, or instagram for latest updates. This is a minimum-contact option. Please use it for your safety!
  • Allow the vendor to select and bag products customers wish to purchase. 
  • Prioritize only essential purchasing and discontinue social gatherings. 
  • Clean your hands frequently. Follow CDC recommendations for cleaning your hands. 
  • Send only ONE member from each household into the market in order to maintain Social Distance in public space of the market
  • Know that vendors may prefer not to handle reuseable shopping bags. Vendors may bag your items in plastic and pass them onto you. Bring your own shopping bags to use personally to keep all your items together.
  • Customers with a previous illness must stay home and not return to the market until they are free of fever for at least and show improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) at least 14 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
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