Actions We’re Taking To Help Prevent The Spread Of Coronavirus

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Mask Policy Update – Thursday, May 13th 2021


In light of the CDC’s revised mask wearing guidelines and applicable state and local requirements, we want to share our ongoing protocols. (more…)

Since 1982, our mission at Bristol Farms is to bring Southern Californians together around good food. In addition to our already high standards, we have implemented additional protocols to protect the health of our customers and employees—and by extension, our larger community.

We are diligently monitoring the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our 1,700+ team members are advised to practice the same everyday preventative measures that we, as individuals, should be practicing to reduce the transmission of seasonal viruses: properly cleaning hands, objects, and surfaces; not touching eyes, nose, or mouth; respiratory etiquette (covering cough or sneeze with tissue, disposing of tissue, washing hands); and avoiding contact with others if under the weather.

In addition, because COVID-19 can live on surfaces for two hours to several days, we are cleaning high-traffic employee and customer touch points a minimum of every two hours. We also have suspended all food demos and special events inside of our locations until further notice.

In compliance with California Department of Public Health regulations for grocers, we have closed our cafes and suspended internal seating. As we all navigate these unprecedented times, please know that we are working closely with our distributors and are receiving deliveries throughout the day.

We are managing the number of people in the store by ensuring social distancing can be maintained. If, during peak times, the store grows too crowded, we will respectfully ask customers to wait outside, while maintaining proper space between each other. To support this social distancing behavior, we’ve added clear signage, interior and exterior floor markers, and increased intercom announcements in the stores. To further protect the community, we’ve installed plexiglass screens at our registers and scales. As with all actions, we are constantly monitoring the situation with our customers’ and team members’ safety always being our priority.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have additional questions, please visit our FAQs or email us.

Thank you for your continued confidence in Bristol Farms. We are honored to be a part of your community and look forward to serving you.