Our Response to the Novel Coronavirus
The health and safety of guests and employees is our highest priority. With the recent news that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has reached Shelby County, we wanted to share some actions we are taking to help protect both you and our employees.
As the situation develops, we will continue to monitor the guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials around the country, and our decisions will be informed by their recommendations.
At present, all Huey’s locations will remain open as scheduled. While Huey’s is thoroughly cleaned daily, our staff is presently undertaking additional cleaning and safety measures, including frequent hand-washing.
As a result, we are taking the following actions:
- Thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the following frequently-touched objects with the sanitizer spray bottles provided to each location:
- Salt and Pepper Shakers
- Door handles entering and exiting the building
- Water faucets
- Indoor handrails
- Sugar Caddies
- Table tents
- All employees are required to wash their hands at least every 30 minutes with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, in addition to the usual Huey’s hand-washing protocol.
- Employees who are sick with fever, upset stomach and vomiting, cough or noticeable shortness of breath are required to stay home.
We understand that this virus has already affected many in our state, nation and world, and our hearts are with those who have already been affected. Please know that Huey’s will always base our decisions on the health and well-being of you – our guests – and our employees.
We strongly recommend following the preventative guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), outlined below.
Recommendations for Disease Prevention
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty
For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control’s website for comprehensive information about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/