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UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PREVENTION MEASURES AT YOUR CO-OP

Updated: May 4



In light of our current situation, we want to keep you up to date on the things our co-op is doing to best serve you, care for our staff, and be a responsible member of our community.


ADDED 4-29-20

Grocery Buddy Program:

Grocery Buddy Program orders will not be processed until 10am.


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• BULK



• Health & Wellness



ADDED 3-30-20

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BULK:


ADDED 3-26-20

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If you have one person per household our store isles will have that many more households able to shop with out crowding and lessening physical distancing needs. If your shopping trip requires two people WE UNDERSTAND and disregard this message. But if you can shop solo- your typical shopping partner can always enjoy the ride here with you. Thanks Everyone!


Reminder we are open regular hours:



ADDED 3-24-20

Education:

DELI:


ADDED 3-23-20

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ADDED 3-18-20

Deli:

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ADDED 3-16-20


Special Orders:


Harmony Grocery Buddy Program:


When we utilize our compassion and cooperative strength, together we are able to take care of our community!


How do I get groceries when I am at high risk and could be exposed to COVID-19 or I am already diagnosed?


1. Identify a neighbor or friend who would be willing to pick-up your groceries at Harmony; coordinate a day and they could pick-up your groceries.


2. Create your grocery list.


3. Call Harmony and indicate you would like to create a Grocery Buddy shopping list and communicate your grocery list; leave your credit card information in order for your order to be paid once it has been “shopped” by a Harmony employee.


4. You will be called back once your order is complete and given a purchase/charge total.


5. Contact your neighbor or friend that the order is ready for pick-up. Please make sure that your order is picked up within 2 hours of being ready/called (your groceries will be stored in a cooler and not a freezer so please coordinate your pick-up as such).


This program is intended for individuals who are “highly vulnerable” to infection from COVID-19 or who may be sick themselves. This is not a program for added life convenience; please respect this difference as staff resources to make this program work are limited.


ADDED 3-13-20


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Dear Harmony Co-op Owners and Shoppers,


It is often the case, in challenging times, that grocery stores are a vital resource to the communities they serve. The recent outbreak of novel corona virus (COVID-19) is proving that this continues to be true.

You have come to us in recent days to stock your pantry, replenish household supplies, and prepare alongside others in the community. As a grocery store, our co-op is in the unique position of offering essential services for our communities while also doing all we can to minimize risk to our staff, owners, and shoppers.


In light of our current situation, I want to share the things our co-op is doing to best serve you, care for our staff, and be a responsible member of our community:


  • While Bemidji has had no reported COVID-19 infections, we have asked any staff exhibiting symptoms of such an infection to stay home and notify their physician.

  • We have sanitizing wipes available at the entrance for you to wipe down your shopping cart. We have also installed several sanitizing wipe and hand sanitizing stations throughout the store for your use. Please utilize these particularly in areas of multiple use such as Bulk and our Deli Soup Bar. Our staff is actively sanitizing touch points throughout the store throughout the day including multiple bathroom cleanings daily.

  • Our deli management team is ServeSafe (advanced food safety training) trained and excellent food safety standards are maintaining the co-op kitchen. We are rotating soup ladles and produce tongs hourly. The deli seating area tabletops are sanitized hourly. Gloves are worn by all deli staff at all times.

  • We have suspended all demos in the store.

We are experiencing increased out of stocks from our distributors. It is likely that this will continue. It is possible that we will have missed deliveries due to the increased demand for staple items during this time. We are working hard to keep the co-op stocked.


We anticipate that guidance from federal, state and local agencies may change rapidly over the coming days and weeks. We will continue to monitor closely and be nimble in adjusting our operations to prioritize the health and safety of you and our staff.

In addition, for those shoppers who identify as “highly vulnerable” to COVID-19 or may be exhibiting symptoms and are staying home, we are establishing a Harmony Grocery Buddy Program. Please see that program’s information sheet to see how it works.


We can embrace our compassion while forging our health and strength to care for our community and shoppers who may be in need of our assistance. Thank you for choosing to be an integral part of our community and Harmony.


Stronger Together,


Colleen Bakken, Harmony Foods Co-op General Manager


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Harmony Natural Foods Co-op

302 Irvine Ave NW Bemidji, MN 56601

(218) 751-2009

customerservice@harmonyfoods.coop

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