Breweries & Distilleries

Phase 1

The State has moved beyond Phase 1, but the description, health measures and participants for Phase 1 are included for reference purposes only.

Function Description:

  • Business is closed to the public
  • Online sales with delivery or shipment options where possible
  • Non-essential staff is furloughed, scheduled with reduced hours, or teleworking
  • Essential staff is onsite for limited activities and periods (i.e., security, administration of operations)

Public Health Measures:

  • Post signage at entrance with closure notice
  • Transition to e-commerce if the brewery or distillery has infrastructure for this
  • Schedule shipping and deliveries with limited interaction
  • Disinfect incoming and outgoing packages
  • Stock hygiene and disinfectant supplies
  • Reconfigure floorplans, enabling line management, and determine capacity/occupancy protocols based on social distancing standards
  • Develop new cleaning protocols
  • Perform deep clean and sanitation of entire store prior to reopening
  • Disinfect seating, tables, and desks before and after each use, and provide disinfectant wipes or sprays for additional use as needed
  • Place hand sanitizer prominently at each desk, reception area, and pick-up station

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Customers

Phase 2 (Current Stage)

Function Description:

  • Tasting rooms are closed to the public (Early Phase 2)
  • Online sales can continue with curbside pick-up added where possible (Early Phase 2)
  • Limited staff may return for the manufacturing component with implementation of the Health Measures listed below (Early Phase 2)
  • Tasting rooms may open to the public with reduced capacity limits similar to those of dine-in restaurants (Late Phase 2)

Public Health Measures:

  • Use restaurant measures
  • Implement policies for employee health checks to protect employees and customers
  • Implement policies to protect employees from customer interactions and unnecessary exposure
  • Implement daily cleaning protocols to disinfect high traffic touch points and respective work areas
  • Place floor markers to maintain customer social distancing standards
  • Consider one-way directional floor plans where beneficial to avoid close crossing in aisles
  • Section and separate checkout stands with plexiglass or comparable barriers
  • Equip checkout stands with portable scanners to minimize contact with goods
  • Request customers place items with barcodes exposed for ease of scanning and contactless checkout
  • Offer touch-free payment options/ give-away pens or pens sanitized between use
  • Equip employees with PPE appropriate for their position
  • Provide disinfectant wipes, disinfectants and hand sanitizer to consumers and employees at high touch points / high traffic areas and desk stations where applicable
  • Offer PPE for customers if appropriate
  • Require employee/client face coverings

Participants:

  • Employers / Employees / Customers