Since the beginning of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, D’Arrigo California has been monitoring the situation both domestically and internationally.  The global impact of the COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) and we are taking proactive measures to protect the safety of our valued associates, customers and consumers.

COVID-19 Face Coverings:

On Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:01am, the Monterey County Health Department issued an order requiring all members of the public and essential workers to wear a face covering when going out into the public and at work.  D’Arrigo CA ordered 3,600 face coverings and distributed 2 reusable and washable face coverings to each employee FREE of charge.

Bilingual COVID-19 Trainings:

D’Arrigo CA continues to conduct bilingual trainings for all employees working at the headquarters and field level on COVID-19 facts. Trainings are led by bilingual staff nurses from Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.  Trainings cover the importance of physical distancing, wearing a face covering, washing and sanitizing hands, understanding the symptoms of the virus, where to get tested, etc.

Bilingual COVID-19 Informational Flyers:

D’Arrigo CA continues to provide bilingual informational flyers to all employees to stay current on COVID-19 facts and services.

Below are key focus points that we are mandating our employees to follow in light of the current health situation.

  1. Focus on employee hygiene.
    • Require employees to wash/sanitize their hands multiple times daily.
    • Reduce meetings and group gathering to essential communication only.
    • Advise against personal contact within the facility.
    • Make sure hand sanitizers are accessible throughout the entire facility.
  2. Requiring ill employees to stay home.
    • Anyone with immediate family members that are ill are asked to stay home.
    • Employees at work that develop symptoms of being ill will be sent home.
    • Advise against personal contact within the facility.
  1. Perform routine environmental cleaning in all high traffic areas.
    • Sanitizing of the headquarters and shipping facility will occur multiple times throughout the day:
      • Door handles
      • Bathroom areas
      • Lunchroom tables and chairs
      • Kitchen areas
      • Time clock areas
  1. Utilize off-hour times to complete an aggressive sanitation of common areas utilizing housekeeping or sanitation crews.
    • Use sanitizer each day to deep clean:
      • Lunchroom areas
      • Meeting rooms
      • Time clock areas
      • Office rooms
      • Shipping Facility
  1. Train employees on the above SOP’s of what we are doing to keep them safe.

6. Restricting non-essential travel.

 

Informative publications:

COVID 19 Coronavirus Prevention: A Dozen Things to Know About Leafy Greens 

Purdue University: Don’t fear eating fruits and veggies as virus concerns grip nation

Selecting and Serving Produce Safely

Western Growers: Additional Prevention Measures to Mitigate COVID-19

 

D’Arrigo California greatly appreciates your cooperation during this difficult time.  As information becomes available we will provide timely updates.

Thank you.