The Red Brick Tavern Family cares about Your safety
The Red Brick Tavern (RBT) is, and has always been, committed to keeping our employees, guests and vendors safe, healthy, and informed. Since we opened in 2012, RBT has been proactive and has followed strict public health guidelines. To meet these guidelines, we have safety protocols and best practices in place.
Over the past few days, weeks and months we have been keeping up to date on the latest news about The Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts and prayers go out to anyone who is dealing with this illness! We are respectful of the magnitude of the World Pandemic and are taking additional proactive measures to keep RBT healthy.
To help prevent the threat of The Coronavirus (COVID-19), RBT has implemented the use of the following supplementary disinfecting steps in addition to our standard cleaning practices:
- Hand Sanitizer located throughout RBT for employees and guests’ frequent use
- Clorox Sanitizing Wipes to Clean and Disinfect All Hard Surfaces that our employees and guests may encounter
- Lysol Aerosol Spray for Airborne Viruses
- Medical Grade Virasept (as approved by the EPA and CDC) - a Detergent-Disinfectant, Virucide, Bactericide, Tuberculocide, Fungicide and Sporicide that delivers effective cleaning, disinfecting and malodor control
The Red Brick Tavern has ALWAYS taken your safety VERY seriously and we will continue to do so.
We are closely following the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidelines and recommendations on the steps we can take together to help prevent the spread of the virus. We will continue to monitor the situation and do all we can to protect you and our employees. The Red Brick Tavern values your patronage and your continued support of our preventative measures.
The Red Brick Tavern is grateful for your support. Thank you for being a part of our Success Story!
~ Debbie Glenn, Owner
We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of staying home if they feel sick or have been exposed to ANY ILLNESS, including but not limited to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you have been exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please seek medical guidance. The CDC recommends Self Quarantine for 14 Days. If you feel sick, unusually tired or just don't feel well, PLEASE CHOOSE NOT TO VISIT THE RED BRICK TAVERN UNTIL YOU HAVE FULLY RECOVERED. We will miss you and will look forward to seeing you back soon!
ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are RNA enveloped viruses than can infect animals and humans. So far, there are six known human coronaviruses. Four of these coronaviruses are less pathogenic, generally causing only minor respiratory symptoms like the common cold. Two other coronaviruses — Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SARS CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS CoV) — can cause serious respiratory diseases.
A new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has emerged, is causing illnesses globally and is different from other coronaviruses. To date, the virus has infected tens of thousands of people around the world, with thousands of reported deaths. As surveillance proceeds, there may be more cases identified. The cases were originally linked to a live animal market in Wuhan City, in the Hubei Province of China, but now cases are occurring due to community spread. Public Health authorities are actively investigating this outbreak.
Because of this, public health recommendations focus on standard infection control practices to reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms of COVID-19 are like other upper-respiratory infections, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing. They range from mild to severe and appear 2-14 days after exposure.
HOW IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TRANSMITTED?
HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED?
Since coronaviruses can be extremely contagious and spread easily from person to person, medical diagnosis is required.
Transmission routes for COVID-19, include:
- The air by coughing and sneezing
- Close, personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching surfaces or objects contaminated with virus particles, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands
CAN THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SPREAD THROUGH FOOD?
CAN THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SPREAD THROUGH FOOD?
According to the CDC, “Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread from person-to-person through respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.”
HOW IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CONTROLLED?
HOW IS IT CONTROLLED?
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection.
Infection risk can be reduced by doing the following:
- Wash your hands often and correctly. The World Health Organization recommends performing hand hygiene with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub if soap and water are not available. Washing your hands often with soap and water is one of the best ways to avoid transmission of emerging pathogens.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- In regions where excessive cases are being reported, avoid areas where live animals are being sold or raised
- If you have fever or other symptoms after traveling home, you should wear a mask and immediately call a doctor. Be sure to let the doctor know where you were traveling.
- Clean and disinfect hard surfaces and high touch areas using products appropriate for coronavirus and approved by public health authorities.
Enveloped viruses are the least resistant to inactivation by disinfection. The structure of these viruses includes a lipid envelope, which is easily compromised by most disinfectants. Once the lipid envelope is damaged, the integrity of the virus is compromised, thereby neutralizing its infectivity.
As with any communicable disease, it is recommended to focus on proper hand hygiene and disinfection of high-touchpoint areas including railings, doorknobs and handles and restroom surfaces.