Our Safety Measures
At Brewer’s Alley, we’re highly committed to creating a dining experience that supports the health and wellbeing of our patrons. Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adopted and maintained strict compliance with all local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure we do our part to protect the community.
Based on guidance set forth by Frederick County, the State of Maryland, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Restaurant Association, Brewer’s Alley has been operating with the following preventative measures in place to combat the spread of COVID-19:
- Comprehensive daily health screenings as outlined by the State and CDC for every employee prior to the start of work
- Mandatory call-in reporting by all employees, prior to the start of their shifts, if presenting with any symptoms
- If presenting with symptoms, employees are asked to remain home and follow appropriate State and CDC guidance
- Requirement for all employees to wear masks while working and observe social distancing practices when possible
- Requirement for all customers to wear masks unless seated at their table
- Hand sanitizing stations established throughout the restaurant
- Installation of plexiglass at the host/hostess station
- Increased hand washing practices
- Provision of gloves to all employees
- Cleaning and sanitization of every table after each customer is finished dining
- Increased cleaning frequency throughout the restaurant
- Distanced seating and table configurations
- Enforced social distancing in our bar and dining areas
- Strict adherence to dining capacity restrictions set forth by the County and State
- Online ordering and curb-side pickup to support at-home dining options
- Any employees who report possible or known exposure to COVID-19 will be required to undergo testing and will be asked to quarantine until the results of testing are known.
Throughout the course of this pandemic, our staff has worked tirelessly to adapt our services and ensure we continue providing an unparalleled dining experience, delicious food, and high quality craft beverages with safety at the forefront of our minds. We have extreme gratitude for our steadfast community and loyal customers, who have generously supported us during these unprecedented times.
COVID-19 Update – 12/8/20
The Brewer’s Alley team is pleased to announce we will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, 12/8/20, and resuming our normal hours of operation. Every surface throughout the restaurant has undergone intensive cleaning including the use of electrostatic sprayers (pictured below) thanks to the wonderful work of our friends at Lee Building Maintenance. All Brewer’s Alley team members who will be staffing the restaurant have cleared testing protocols and/or quarantine guidelines per the CDC or were never exposed to those team members originally affected by COVID-19. We will continue to diligently follow all guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our team members and community alike.
We can’t wait to serve you again either in the restaurant or through our curbside carryout. We are very grateful for your continued support as we all look to brighter days ahead.
With much thanks and appreciation,
The Brewer’s Alley Team
COVID-19 Update – 12/4/20
COVID-19 Update – 12/2/20
On Monday, Brewer’s Alley closed to undergo intensive cleaning and sanitization in immediate response to positive COVID-19 cases among three of our team members. In order to ensure we properly adhered to all pertinent guidelines, we promptly consulted with the Frederick County Health Department, gathered necessary information from the affected employees, and took immediate contact tracing steps to support the health and safety of the remaining team members.
The three team members that have tested positive for COVID-19 showed no symptoms at the time of their work shifts. We are now requiring COVID-19 testing for all employees who had exposure to the affected team members. These employees will not return to the restaurant until the testing results are known. Team members who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine before returning to work per CDC guidance. We are also encouraging the remainder of our staff, who were not in proximity to those affected, to be tested. It should be noted all employees have and continue to wear masks, wash their hands frequently, maintain disinfected work areas, and practice social distancing guidelines. Below, we have provided a timeline of events for those who have made inquiries regarding possible exposure. As we move forward, the team at Brewer’s Alley will continue to take any and all necessary precautions to support the wellbeing of our team members, our customers, and our community.
Brewer’s Alley will remain closed until further notice. We truly appreciate your continued support and wish you good health and safety in this holiday season. Thank you from the Brewer’s Alley team.
Timeline of Events:
Sunday, 11/29/20 – In the late evening of November 29th, our leadership team was advised that a team member at Brewer’s Alley had a positive COVID-19 test result. This employee last worked in the restaurant on Wednesday, 11/25/20, and has not returned since.
Monday Morning, 11/30/20 – On the morning of November 30th, our leadership team convened and immediately closed the restaurant to undergo intensive cleaning and disinfecting services. We notified the Frederick County Health Department and took all requisite steps for reporting including notifying all employees who were in contact with the affected employee.
On this same date, we were also advised of a second team member, who yielded a positive COVID-19 test result. This employee last worked at the restaurant on Saturday, 11/21/20, and has not returned since. We again notified the Frederick County Health Department and took all requisite steps for reporting.
Monday Evening, 11/30/20 – On the evening of November 30th, we were advised a third team member tested positive for COVID-19. This employee last worked at the restaurant on 11/27/20 and 11/28/20 and has not returned since.
Tuesday, 12/1/20 – We again notified the Frederick County Health Department, sought relevant guidance, and took all requisite steps for reporting.