EFI Coronavirus Policy

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Eichelberger Farms is going to adopt the following best practices.  This plan will go into effect March 19, 2020 and remain in place until further notice.  Changes may need to be made to these policies as new information becomes available.

Locked Office:  The EFI office doors will remain locked during business hours.  Only essential employees will be allowed to enter the building.  When essential employees do enter, please wash your hands in the vending room sink immediately.  Your supervisor will discuss with you the options of working off-site if that is feasible. 

Grain Customers:  If you need to conduct any business, please call 319-256-5100 extension 230.

Deliveries:  We will instruct delivery drivers to leave their packages in the vestibule.

Meetings:  All in-person meetings have been cancelled.  Try to conduct all business over the phone.

Visitors/Vendors:  Only essential visitors who must provide services on-site will be allowed to enter.

Sanitation:  We will wipe down or disinfect all common areas on a daily basis. 

Personal Hygiene:  We ask all employees to follow the CDC guidelines of covering your coughs or sneezes, avoid shaking hands with others, wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Also in accordance with government guidelines, please practice socially distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and contact with others.

Health:  If you start to feel the symptoms of COVID-19, please stay at home.  The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  The current CDC guidelines say you should remain at home and not come to work until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants).  The CDC also requests that you call your doctor and discuss your symptoms with them before going in – they will tell you what to do.  If you have an emergency, call 911 and notify the operator that you think you might have COVID-19.  These guidelines are based on current knowledge, and may change at any time.  If you start to feel any symptoms, please notify your supervisor. As always, wash your hands frequently.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.  While these procedures feel strange and awkward, it is our ultimate desire to protect your health, as well as the health of your loved ones at home, and those in our community.  If you are one that has been asked to not come into the office, please don’t feel excluded.  This policy is to protect those on the outside just as much as it is to protect those on the inside.  We must all do our part to slow the spread of this virus as much as possible.  This will allow our healthcare professionals the ability to treat all cases as they occur, instead of being overwhelmed and unable to treat everyone.