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COVID-19 Update

Thank you to both our heroic employees and our patient customers for working together during these trying times. This certainly has been an unprecedented year, and every day brings forth new challenges and updates. We are constantly adapting and evolving with the primary focus being everyone’s health and safety. Using guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Pete’s Market has instituted several changes to our daily operations and employee relations. There has been a steep learning curve as we navigate best practices, and through your feedback and support, we’ve been able to pivot quickly to find solutions that work best.

On April 4, 2020, we wrote this letter in English and in Spanish in response to our first confirmed COVID-19 case. Since then, there have been some additions and modifications to our COVID-19 Response.

Here are some of the safety measures we’ve put in place at our stores:;
 
Pete's Action List

We humbly ask for your help in complying with our policies.

We care deeply about our team members and have taken extra steps to keep them safe. We empower our employees with training about COVID-19 and prevention tips. We provide PPE for our team, including sanitizer, masks, and gloves for those handling food. We conduct daily temperature checks. And finally, as our way of saying thank you, we have provided hazard pay since April 1, 2020 and intend to keep it active until Illinois moves to Phase 4 in their Reopening Plan.

Since March, we have had about 20% of our workforce self-quarantining for various reasons. Some are elderly or immunocompromised and wished to reduce their risk. Some had prolonged contact or live with someone who tested positive. And unfortunately, some have contracted COVID-19. In the spirit of transparency and honesty, below is a listing of the stores that have been affected and the last day the employee was at work. With every confirmed case, we follow a strict protocol on deep cleaning and isolation to prevent further spread. Please keep our grocery warriors in your prayers. Thank you for your support and loyalty.

Store Date We Learned of Positive Test Result Last Day Employee Was At Work
PFM #07 – Calumet City 2/8/2021 1/19/2021
PFM #04 – West Lawn Market 2/16/2021 2/12/2021
PFM #15 – Glen Ellyn 2/16/2021 2/8/2021
PFM #14 – Wheaton 2/17/2021 2/13/2021
PFM #15 – Glen Ellyn 2/18/2021 2/4/2021
PFM #05 – 118th & Ave O 2/22/2021 2/16/2021