Actions We’re Taking to Help Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Mask Policy Update- May 20th, 2021

In light of the CDC’s revised mask wearing guidelines and applicable state and local requirements, we want to share our ongoing protocols.

Since 1991, Lazy Acres has been dedicated to providing natural foods and products to wellness seekers from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As always, the health of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance.

We are diligently monitoring the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our 800+ team members are advised to practice the same everyday preventative measures that we, as individuals, should be practicing to reduce the transmission of seasonal viruses: properly cleaning hands, objects, and surfaces; not touching eyes, nose, or mouth; respiratory etiquette (covering cough or sneeze with tissue, disposing of tissue, washing hands); and avoiding contact with others if under the weather.

In addition, because COVID-19 can live on surfaces for two hours to several days, we are cleaning high-traffic employee and customer touch points a minimum of every two hours. We also have suspended all food demos and special events inside of our locations until further notice.

In compliance with California Department of Public Health regulations for grocers, we have closed our cafes and suspended internal seating. As we all navigate these unprecedented times, please know that we are working closely with our distributors and are receiving deliveries throughout the day.

We are managing the number of people in the store by ensuring social distancing can be maintained. If, during peak times, the store grows too crowded, we will respectfully ask customers to wait outside, while maintaining proper space between each other. To support this social distancing behavior, we’ve added clear signage, interior and exterior floor markers, and increased intercom announcements in the stores. To further protect the community, we’ve installed plexiglass screens at our registers and scales. As with all actions, we are constantly monitoring the situation with our customers’ and team members’ safety always being our priority.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this fluid environment, transparency and clear communication are integral to making sure we all feel informed, empowered, and protected. Thank you for your continued confidence in Lazy Acres Natural Market. We are honored to be a part of your community and look forward to serving you. If you have additional questions, please email Joe Ragusa, our VP of Marketing.

We are so grateful to serve this community and look forward to seeing you.