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June 26, 2020

Since early March, Bardenay management has been monitoring all staff for potential exposure to COVID-19 and adjusting our staffing and scheduling to minimize risk to coworkers and customers.

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases following the reopening of Idaho, risk of exposure has increased both inside and outside of our restaurants. For that reason, we are closing the restaurants until we are comfortable we can operate with a staff that has low risk of exposure. Future operations may be limited as we wait for testing and monitoring periods.

We have been incredibly grateful to our staff and loyal guests during these extremely difficult months. Bardenay prides itself in being a good community member at all times and will continue to do so as long as we can operate safely and in the best interest of our team. We are utilizing the assistance offered by our health districts and have a staff member solely dedicated to contact tracing, notification of possible exposures and staff communications regarding closures.

Here is what we are doing as a business at this time:

CDC Covid-19 Guidelines by which Bardenay Operates

When we learn of either a potential exposure, or a confirmed positive, through either an employee or the governing health district, the employee is immediately sent home or directed not to report for their shift. Management then follows up with the individual to understand the timeline of exposure as well as to plan for next steps. Management works closely with the health district to conduct further risk assessment based upon the following criteria:

If employees of Bardenay meet the exposure criteria below, we encourage them to self-isolate for 14 days per CDC & Central District Health guidelines. They will not be able to work for those 14 days. Testing is not recommended by the health districts for these employees.

Direct exposure of 10 continuous minutes or greater to someone with COVID-19

An accumulated time of 15 minutes or more direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 during a shift.

If they meet the criteria above, and have any of the following symptoms, we encourage them to contact a medical professional, and self-isolate for 14 days. They will not be scheduled to work during this time, and we will work with them to obtain a Covid19 test.

Temperature of 100 or above
Fever
Cough (not due to allergies or pre-existing condition)
Sore Throat
Shortness of breath
Loss of smell or taste

For those who must self-isolate or cannot work, we will assess their personal situation to determine which benefits they may qualify for; i.e. Families First Coronavirus Act, unemployment, etc…

If an employee does not meet any of the criteria above, they are deemed eligible to work

Our program adheres to the strictest guidance coming from the CDC as well as Central District Health and Panhandle Health.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please consider wearing a mask when you are out and about.

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April 9, 2020

Update on Safety Standards:

We have taken additional steps to keep staff and guests safe at this time. Everyone in the building is required to wear a mask and to avoid touching it. We have always worn gloves when handling ready to eat and prepped food, but have extended the glove usage to include all staff at all times. We are changing the gloves early and often. We have eliminated cash as a payment option and are not handling credit cards. All orders must be placed online.

Staff knows the difference between “clean” and “sanitized” and we use a 5 step process to ensure sanitation.

Thank you for your understanding and patronage at this time.

 

March 30, 2020

Bardenay in Boise and Bardenay in Eagle Re-open for To-Go Orders:

Both locations are offering a selection of craft cocktails, beer and wine along with a few grocery staples. We will be adding a limited selection of Bardenay favorite meals on Wednesday, April 1st. Order ahead and your items will be delivered curbside.

We have reduced the staff to key employees to execute efficiently. These employees are subject to the following precautions:

CDC guidelines for Recognizing Symptoms

Since a fever is one of the primary symptoms, please take your temperature prior to coming to work.  If your temp is above 100.3, let us know and stay home!

If you are experiencing a cough or shortness of breath, same as with the fever, stay home and let us know.

The newest indicator is losing your sense of smell.  If you cannot smell that sanitizing wipe, call us from home.

The list­­ is so important that here is the list again, if you develop any of the following, go home, stay home, let us know

    • Fever – 100.3 or higher
    • A new, persistent cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of smell and/or taste

If you develop these symptoms, you should stay at home for at least 7 days.

If you live with someone that develops these systems,  they/you should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

 

March 26, 2020

Coyne’s in Eagle Re-opens for To-Go Orders:

The COVID-19 test that we have been waiting for has returned negative and we plan to open Coyne’s in Eagle with a limited To-Go and curbside delivery menu, featuring freshly prepared food and libations. Coeur d’Alene has been offering a family-style takeout menu since March 24th and we hope to open our Boise store next week.

Hand Sanitizer Production

We have been working through the logistics of Bardenay hand sanitizer since our communities have been impacted.  Since this is a new item for us, it has taken some time to get through regulatory hoops and into production. As a craft distiller, we will not have a large supply and want to make sure we provide what we can produce for the best possible use.

We have already donated 5 gallons to the medical community and are in discussions with critical industries on further uses.

In the meantime, we will be rolling out a limited supply to our patrons, which will be provided for free with To-Go orders. Limited quantities will also be available for sale.

 

March 24, 2020

Bardenay Coeur d’Alene to Begin Serving Take Out and Curbside Delivery

Bardenay Coeur d’Alene will operate from 12-7  with one menu item per day. Please check the CDA specials page for this week’s menu.

We have reduced the staff to key employees in order to execute efficiently. These employees are subject to the following precautions:

 

CDC guidelines for Recognizing Symptoms

 

Since a fever is one of the primary symptoms, please take your temperature prior to coming to work.  If your temp is above 100.3, let us know and stay home!

 

If you are experiencing a cough or shortness of breath, same as with the fever, stay home and let us know.

 

The newest indicator is losing your sense of smell.  If you cannot smell that sanitizing wipe, call us from home

 

The list­­ is so important that here is the list again, if you develop any of the following, go home, stay home, let us know

    • Fever – 100.3 or higher
    • A new, persistent cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of smell and/or taste

 

If you develop these symptoms, you should stay at home for at least 7 days.

 

If you live with someone that develops these systems,  they/you should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.

 

March 17, 2020

Bardenay and Coyne’s Locations to Close as Precautionary Measures Amidst Coronavirus Concerns

Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Eagle locations expect to close for a minimum of 5 days.

BOISE, IDAHO – In what we hope is an abundance of caution, Bardenay has made the decision to temporarily close our doors due to a potential risk of Coronavirus. Bardenay will close its Treasure Valley locations as well as Coeur d’Alene, and Coyne’s in Eagle.

It has come to the attention of our management team that an employee may have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a neighboring state. We have prioritized the health and safety of our entire community and are taking precautionary measures for the well-being of our customers and staff.

No employees are symptomatic for COVID-19, however, local testing has been performed and the results are pending. The closure will be in effect through the end of this week and we will update our patrons after we have received testing results and consulted with local and regional health officials.

“As part of Coronavirus protocol, we have been tracking the movements of our employees to ensure the safety of our patrons and community,” said Kevin Settles, owner. “While we don’t have any symptoms or a confirmed case, we feel it is the most responsible decision to temporarily close our doors.”

At this time, we are not available for comment, but will provide updates as information becomes available.