COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill 

Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our workers and guests. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Managers and all employees are all responsible for implementing this plan. Our goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 in our workplaces and communities, and that requires full cooperation among our employees, management, and guests. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of our employees and workplaces.

Our employees are our most important assets. We are serious about safety and health and keeping our employees working at Wildwood. Employee involvement is essential in developing and implementing a successful COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. We have involved our active employees in this process by preparing the facility for reopening. Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines, federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19 and Executive Order 20-48, and addresses:

  • infection prevention measures;
  • prompt identification and isolation of sick persons;
  • engineering and administrative controls for social distancing;
  • cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination and ventilation;
  • communications and training for managers and workers necessary to implement the plan; and
  • provision of management and supervision necessary to ensure effective ongoing implementation of the plan.
  • All customers and guests are required to wear face masks or face covering due to Rochester City Limits Order as of July 8th 2020.

Screening and policies for employees exhibiting signs and symptoms of COVID-19

Employees have been informed of and encouraged to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The following policies and procedures are being implemented to assess employees’ health status prior to entering the workplace and for workers to report when they are sick or experiencing symptoms. Temperature checks for all employees before a shift will be taken and logged.  No employee that is feeling ill will be permitted to work and any employee who becomes ill during a shift will be sent home.

Employees with underlying medical conditions or who have household members with underlying health conditions will not return to work until approved by their medical provider or until they are comfortable returning.

Wildwood has also implemented a policy for informing workers if they have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 at their workplace and requiring them to quarantine for the required amount of time. Wildwood management will contact the exposed individual via phone immediately and advise individual to remain in self-quarantine for 7-14 days and ensure there are no symptoms before permission to return to work.

In addition, a policy has been implemented to protect the privacy of employees’ health status and health information. Information of exposed individuals will only be shared with the employee affected, direct supervisor, general manager, and owner.


Basic infection prevention measures are always implemented at our facility. Employees are instructed to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day, but especially at the beginning and end of their shift, prior to any mealtimes and after using the toilet. Signage at the building entrance advises all guests to wash or sanitize their hands prior to or immediately upon entering the facility. Hand-sanitizer dispensers are at entrances and throughout the facility so they can be used for hand hygiene in place of soap and water if hands are not visibly soiled.

Handwashing stations are located at each employee station/area.  Guest handwashing stations are in the restrooms.  Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the facility for guests.

Respiratory etiquette:  Cover your cough or sneeze

Employees and guests are being instructed to cover their mouth and nose with their sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing and to avoid touching their face, mouth, nose, and eyes, with their hands. They should dispose of tissues in provided trash receptacles and wash or sanitize their hands immediately afterward.  Employees will always also be required to wear masks in the facility.  Reminders will be indicated on our signage posted at the entrance and throughout the facility.  All employees will be required to wear a mask. 

Social distancing

Social distancing of six feet will be implemented throughout the facility.    All tables will be distanced 6’ apart.  All chairs located at the bar will be removed   Employees on staff will be lessened to reduce number of employees in each area to ensure proper distancing can be established.

Social distancing reminders will be placed throughout the facility on our signage.

Curbside pick-up will be in place for an employee member to safely deliver food to the guest’s vehicle.  Each employee will be supplied with their own personal cloth mask for their PPE.  Guests will be encouraged to wear a mask during their time in our facility.

Cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation

Regular cleaning and disinfecting practices are being implemented, including routine cleaning and disinfecting of work surfaces, equipment, and areas in the work environment, including restrooms, checkout stations, tables, and other contact surfaces. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting will be conducted in high-touch areas, such as phones, keyboards, touch screens, door handles, and credit card readers. Restrooms will be disinfected hourly, on the hour.  Computer keyboards, touchscreens, phones, and credit card readers will be disinfected hourly, on the hour and during any employee downtime within the hour. Condiments will be brought to the guest upon request only to prevent excess contamination.  All food contact surfaces, tables and condiment containers, will be properly sanitized after disinfecting.  Wildwood will be utilizing the Ecolab Peroxide Disinfectant for the disinfecting purposes defined.  The Ecolab Sanitizer will be used following disinfectant for all food contact surfaces. 

Appropriate and effective cleaning and disinfectant supplies have been purchased and are available for use in accordance with product labels, safety data sheets and manufacturer specifications and are being used with required personal protective equipment for the product. Ecolab Peroxide and Disinfectant is on site.  Employees will have gloves available when needed for cleaning.  Facility ventilation systems are being properly used and maintained. Ventilation system is on a timer schedule so will appropriately turn on and off when needed. 

Communications and training

This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan was communicated verbally and electronically to all active employees prior to our opening date of June 3rd, 2020 and necessary training was provided. Additional communication and training will be ongoing as additional inactive employees return to work.  Instructions will be communicated to guests about:  pick-up curbside food orders, facility social distancing, recommended hygiene practices, and recommendations that guests use face masks in the facility. Guests will also be advised not to enter the facility if they are experiencing symptoms or have contracted COVID-19 via our signage at the facility entrance.  Managers and supervisors will monitor how effective the program has been implemented by ensuring business plan steps are being followed and re-evaluating when needed. Management and employees are to work through this new program together and update the training, as necessary. This COVID-19 Preparedness Plan has been certified by Wildwood management and was posted throughout the workplace on May 31st, 2020. It will be updated, as necessary.