Dear Plant Matter Friends

Staying Healthy Takes a Community!

It’s likely you’ve recently had a conversation or heard news about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation here in Canada and across the world.

We wanted to check in and provide an update about what this means for the Plant Matter Restaurants.

The health of our staff and customers is always a top priority, and we’ve taken precautionary steps to lessen the Canadian public health risk associated with COVID-19.

Currently, the risk in Canada is LOW.

As a food service establishment, we are already governed by strict regulations for the safe handling of food. We also adhere to the strictest policies in regard to the cleanliness of the food service and food preparation areas of our restaurants.

In light of the recent COVID-19 transmission scare, we have doubled down on our efforts to provide the healthiest food in the cleanest environments.

Steps include:

  • Enhancing our cleaning processes at all Plant Matter locations.
    This includes but is not limited to a 20-minute rotating cleaning policy.
  • Every 20 minutes all items handled by staff will be cleaned:
    iPads, debit machines, doorknobs, table surfaces, countertops, bathroom surfaces, keyboards, and personal devices such as phones.
  • Avoiding contact with patron cutlery—use napkins
  • Avoiding contact with patron plates or glasses
  • Frequent disposal of any materials that touch surfaces.
  • If staff touches their face, he or she will wash hands or use hand sanitizer
  • Staff will remain at home should they feel unwell
  • Adhering to risk-informed decision-making regarding Plant Matter Kitchen events, as advised by the Government of Canada. This means that some Plant Matter Kitchen events may be postponed or cancelled. We’ll do our best to let you know of any changes.

We will continue to keep you up-to-date with any related changes at Plant Matter Kitchen that may affect you. We encourage all members of our community to learn more using the information available through the Government of Canada Public Health Services site.

We commit to moving forward with thoughtful consideration given toward remaining as healthy as possible.

The best defense any of us have for fighting COVID-19—or any other health issue—is to be as healthy as possible at all times, which includes consuming a healthy diet.

We’re very proud of the work we do in ensuring that we provide only the highest quality ingredients at all our restaurants. Eating nutritious plant-based foods is, and will continue to be, one of your best tools in your quest to stay as healthy as possible.

 

The Plant Matter Team