COVID-19 RESPONSE AND POLICY UPDATE

COVID-19 RESPONSE AND POLICY UPDATE

A Letter to All Guests of Springfield Country Club (UPDATED AS OF 10/6/20)

Greetings!

We hope this note finds you safe and well. Whether you are about to be a guest at our venue, or considering attending an upcoming event, we want to provide you with the latest health, wellness and safety measures currently in place at Springfield Country Club. It is our goal to provide a welcoming environment that safeguards the health and well-being of our guests and staff in accordance with government guidelines and mandates. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we aim to operate our business to the best of our ability during these challenging times. As a guest of Springfield Country Club, here is a general list of the latest policies and things to expect…

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Your event host is required to submit their full guest list to Springfield Country Club in advance of their event. The information required to be submitted includes first and last names of all event attendees along with their phone number and city/state of residence. This information will remain on file to be utilized for contact tracing purposes, if necessary.

WELLNESS CHECKS

  • All staff members and vendors are required to conduct pre-shift temperature checks. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4 degrees F will be sent home and asked to self-quarantine and/or seek medical attention.
  • All guests are asked to conduct temperature checks at home prior to attending an event at our venue. Please do not come to the venue if you have a fever or if you are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms.

MASKS / PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)

  • All staff members and vendors are required to wear masks. Culinary staff will also wear gloves as appropriate.
  • All guests are required to wear masks, as per government regulations. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink when seated at a table, or while outdoors and able to maintain proper social distancing. Masks are required on dance floors, at the bar, and while seated during indoor ceremonies.
    • REMEMBER…My mask protects you. Your mask protects me.  Our masks protect us all!

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Our staff is practicing social distancing while in the workplace.
  • Guests and vendors are also asked to practice safe social distancing and are encouraged to follow the signage in place for direction and assistance.
  • Tables will be spaced appropriately to allow for proper social distancing while seated.

CLEANING

  • Our staff is frequently sanitizing high-contact areas.
  • We have hand sanitizer and hand washing areas for guests, vendors and staff.
  • Staff members are also practicing frequent hand-washing and we encourage guests to do the same.
  • Deep cleaning of the venue is also conducted on a regular basis.

EXPERIENCE

  • If bar service is permitted…
    • Guests approaching the bar to order drinks are required to wear a mask. Unmasked guests will not be served.
    • Please socially distance yourself as you wait to order a drink from the bar.
    • After receiving your drink from the bartender, please return to your seat to remove your mask and enjoy your beverage.
  • If bar service is not permitted…
    • A member of our staff will be available to take your beverage order and serve it to you to consume while seated at your table.
  • Only seated guests can be offered butlered hors d’oeuvres because masks are only optional when sitting at the table.
  • When it’s time to hit the dance floor… put your drink down, put your mask on, and have fun!

RISK

  • While we are fully committed to offering you a safe and positive experience as a guest at our venue, please acknowledge and understand the following risks:
    • Event attendance is voluntary and includes possible exposure and / or illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to COVID-19. While following safety rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk; the risk of exposure still does exist.

Thank you for taking the time to read up on our latest health and wellness policies and what to expect as a guest at Springfield Country Club.  Please keep in mind that because these measures are all based on the latest guidelines, things may adjust so that we continue to maintain compliance. All updates to our policies will be shared with your event host. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Springfield Country Club Management

Springfield Country Club and Caring for Friends Partnership

Springfield Country Club partnered with Caring for Friends to help them deliver on their mission to provide meals to homebound seniors and disabled, the homeless, and families with children in need in the 5-county Philadelphia region.  During the coronavirus pandemic, the local nonprofit is efficiently providing food, health checks, and friendship to our most at-risk populations to reduce travel and limit crowd size to relieve hunger, contain disease, and prevent civil unrest.

Even though Springfield Country Club’s restaurant and banquet facility had temporarily closed to the public amid this pandemic, members of the team remained working (at a safe social distance) and opened back up the expansive kitchen to prepare thousands of meals each week to be delivered to families in need, all prepared with fresh ingredients.

With the support of a generous fresh food donations from preferred vendors including Performance Food Group, we are able to make over 1,000 meals every day.

Meal variety examples include beef burgundy over egg noodles with green beans, sirloin steak with roasted fingerling potatoes and broccoli, chicken fajitas, and turkey with corn and stuffing.

During these challenging times, it is important to find ways to come together to make a difference. Springfield Township has been a tremendous help and great partner during this crisis and our staff has remained optimistic and resilient. We are energized and motivated to really get behind this initiative to help our neighbors in need. While we are still operating with a reduced staff and cannot wait to open back up to the public, this partnership with Caring for Friends has quickly proven to be a wonderful way to turn a difficult situation into something positive.

Caring for Friends is feeding more seniors, kids and families than ever at this urgent time with the help of volunteers and partners like Springfield Country Club. Others can join in lending support through volunteerism and donations.  For every $1 donated to Caring for Friends, more than $6 is generated in free meals and services. For more information please visit https://caringforfriends.org/.

For those who are in need of food and friendship to help live comfortably in your home, or if your community nonprofit or place of worship is looking for food to feed the hungry in your community, Caring for Friends can help.  Contact the Caring for Friends office at 215-464-2224 OR reach out directly to the team at Springfield Country Club by calling 610-690-7600 and someone will assist in connecting you with a Caring for Friends representative.

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