COVID-19 Response Updates

In response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area and concern over limiting exposure to the virus, we're taking extra precautions and measures to ensure the safety of our shoppers, members, and employees.

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Expanded Home Delivery, Curbside Pickup, and Pre-Ordering

Weavers Way is now offering curbside pickup for all members, Monday through Saturday. Home delivery for members is available in Ambler and Mt Airy. Click here for more info and to place an order.

The Co-op Is Committed to Safety

We continue to adapt to public health needs created by COVID-19 while also providing our customers healthy food in a safe environment. To that end, we are instituting the following changes until further notice:

  • Face covering is required in our Philadelphia stores.
  • While there is no mandate for face coverings in our Ambler store, it is highly recommended that all customers wear masks, per the County's recommendation. Our staff are required to wear masks.
  • Our staff are encouraged to receive all vaccinations and boosters. Staff are given paid time off for vaccine side effects. Our current staff vaccination rate is 96%.

Store hours:

  • Our Mt. Airy store will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.
  • Our Chestnut Hill store will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.
  • Our Ambler store will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m. every day.

Customer limits. Due to space limitations, we maintain customer limits at our Mt Airy store. No more than 18 customers may enter at a time. These customer limits will allow us all to maintain acceptable social distancing (six feet) inside the store.

Other Measures:

  • Closed salad, and hot bars. Our kitchen staff will have plenty of our prepared foods available as grab-and-go. Our Café in Ambler is also closed.
  • Our bulk departments are OPEN! Please feel free to bring your own clean, reusable containers. Instructions on how to weigh you containers (to get the "tare") are in the store. Don't forget to write the item number on the container (PLU number).
  • Plexiglas has been installed at checkouts in all stores. Please keep the Plexiglas between you and the cashier when checking out.
  • We've increased our disinfection practices. Carts and baskets are being disinfected prior to each customer’s use. Additionally, staff are given time every hour to wash their hands and change gloves.

Tips for Shoppers

Please keep your distance as much as possible and avoid socializing and congregating. Additionally, try to make fewer, larger shopping trips during this time to reduce everyone's exposure. And if possible, please send one member of your household to shop so we can allow more customers in the store at one time.

Above all, please don't come to the Co-op if you're sick. We ask that you do your best to shop quickly and get back home. Hand sanitizers are located throughout our stores.

To facilitate fast check out, consider loading up your EasyPay account. (Every member has one; you can access yours through the Member Center at members.weaversway.coop.) EasyPay is also the best option for delivery payment.

Please continue to shop the Co-op. With the closure of bars, restaurants, and cafes, the local food economy is taking a beating. Many of the food growers and food producers we know and love have lost a good share of their business. Weavers Way has always served as a vital link between the local food shed and consumers. By shopping the Co-op, you help keep the local food economy afloat.

COVID Cases Among Our Employees

Ambler
2021

One employee tested positive on January 19, 2022.

One employee tested positive on January 12, 2022. The employee did not have any customer close contacts.

One employee in Ambler tested positive on Monday, December 27, 2021. The employee last worked on Sunday, December 26. The employee was masked and maintained a safe distance while at work. Close contacts amongst staff were vaccinated. The employee did not have close customer contact.

Chestnut Hill
2022

A Chestnut Hill employee tested positive on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

A Chestnut Hill employee tested positive on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

A Chestnut Hill employee tested positive on Monday, January 3, 2022.

A Chestnut Hill employee tested positive on January 1, 2022. No close contact with customers, staff contacts were notified.

2021

A member of our Chestnut Hill store tested positive on December 30, 2021. They last worked on Monday, December 27. There are no close contacts.

One employee in Chestnut Hill tested positive on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. The employee last worked on Friday, December 24. There are no close contacts.

One employee in Chestnut Hill tested positive on Sunday, December 26, 2021. The employee last worked on Friday, December 24, 2021. All staff close contacts are vaccinated and are monitoring symptoms, per CDC guidelines. All precautions were taken by this employee while at work, including mask use and social distancing.

One employee in Chestnut Hill tested positive on Friday, October 8, 2021. The employee last worked on Sunday, October 3, 2021 and they did not have any close contacts among staff. 

One employee in Chestnut Hill tested positive on Saturday, July 17, 2021. The employee last worked on Friday, July 16. Three close contacts that are unvaccinated have entered quarantine and will get tested according to CDC's guidelines.

One employee in Chestnut Hill tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, March 22, 2021. This employee last worked a shift from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17. All precautions were taken by this employee at work and we believe that no "close contacts" occurred with other staff or customers.

A Chestnut Hill employee who last worked Sunday, January 3, 2021 tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Given circumstances we cannot reveal due to privacy concerns, this person almost certainly contracted the virus outside of the workplace from the employee described below.

Another Chestnut Hill employee who last worked Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 5. All precautions were taken by this employee while at work, including mask use and social distancing. Some additional close contacts between these two employees may have taken place off of the floor, so we are requiring a number of employees to quarantine and get tested per CDC guidelines.

Mt. Airy
2022

A Mt Airy employee tested positive on January 24, 2022.

A Mt Airy employee tested positive on January 12, 2022. The person has not worked for the past 12 days so there are no close contacts.

An employee tested positive on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. The employee last worked on December 31, so there are no close contacts.

2021

A Mt Airy employee tested positive on Friday, December 31, 2021.The employee last worked on December 30. Two close contacts amongst staff were notified.

A Mt Airy employee tested positive on Wednesday, December 29, 2021. This employee last worked on Friday, December 24, 2021, so there are no close contacts.

One Mt Airy employee tested positive for COVID-19 on December 8, 2021. The employee had been on vacation, with their last day at work two weeks prior to becoming ill, so no staff or customers were in contact.

One employee at our Mt. Airy store tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The employee worked that same day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., as well as Sunday, January 10, and Monday, January 4. The employee was masked during their entire shift and maintained proper social distancing. There were no close contacts between this employee and other employees or customers. For these reasons, we do not believe that anyone who recently shopped in Mt. Airy is at heightened risk.

Farm and Administration

2022

An administration employee tested positive on January 12, 2022.

An administration employee tested positive on Thursday, January 6, 2022. The employee last worked on January 3.

A member of our farm staff tested positive on Sunday, January 2, 2022. There are no close contacts.

A member of our administration staff tested positive on Sunday, January 2, 2022. There are no close contacts.

2021

An administrative employee test positive on December 29, 2021. This employee had one close contact with another staff member.  A second administrative employee also tested positive on December 29 but is unrelated to the first. This employee had two notified close contacts amongst staff. No customer close contacts with either case.

A member of the Co-op's administration staff tested positive on December 30, 2021. The employee has not been at the Co-op since December 23, 2021, with no close contacts.

An employee who works in the Co-op's administration tested positive on Friday, December 24, 2021. The employee had no close contacts and was not in stores.

And employee who works at the Co-op's farm tested positive on August 15, 2021. The employee last worked on Thursday, August 13, 2021. They worked outside and with a mask for their entire shift. No close contacts were identified.