Two of the people who most recently tested positive for COVID-19 on Orcas Island, have shared the information. They are Eric and Amy of Lum Farm, LLC on Orcas Island.
Here is the message they sent out:
Hello Everyone, Today we have some disappointing news for you. Eric and I have just tested positive for Covid -19, after contact with a person with the virus. We are doing well, had mild symptoms, and are quarantined and are staying home for the time being. We are following all the directions from the county health department and our doctors.
That said, we want to be sure to keep you safe as well, and will be pushing the pause button on any order pickups until Thursday. We will wait until we are completely clear, and then thoroughly sanitize our operations again before resuming sales.
The food that you may have purchased from us this past couple of weeks is safe to eat. We have been extremely cautious from the onset of the pandemic to sanitize and use safe handling methods with gloves and masks for handling. Eric and I have not entered the farm stand for the past week and a half to increase biosecurity, as we thought we had a cold. Martha has not shown any symptoms and has followed all recommendations from the health department and taken extra steps to sanitize and ensure your safety.
The Department of Health has been working with us to ensure we are following all recommended protocols, and I am confident that we have gone above and beyond.
While the San Juan County Health Department has recommended that we can continue to keep the shop open, we would prefer to close until we are fully cleared. Our clear date at this time is Wednesday. We will let you know when we are up and going again, and will try to pick up where we left off.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have about your recent purchases and we will do our best to answer them.
I hope you are all staying healthy and safe, and are able to enjoy some of the sunshine that has been around.
Wear your masks when out and about!
Thank you for all of your support, and stay well,
Amy and Eric
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