Covid-19 Update (7/3/20)

April 6, 2020

Covid-19 Update (7/3/20)

Sara and I care so much about you and our community and have been working to implement additional precautions at the Tucson CSA in an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy. As of now, we will continue to hold our regularly scheduled CSA pickups at the Historic Y. We have temporarily closed our pickup site at Watershed Management Group. We want to continue providing you with essential resources (nutritious food!), and in order to do that we will be implementing the following precautions:

  • All CSA personnel and staff must stay home if they or someone in their household is sick.
  • Volunteers will wear masks and will frequently wash and disinfect their hands/gloves.
  • We will disinfect our tables and other touchpoints frequently.
  • We are pre-packing all produce shares in brand-new bags. As eco-conscious people this is difficult, but ultimately we believe that it is the best thing to do for our members.
  • All CSA shares (produce, bread, cheese, sprouts, and mushrooms) will be distributed in front of the Rogue Theater in order to allow for social distancing. Please check in with the volunteer at the check-in table, pick up your pre-packed produce share at one of the two produce tables, and retrieve your remaining shares from the volunteer at the bread table. If you’ve brought a reusable bag from home to carry additional items, please do not set it on our tables.
  • All CSA Shop transactions will be done in the courtyard of the Historic Y. We are no longer taking cash, so please be prepared to pay for your items with a check or a card. 
  • The pickup lines will be marked with tape spaced six feet apart so that you can keep a safe distance from others while you wait. Please use this tape as guidance when you line up to pick up your CSA share.
  • We are reserving the first 30 minutes of pickup, from 4 – 4:30, for seniors and those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19. We have implemented a rotating pickup schedule based on the first letter of your last name, which will be communicated in our weekly emails.
  • We have eliminated the trading and surplus tables for the time being. (It’s a great time to experiment with your most-avoided vegetable!)
  • Additionally, the Historic Y management team, maintenance and janitorial staff have implemented “High Touch” disinfecting procedures in which common touchpoints, such as door and sink faucet knobs and handles, water fountain activation points, and push points of entry doors and restrooms are thoroughly disinfected on an increased frequency.

As you know, it takes the entire community to make things as safe as possible. During this time, we ask that you help our entire community by:

  • Not coming to the CSA if you or someone in your household is sick. As always, you can send a (healthy) friend or family member to pick up your share – all they need to do is give your name at check-in.
  • Wear a mask when you come to the CSA. This helps keeps our volunteers and members healthy.
  • Wash your hands frequently. There are several restrooms at the Historic Y where you can wash your hands. Please ask a volunteer if you need help locating them.
  • Physically distance. Try as best as you can not to crowd people in the courtyard or in line, and keep a distance of six or more feet between you and others.
  • Thoroughly wash your produce before using it.
  • Adhere to no-touch practices as much as possible. Instead of hugs, we ask that you smile and show kindness in other ways.
  • Be kind. It is in times like these that communities like the one we have at Tucson CSA can uplift us and restore our hope.

It is our honor to be able to provide you with good food during difficult times, and always. Please reach out with any concerns you may have by emailing us at tucsoncsa@tucsoncsa.org.



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