Dear Staff and  Customers of Darrell's Market
As we navigate these uncertainties, our company has two top priorities: the well-being and safety of our staff, customers and communities; and supporting health officials and government leaders to contain the virus. 

Over the past several weeks we have been taking steps to minimize risk to our store customers and staff. Knowing the dynamic nature and rapidly changing impact of COVID-19, our efforts will continue to be agile and responsive to the latest updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and in alignment with other federal, state and local experts. 

With respect to the safety and wellbeing of our family of store customers and staff, we have always taken great pride in our high standards of store cleanliness and food safety. During this challenging time, we have instituted even greater cleaning and sanitation measures. In addition to our daily cleaning procedures, we’re sanitizing high-touch surfaces, such as food service counters, checkout lanes, conveyer belts, pin pads and touch screens at every 30 minutes. We have placed  sanitary wipes at the entry of the store for convenience. Bottle returns and reusable bags are temporarily suspended. Also, we have suspended food sampling and self serve donuts,sweet goods and coffee. 

Our staff also following the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations for prevention, and we will continue to share specific instructions on the importance of regular handwashing, covering coughs, avoiding shaking hands and staying home if they are sick or have been exposed to anyone posing a coronavirus-related risk. Per CDC recommendations, we have also directed associates who have traveled to such locations or have been potentially exposed to the coronavirus in other ways to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

As a store customer, we want you to know our preparedness plan includes working with suppliers to ensure that the food, medicine and cleaning supplies our customers need are reaching our store as quickly as possible. We ask that you self-limit the number of cold, flu and sanitary products at 1-2 per shopper, so everyone can have access to the items they need. 

Our Store continues to monitor this rapidly changing global health situation. We are committed to care for our community, and we thank you for your continued trust and patience.

Scott & Jamie Robinson

COVID-19 Update 4/24/2020

Starting April 26 at 11:59 p.m., anyone who can "medically tolerate a face covering" must cover their nose or mouth with a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief when in an enclosed public space.

People won’t have to wear face coverings when they’re taking a walk in the neighborhood, but when they go to the grocery store, they should be wearing one," the order says. 

We want you to have a cloth based covering, and it can be made through an old t-shirt," Whitmer said. "It can be made with a handkerchief or a neckerchief. There are a lot of ways to do this. But just to cover your faces is one important step in addition to that six-foot radius."

Under the order, no one will be subject to criminal penalty for going without a mask, the governor's office said. However, Whitmer said that stores can refuse service to people who are not wearing masks. 

"There are some grocery stores that are saying if you don't have a mask, you can't come in," Whitmer said in Friday morning's briefing. "That is a practice that protects both their employees and the public." 

Instructions for making
face coverings