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COVID-19 Statement

Bay Foods COVID-19 Response

Bay Foods, Inc. (BayDQ) is closely monitoring the impact coronavirus is having on the communities in which we operate. As always, our number one priority is protecting the well-being of employees and customers, and this principle guides each and every decision we make.

Bay Foods is taking proactive steps to help ensure safety in our restaurant in partnership with local and national health authorities, and as the situation continues to evolve, so will our policies.

Where can I get more information about this issue?

Information about COVID-19 can be found on the Center for Disease Control website.

Is it safe to eat Dairy Queen Food during coronavirus?

COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness according to the CDC’s frequently asked questions. While it may be possible to become infected if an object that has the virus on it comes in contact with a person's mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Additionally, before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds for general food safety.

What is BayDQ doing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

The health and safety of restaurant employees and customers is a top priority. In addition to our standard sanitation procedures, as part of Bay Foods response to coronavirus, our restaurant teams have:

  • Increased the frequency of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfection of high-touchpoint surfaces,
  • Continued our high standards of promoting regular and thorough handwashing and reminding our crew members of our best practices for personal hygiene,
  • Where available, increased the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer as a supplement to frequent handwashing,
  • Trained our crew members of current social distancing procedures,
  • Implemented contactless operations,
  • Required any employee who is ill to stay home from work.

Additionally, we are providing training to our employees on how to work through various COVID-19 related situations and communicating health and safety guidance updates from federal health authorities. We will continue to evaluate all safety measures currently in place and adjust accordingly as we remain focused on the health and safety of restaurant employees and you, our customers.

What are BayDQ’s hours during coronavirus?

Our standard hours are in place. However, to comply with state and local regulations, BayDQ may have to adjust operating hours. We are committed to serving you your Dairy Queen favorites during these challenging times and are closely monitoring additional restrictions.