|Re: Common meals?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Elizabeth Magill (pastorlizmgmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 15:06:01 -0700 (PDT)|
We went back to common meals when our numbers were low--I'd encourage going back now--since you may have to stop again when the numbers grow again. We bought takeout containers at a restaurant supply. Cooks and assistant cooks decide whether to cook together (with masks) or separately. Clean-up doesn't come until after the meal is distributed (used to start while we finished cooking). Many or all of the clean-up teams are family units or people who share a pod. Our kitchen is large enough that one person can run the dishwasher, one do leftovers and counter and stove cleaning, and third-person cleans the great room. Eaters say in their sign-up if they are doing takeout or "eat-in". Most eat-in is on our porch, 6 foot distancing of family units from each other. Most people choose take out, but still enjoy the chance to see each other from a distance and for a short period of time. Cooks and assistants pack all meals either onto a plate or into a take out container--no buffet line. Beyond that all cooking should follow ServSafe regulations and there is no evidence that any additional precautions are needed for food items. We have reduced meals to once a week (instead of 3x) because we have fewer volunteers. Liz Mosaic Commons Cohousing Berlin, MA On Mon, Aug 3, 2020 at 6:40 PM Sandy Thomson <sandykthomson [at] gmail.com> wrote: > > I live in a rural cohousing n SW Colorado. The amount of covid cases around > here is pretty small relatively and we are considering going back to having > common meals in a month or two. Are any communities still having common > meals or have gone back to having them? If so what precautions are you > taking? We have great outdoor eating and serving space so we are going to > start with one potluck a month outside on the terrace. Hand sanitizer at the > beginning and end of the line. People bring their own dishes and take them > home to wash them. > Thanks, > Sandy > > Sent from my iPad > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > -- -Liz (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries www.elizabethmaemagill.com 508-450-0431
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