Updated October 14, 2021:
At New Leaf Community Markets, the health and wellness of our staff, customers, and community has always been our top priority. We’re beyond grateful to have your trust for the past 35 years, and with our communities reopened, we’ll continue to do our part to ensure that we’re navigating changes carefully and with the safety of everyone in mind.
Shopping with Us:
Our stores are operating their normal hours, though they may vary by location. See all store hours here. We’ve extended our 10% senior discount to all hours, every day to provide additional flexibility. We’re now accepting reusable water bottles (applies to Aptos location only) and coffee cups. Face masks remain a requirement for all staff, regardless of vaccination status, at all New Leaf stores. In compliance with the Santa Cruz County ordinance, face masks are optional for fully vaccinated customers. We continue to require face masks for unvaccinated customers while visiting the Aptos, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, and Westside Santa Cruz stores. At the Half Moon Bay store, face masks continue to be required for all individuals aged 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status. For customers wanting to skip the store altogether, we’ll continue to offer expanded grocery delivery and curbside pickup services.
Supporting our Staff:
We’ve been incredibly proud of our staff throughout the pandemic for their service to our community and continue to ensure they’re all supported. We’ll proceed with conducting regular symptoms, and we’ll continue to offer supplemental paid time off to staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
Elevating Cleaning + Sanitation:
In addition to our usual sanitation and food safety procedures, we’re cleaning staff and common areas and surfaces with health authority recommended disinfectants. Classes and sampling stations are still closed at this time.
Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve confirmed staff cases within our stores and have a documented cases list here.
In each instance, we contacted local health authorities and followed recommended cleaning guidance. We work diligently to confirm to the best of our ability that any staff member affected had limited prolonged close contact with customers, vendors, or partners. All have received full pay during their recovery time at home.
We’re so grateful to be a part of a caring community dedicated to supporting one another. Looking forward, we can’t wait to see all of your friendly smiles as we navigate the reopening of our community.