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Virginia Wine Industry Regulations & Marketing Updates - Shared screen with speaker view
andreasmatheson
08:53
Where would we have received the checklist for reopening? I don’t recall seeing that.
Annette Boyd
09:54
Waiting on the official guidelines from Gov. to make sure they are within the criteria.
Laurie Aldrich
10:05
In the email sent with today's notice - it is also on the Covid webpage on the vwa wedbsite
Virginia Wine Marketing
10:08
VWA Checklist: https://cdn.ymaws.com/vawine.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/coronavirus/re-open_checklist_-_vwa.pdf
Stephen's iPhone
10:46
please sunmarize what gov said.
Stephen's iPhone
11:00
some didn’t make his conf.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
11:51
Without guidance and the elimination of order 53/55, is it still illegal to reopen indoor/outdoor.
Sherri's iPhone
14:44
to be clear - customers cannot come into retails areas at all? still has to be curbside in phase 1?
Hanna Muse Vineyards
15:19
can we serve food outside?
Jen Breaux
15:19
Can we allow restroom use??
Cana
15:21
Bathrooms indoor ok?
Aileen Sevier
15:24
How about bathrooms?
Cindi
15:28
our tasting rooms are considered retail space,
joe
16:07
I have the guidelines printed. customer’s can come in to retail areas at 50% capacity
Stephen's iPhone
16:15
please summarize what gov said
Caitlin Horton
17:23
I have looked over the check list that yall sent over early today, there was nothing about bathrooms. Do you know what page that is on?
Stephen's iPhone
18:36
we don’t have occupancy set by law. so is it 50 of our outdoor seating?
Jen Breaux
18:57
Any inside info about Loudoun? it was mentioned that LoCo may delay opening due to cases #s
joe
20:53
I will send them, they are simple. My Sherrif and Under Sherrif walked my place with me today and went over them with me. It is all 90% outdoor operation with social spacing. I will be able to operate a 6% of my capacity and the local law enforcement has the enforcement for the Phase 1.
Stephen's iPhone
21:24
thx Marybeth.
Brian Roeder
21:33
I met with my sheriff 1 hr ago and Fauquier's position is outside only.
Jen Breaux
21:39
Limit it....if you cannot clean up after them, distance them, etc... you cannot have them there.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
22:30
We are moving towards a rez system to control influx. So we need to know occupancy b/c we expect walk ins to be low
Stephen's iPhone
22:38
we have no incentive to put our customers and staff in danger.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
23:02
our biz needs to be consistent with what the people are being told.
Courtney Mailey
23:13
If we have a maximum occupancy already spelled out by local government, can we use that?
Marybeth Williams
23:52
Courtney, yes, you can.
Laurie Aldrich
24:08
if it is for the outdoors...
Jim Bogaty
24:20
why don't we recommend a solution based on acres
Sally
24:33
the state parks are not closed
ccrowder
24:40
does PPE mean hospital grade masks? Or homemade masks count??
Kerry Woolard-Trump Winery
25:01
Outside is outside? Meaning a tented patio or permanent "pavilion" like structure over a patio. Confirming that is still considered outside.
joe
25:31
Jim, that is how my Sherrif is handling it. The localities are going to have the decision making on each site in their county.
jedgray
25:33
Can you speak more to PPE for employees…the Gov said that masks are not “required” for employees, rather continue to be recommended
Dudley
25:36
are screened in porches considered outside or inside?
Cheryl
25:37
so we have to wear masks or they are a recommendation?
Jim Bogaty
25:57
recommend based on acres
Carrington King
26:07
state parks are open and using groups of 10 6 feet apart
Jen Breaux
27:51
I was going to recommend guests being their own pop up tents....I am only allowing my wine club in my covered spaces. Hope that is ok! Reservations only
Jim Bogaty
28:04
recommend 50 plus acres 10025 to 49 AC 50 guestbelow 25. guest 10
Stephen's iPhone
28:16
suggest the following: all questions should be sent offline to VWA. those that haven’t been asked can be sent to Gov for clarification
Account
28:25
Can you make sure vincent's vineyard is on mailing list? Thanks!
Brian Roeder
28:38
If people are here outside and we are providing no seating or providing restrooms or allowing inside, do we have to make them leave?
Stephen's iPhone
29:06
thx George
Laurie Aldrich
29:16
info@vawine.org
Brian Roeder
29:31
we are not promoting or encouraging.
Francoise
29:35
Is it legal to check guests’ temperature when they arrive?
joe
30:26
Suggest everyone consult local sherrif I already have my permissions to open and how they want it done.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
30:37
Is it legal to tell people they cannot enter indoors, bathrooms without a mask?
Jen Breaux
31:04
We need a greeter on our front lines regardless of number of people allowed, reservation system, etc... in order to control crowds. It will be an absolute $hit show if not. don't count on guests reading your website or facebook page for your protocol etc...
Scott
31:06
do you really think the 'detailed guidance' when it comes will cover all these questions? Hard to imagine given where we are right now. Hmmm. If not, what to do next as an industry? Do they need a suggested comprehensive draft from industry?
Tolga Baki
31:14
What protection do we have for denial of service? Under normal times, refusing to serve everyone is clearly a legal issue...
Marybeth Williams
32:06
You have the right to refuse service to anyone, anytime, so long as it's not for a discriminatory purpose.
Jeff Sanders
32:08
agree with jen on greeter
Cindi
33:19
there are no thermometers at drugstores right now
Scott
34:41
you're talking about employees, which is fine - but what about screening customers?
Cheryl
34:47
with limited to no availability right now for things like thermometers, how do we go about enforcing that if we aren't able to get the equipment? it is taking only employee temp or do we have to take customer temps?
joe
35:23
Amazon Prime has temporal thermometers
Cheryl
37:03
yes but even with prime, shipping is still after the reopen date.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
39:56
If a employee decides not to come back because they are scared, are we still require to pay them if we got a PPP grant?
Roxanne Moosher
41:30
what about a staff member who is pregnant?
Cana
42:09
Guests can’t drink wine with a mask on.
Jeff Sanders
43:05
Discuss tastings, (assume mostly no unless you have a set up that insures spacing) and flights delivered to tables. Discuss reuseable (glass) glasses
Caitlin
43:45
Will the VWA create common signage to be posted so that it is uniformed across the board
Marybeth Williams
43:58
Jeff, we can't discuss those issues yet until we get the guidance.
P-J Lawrence
44:51
I just ordered a no-touch thermometer on Amazon...expected del date 5/18
Amelia
45:14
I'm interested how masks will effect our ability to ID patrons
Jen Breaux
45:29
Our message: We wear masks for you, please wear masks for us while we are serving you. PS..We are smiling under our masks!
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
46:00
Are you saying signage dictates all biz rights?
cwallin
47:12
Love your message Jen
Marybeth Williams
47:20
Joe, what you're saying is inconsistent with what the governor has directed, and the final guidance hasn't been provided to anyone (including law enforcement) yet, so it seems premature to make those plans at this point. I want to make sure that nobody makes plans that run afoul of the directives, so let's hold off until we get that guidance any time now.
Caitlin
47:26
It was in the in the check list that was sent out by the VWA on page 7 under the the social distancing apart of the health policy
Jen Breaux
47:28
Thanks Cwallin!
Cana
47:37
Jen, are you referring to guests wearing masks if they come in to use the bathroom? They can’t wear if they are drinking and eating.
Caitlin
48:31
about screening customers and taking temperatures It was in the in the check list that was sent out by the VWA on page 7 under the the social distancing apart of the health policy
brian roeder
48:39
I will share our plan. Barrel Oak for the time being is closed to public (other than curbside). That said, once we are allowed to have people on site, we plan to remain closed to the public and only allow limited paid advance reservations. This allows us to tell everyone who wants in that we are closed and that those who are on site (other than curbside) are private parties that have paid to be here. It also allows us to decide how many are here and to know how many to anticipate. We also can control bathrooms as well as social distancing in this way. We are getting strong interest in advance paid reservations and have also taken bookings. We have made clear to everyone that this is subject to Phase I opening. I am happy to discuss with anyone who is interested. I think that this approach can help.
brian roeder
49:04
Your advice on PPP is applicable only if you want to convert to a grant correct?
Karen
49:25
So we have started making guidelines and plan on making our guests wear their masks when they arrive and as they take trips to the restroom. Can remove masks when they are seated at their assigned table
Marybeth Williams
50:21
Great idea, Karen.
brian roeder
50:22
Separate question from my posting above: Your advice on PPP is applicable only if you want to convert to a grant correct? If you plan for it to become a loan - you really can use it for whatever expenses you need correct?
andreasmatheson
50:32
Is that payroll for backdated work? If nobody has been working since closure, do we pay them for that missed work or is the PPP for payroll payments when they return? All employees are part time and willingly did not work. They did not claim unemployment.
Marybeth Williams
50:32
Good plan, Brian.
Cheryl
51:37
doesn't putting on and taking off the mask that much increase the risk and chance of touching the face multiple times?
brian roeder
52:25
I personally like this sign: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087N9L1WQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Scott
52:34
lawsuit protection issue?
brian roeder
52:44
Two peope with a cow distance between. lol.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
53:26
the cops look at the eyes
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
55:15
MaryBeth…please describe example of discriminatory purpose?
Stephanie
56:02
Mary Beth, we just had TIPS training and they said you needed to take the ID, not just look at it. You should feel it for cracks or if lamination is peeling. Could we not just wipe down the ID upon taking it and handing it back.
David Kostelnik
56:27
Any idea what time the call will be scheduled for on Monday am?
Annette Boyd
56:38
12:30 Monday.
David Kostelnik
56:53
Thanks!
Jen Breaux
56:54
I doubt we will be sued with any legs if we refuse service if we cannot eyeball a masked person who wont take a 2 second breath to let us look at them to eyeball judge...If we do, let it ride to court
Marybeth Williams
01:00:18
Stephanie, that's absolutely true during normal times. ABC has authorized you to look at a license in their hand through COVID. That being said, ALWAYS use common sense. If anything looks odd about the license, either take the license or don't serve.
Cana
01:00:21
The PPP has specific dates on it.
Stephanie
01:00:48
Thanks Mary Beth
Mark & Maggie
01:00:50
For ID checking, there is an app called Safe Surv where you hold up your phone and scan the back of the license. It comes up and gives you the pertinent info and a big green check if the person is legal. Saves having to touch the license.
Marybeth Williams
01:03:00
Karem, A discriminatory purpose would be refusing service to all African American people that come to the winery. You can't deny service just because people are in groups that are protected, race, ethnicity, gender...
Jen Breaux
01:03:13
Fed Ex is not checking ID....The under-agers are BROKE right now! Not expecting them to come see us. We are SMART people. Eyeball them and if you have doubts get ID or just refuse. Really easy friend
brian roeder
01:03:26
https://safesurv.com/
Cheryl
01:03:40
what about those doing slushies to go, will that still be in effect?
Marybeth Williams
01:04:31
Cheryl, yes, just through the lifting of the state of emergency. We don't know when that will happen. but it's not in the immediate future certainly.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:05:31
MaryBeth Please answer based on Covid 19 Patients
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:05:53
Or covid 19 sensitive people
Marybeth Williams
01:05:55
Karem, there is no other answer based on COVID. It's still protected classes.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:06:15
Thank you!
Cheryl
01:06:39
ok. thank you.
Marybeth Williams
01:07:16
Karem, just protected classes. Discrimination for this purpose doesn't include COVID+ patrons.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:07:27
So if some guy is coaghing away, then we has ask him to leave?
Marybeth Williams
01:07:45
Yes, you can ask them to leave.
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:07:55
Thank you!
Jen Breaux
01:09:20
I'm a seller!
andreasmatheson
01:09:36
I am a seller! Chisholm Vineyards.
Chris.Blosser
01:09:56
Buyers and sellers can sign up and use this tool https://va.foodmarketmaker.com/
danny johnson
01:10:17
remember that some of us make fruit wines and not made from grapes so do not forget us other fruit growers like apples
Jen Breaux
01:12:07
2 staff at 30 hours = FT person
Brad n Theresa
01:13:47
Correct, be creative put the Part timers to work. FIX things, cleaning, landscaping, marketing, signage, delivery, …. We're painting murals.
Jim Bogaty
01:14:34
why are we not making an industry suggestion. on numbers of guests in outdoor space .gov is leading and Gov does not know our business or our outdoor spaceit is time to lead
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:14:50
Thank you VWA for your support!!!
Scott
01:15:27
what bogarty said. !
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:16:34
Gotta push the farm thing with Google
Virginia Wine Marketing
01:16:44
Mother’s Day video: https://vimeo.com/416344165
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:16:55
and outdoor spaces…
Jen Breaux
01:17:13
Way to go Annette and Team
Scott
01:17:15
Laurie you are very gentle as usual … any winery on this call who has not paid VWA dues should be ashamed of yourself. This is the ultimate in providing value to all operators on complicated topics, as well as representing us to authorities.
Marybeth Williams
01:17:50
We have made multiple recommendations to the administration about the ability of farm wineries to safely serve more people and ensure social distancing. That's absolutely something we're on top of.
Melanie
01:17:52
Annette, How can we be a part of the tasting with Jay?
Jim Bogaty
01:18:40
grocery store marketing t rool out plan
Laurie Aldrich
01:19:06
Thanks Scott, we will continue to pursue.'
Jim Bogaty
01:21:06
where are we on the letter campaign to us senators for farm adev block grant request
Jen Breaux
01:21:28
Happy Weekend!
cwallin
01:21:36
Thanks everyone
Dianna
01:21:42
Thanks Everyone!
Virginia Wine Marketing
01:21:45
Thanks everyone! See you Monday at 12:30.
narmada
01:21:48
Thanks!
Kerem - Hillsborough Winery/Brewery
01:21:50
Thank you All for your support!!!
Ron Crouse
01:21:50
Great afternoon session - have a good weekend and see you on Monday. Thanks for all you do!
Meredith Hatch
01:21:56
Thank you!