Policies Regarding Staff and COVID-19 Testing

If a staff member has a temperature higher than 100.4 we will require the staff member to leave the premises immediately and encourage them to pursue a medical diagnosis before being able to return to work.

Guidelines for Service and Sanitation

If customers have underlying health conditions or are otherwise concerned about contracting COVID-19, they are strongly encouraged to use our contactless curbside options or order online for carryout or delivery.Front-of-house and back-of-house staff use timers to signal time to perform an enhanced cleaning and sanitizing schedule for all food contact surfaces. This also includes cleaning and disinfecting many non-food contact surfaces (door handles, bathrooms, etc.).Enhance employee safety training, emphasizing employee health, handwashing, and personal hygiene practices.

What happens if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

Management will consult with the COVID-19 positive employee to contact trace and make a determination as to whether or not other employees at the restaurant were put at risk of contraction.

If management determines that other employees were put at risk, the restaurant will close down temporarily for a complete restaurant sanitization. The public will be informed of the closure by way of exterior restaurant signage.

Restaurant management will always consult with Johnson County health officials and adhere to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines and recommendations when making determinations on whether or not to close and/or whether or not to inform the public of a positive COVID-19 test.

We have listed our guidelines that we have gathered from many different sources including the Iowa Department of Appeals and Inspection, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and the Johnson County Department of Health. Additionally, we worked with the staff to help us implement these stringent guidelines.

Our focus is to provide a space that would keep our transmission chances low so that in the event of a positive case, we keep it to one and that we are able to maintain business operation. Like any public space or business, we have not reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 to zero percent. Even with our best intentions, it’s impossible to reach that level of certainty right now.

However, we do have a plan should one of our staff become ill, they were exposed to a positive case, or they personally receive a COVID-19 positive result. We share regular, ongoing communications with officials at the local and state level as well as using resources from the Restaurant Association of Iowa and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. As new information or standards become available, we want to make sure we know that our local officials at the Johnson County Dept of Health have been fantastic to work with. We are doing our very best to protect our customers, employees, and this company we have built.

About Alebrije

The Atmosphere of Alebrije is modern yet traditional. Everything you see in our restaurant was built by the hands of Mexican artisans and craftsmen. Stop in and enjoy our in house built furniture, artisanal rugs, hammocks, and of course hand crafted Alebrijes from the village of San Martin Tilcajete in Oaxaca Mexico.

Stop in and enjoy upscale Mexican street fare and regional dishes as well as an industry leading bar program.