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Effective July 30, 2021
The COVID-19 Delta variant is the leading cause of new infections in the United States. It is highly transmissible among people who have not been vaccinated with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
To reduce the growing number of infections nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages vaccination for all unvaccinated people who are eligible to receive the vaccine. They have recently issued renewed indoor masking recommendations for all individuals, vaccinated and unvaccinated, in areas where there are growing incidences of infections.
Milwaukee County, as well as other parts of the state, are showing increasing infection rates. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Wisconsin’s 7-day average for new confirmed and probable cases has been trending upward,” said DHS Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk. “We are concerned with this trajectory along with the increasing proportion of the [COVID-19] specimens that are the Delta variant.” From January 1, 2021, through July 22, 2021, more than 98 percent of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin occurred among people who were not fully vaccinated. (read the full press release)
According to the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the dominant presence of the Delta variant in Milwaukee is causing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. In the past month, the burden rate has gone from the “low transmission” category into the “substantial transmission” category, and the CDC’s updated masking recommendations are for those in areas of substantial or high transmission. “We are calling on our community to step up and mask up to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe,” said Health Commissioner Kirsten Johnson. “The most effective way to combat this surge in positive cases is through vaccination, but until vaccination rates improve, we must be willing to take simple steps such as wearing a mask to protect our community and the most vulnerable.”
Outpost continues to require all unvaccinated shoppers and employees to wear masks when inside the store
We invite and encourage all customers and staff to continue to use face masks when in the store to help stop the spread of the Delta variant as well as out of consideration of those who remain vulnerable to COVID-19, including those who are immunocompromised or are otherwise unable to get vaccinated such as young children under the age of 12.
Together, we can stop the spread!
- Assume good intent that all people without masks are fully vaccinated
- Unvaccinated customers and staff continue to be required to wear a face mask when inside an Outpost location
- Please continue social distancing when inside the co-op
- Forgot your mask? Visit our customer service desk!
- Outpost will continue to monitor disease trends while the threat still exists in our community
Thank you for helping us take care of our community!
Here's what's NEW
Weekday Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
We've extended our weekday shopping hours to 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for everyone. Catch that delicious co-op made breakfast sandwich and a hot cuppa joe before you head in to work.
Weekend shopping hours will be Sat & Sun, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Shop Online - now with more available time slots
Shop online via Outpost Webstore - there are now more available time slots for scheduling your grocery pickup, making online shopping and curbside pickup even more convenient than before. https://www.outpost.coop/shop/#online
Outdoor dining is back
As the weather continues to warm up, all Outpost store locations have made outdoor dining available. Grab your lunch and enjoy the sunshine!
Reusable bags are back in business!
Show 'em some love - Reusable shopping and produce bags are back. You can now resume using your favorite reusable shopping and produce bags next time you shop at Outpost. [...cheering...]
Feel free to bag up your goodies in your cart or by using the retractable stainless steel shelf at the end of each register lane. Cashiers can also assist you with bagging your groceries into your reusable bags. And please do your Outpost besties a solid by washing bags frequently with the laundry to ensure they are always fresh as a daisy.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Looking for information on COVID-19 vaccination availability? Access the US government site HERE.