As an essential business, Grow West remains committed to serving the medical cannabis patients of Maryland. In order to protect our staff, patients, and facilities, we have established new safety protocols at our grow facility and dispensary in Cumberland, Md.
We have introduced a screening process for visitors and staff who enter the building. Anyone exhibiting symptoms is not permitted to enter. Our security team ensures all staff members wear gloves and masks throughout their shifts. Work responsibilities are completed at a six-foot distance. Staff members whose responsibilities can be completed remotely are now working from home.
We regularly clean and disinfect all commonly used surfaces, areas, and entrances. Staff members are instructed to follow CDC guidelines for personal safety, including washing hands regularly, avoid face touching and social distancing in and outside of work.
Our dispensary lobby has been closed to the public and we are strictly offering curbside pick-up. Patients may call to place their orders in advance, at which time they are instructed when to pick up. Hours of operation have been adjusted to 11AM-7PM Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday and 11AM-5PM on Sundays. We are now CLOSED Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This adjustment provides us additional time to clean the facility, while giving our staff much needed rest.
Staff and security team members are subject to the same screening process we have introduced at our grow facility. When interacting with patients, staff and security wear gloves and masks at all times. Those working inside the building have also been instructed to follow CDC guidelines for personal safety in and outside of work.
Patients are encouraged to view our menu on Weedmaps or Leafly before calling to place their orders. We also suggest that patients limit their visits to as few as possible to help ensure the safety of our community. Our current deals are designed to encourage larger orders and fewer visits.
CDC Guidelines for Self-Protection
- Avoid exposure to the virus through social distancing. The CDC recommends a distance of at least 6 feet.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Stay home if you feel sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes and wash your hands after each occurrence.
- Wear a face mask if you are sick and around others.
- Regularly clean and disinfect frequently used areas and surfaces.
- Please visit the CDC website for more information regarding COVID-19.
We would like to take a moment to thank our loyal and dedicated team for doing such a great job of complying with the new regulations while remaining calm and finding solutions. Everyone has responded in a proactive, responsible, and compassionate manner. To say we are proud is an understatement. We would also like to extend a huge thank you to our patients for adapting quickly to curbside delivery and schedule changes. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated beyond measure.
We encourage everyone to follow and stay up to date on all CDC safety guidelines. The health and safety of our staff, patients, and community is paramount. These are the times that separate us or bring us together. What we do defines who we are.
Our prayers are with all of you, your families, and the communities across the globe impacted by COVID19.