Aqui and Covid-19
Aqui and Covid-19
Update May 13, 2021
There’s been lots of confusion about masks on or off. Aqui house rules continue to require a mask-on policy except when eating at a table, even if our customers are vaccinated. We will revisit the mask on policy on June 16th, once the state of California has proposed ending of restrictions.
On another note, all Aqui locations are now open at 50% interior capacity.
Update April 15, 2021
We are we excited to announce that we will be moving towards indoor dining Mid-Late May! We appreciate your patience while we finalize on our plan to manage our employees and customers safely into this next phase. Until then our outdoor patios remain available to our customers as well as our take out options.
Update March 2, 2021
You may have heard the news that Santa Clara County is now in the 25% indoor seating re-opening Red Tier phase. Not only are we excited to be moving towards full operation, but we are also excited to finally be at a turning point in our effort to achieve a safe environment.
We want our reopening to be as safe as possible and therefore, we’ve made the decision to postpone while we work on the logistics for maintaining a high level of safety for our employees and customers. We will continue with our Takeout and Open Patio plan and use March as a timeline to build our vaccine depth within our team. Our goal is to help improve workforce and customer safety BEFORE re-opening. We think this seems reasonable and look forward to working into a 50% open seating scenario in April or May.
We appreciate all the support each neighborhood has given our stores, it helped keep the doors open.
In the meantime, we will be installing our newest menu with Tri tip dishes returning and continue working to get all our teams vaccinated. We hope all our customers do the same.
Update Dec 25, 2020
These are trying and uncertain times and we hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. While this is an extremely fluid situation and the world seems to change a bit every day, we feel the most impactful way to ease the minds of the Aqui community is to share monthly highlights about what continued steps we’re taking to keep our employees safe and healthy.
Our primary focus remains the health and safety of our employees and customers visiting Aqui. As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, Aqui continues to tighten procedures and implement more impactful measures to ensure the safety of our teams.
We are strongly recommending our takeout customers order ahead online from our website. When you arrive at Aqui, if any waiting is necessary, it will be done so outside as mandated by Santa Clara County. Of course with social distancing and masks worn appropriately. Phone orders are still available. Walk in orders are still available but limited and all waiting will be done outside the facility in a separate area from our online/phone order area.
Effective Jan 27, 2021 our patios will re-open. Santa Clara County has moved to Purple tier allowing outdoor seating. Our outdoor patios will be open with self-service seating with food and drinks provided in takeout containers. Our Patio rules will follow the guidelines provided by Santa Clara County. See the guidelines (click here).
While it’s essential that we adopt new ways of interacting to protect the health of our communities doing so can bring moments of unease and isolations. We will continue to follow SCCHD and CDC updated guidances to prevent workplace exposure to Covid-19. Regardless of which Aqui location you choose to visit, we are at full speed and operational, and we will continue to serve the community with the same integrity and commitment as we did before this crisis. We hope that you continue to trust and support us through this.
We hope that you and those around you are and remain safe. We are privileged to have you as a customer. Even in this unprecedented situation, we are working hard to continue serving you as best we can. Thank you for your continued business, and your trust.