Health And Safety Readiness

The health and safety of the patrons and staff of Chayz Lounge is our highest priority. We have always taken steps to mitigate the spread of germs in our establishment and we’re more vigilant in our efforts in the wake of the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. We want you to know that we are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy space to enjoy a light meal, cocktails, and the best live jazz performances.

 

Outlined below are the measures we have taken, and continue to take to ensure the well-being of our patrons, staff and our community.

Here's What We're Doing:

 

  • Reduced our seating capacity from 75 to 35 and arranged our tables 6 feet apart per the established guidelines. 
     

  • Increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of our kitchen, bathrooms, bar area and surfaces (e.g., tables, chairs, menus, tablets, door knobs and handles).
     

  • Require our staff and customer to wear face masks, and to wash and sanitize their hands frequently.
     

  • Measure the temperature of our patrons as they arrive and provide hand sanitizing.
     

  • Conduct frequent health checks (e.g., temperature check and symptom checking) of our staff. Employees who are sick are sent home.
     

  • Installed a DHEC approved, commercial-grade UV Air Purifier unit that reduces up to 99% of allergens, airborne germs, and pollutants. This unit is designed to clean the air in rooms up to 5,000 square feet in size. Our space is 2,450 square feet.
     

  • Continuing to have our venue professionally cleaned on a weekly basis. We are also committed to cleaning the space between shows.
     

  • Following the guidanclines provided by DHEC, the CDC and the World Health Organization, and have educated our staff on the preventative measures provided by these organizations.
     

  • Ongoing staff training on DHEC’s safe food handling protocols, as well as proper health and hygiene standards and, hand washing.
     

  • Employees who are sick or have recently had a close contact with a person with COVID-19 are required to stay home.
     

  • Employees are required to regularly self-monitor, assess any symptoms they may have or as they arise and notify management.
     

  • Disinfectant wipes  are in our restrooms. We encourage our patrons and staff to use them.
     

  • Encourage the use of debit or credit cards instead of cash for a safer exchange. 
     

IMPORTANT NOTE: We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person exhibiting signs of a cold or flu-like symptoms.
 

Here's What We're Encouraging You To Do:

Take care of your health and protect others within our space, and in your daily lives by taking these basic steps:

  • Wear a face mask when inside our establishment (except while eating).
     

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
     

  • If using hand sanitizer, be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
     

  • If you are sick or even feeling slightly under the weather, stay home
     

  • Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and others. When someone coughs, sneezes, or speaks they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person has the disease.
     

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. You touch many surfaces and your hands can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, your hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and infect you.
     

  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
     

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Discard the tissue in the trash.

Watch for symptoms


People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Below are some of the symptoms people with COVID-19 may exhibit:
 

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

As always, we appreciate your continued support and the trust you have placed in us. Come experience live jazz in a wonderful ambiance and rest assure that we are taking every precaution to maintain a clean and healthy space.