Actions We’re Taking to Help Prevent
the Spread of Coronavirus

Since 1991, Lazy Acres has been dedicated to providing natural foods and products to wellness seekers from Santa Barbara to San Diego. As always, the health of our customers and employees is of the utmost importance.

During this time of heightened public concern, we are diligently monitoring the latest updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In addition to our already high standards, we have implemented further protocols to protect the health of our customers and employees—and by extension, our larger community.

Our 800+ team members are advised to practice the same everyday preventative measures that we, as individuals, should be practicing to reduce the transmission of seasonal viruses: properly cleaning hands, objects, and surfaces; not touching eyes, nose, or mouth; respiratory etiquette (covering cough or sneeze with tissue, disposing of tissue, washing hands); and avoiding contact with others if under the weather.

In addition, because COVID-19 can live on surfaces for two hours to several days, we are cleaning high-traffic employee and customer touch points a minimum of every two hours.

November 2nd Update: We are now taking returns as per our normal process. Only exception is in the Vitamins and Supplements department where a receipt will be required

June 15th Update: Here are the protocols that immediately go into effect in the case of a presumed positive or positive test result for COVID-19.

April 10th Update: We want to share with you a new Department of Public Health Ordinance that goes in to effect TODAY, April 10th, to ensure our stores remain clean and safe for everyone: All customers, vendors, and team members are required to wear face coverings when entering any Lazy Acres store.

This shared behavior will support the protections we already have in place, such as practicing preventative measures, maintaining social distancing, installation of plexiglass sneeze guards, nightly sanitization of all locations, and a daily senior shopping hour.

It’s essential that we all do our part to protect our communities. Thank you for your cooperation and your continued trust in Lazy Acres Natural Markets.

We are in this together. Stay safe!

March 17th update: In order to better serve you, we are temporarily changing all store hours to 7am-7pm. This extra time will allow us to restock our shelves, continue sanitization of our locations, and support our team members. In compliance with Department of Health regulations for grocers, we have closed our Community Rooms and suspended both internal and external seating. We also have canceled team member participation in offsite events. As we all navigate these unprecedented times, please know that we are working closely with our distributors and are receiving deliveries throughout the day.

We are continually reviewing updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjusting our protocols as needed to align with their guidance. In this fluid environment, transparency and clear communication are integral to making sure we all feel informed, empowered, and protected.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have additional questions, please email Joe Ragusa, our VP of Marketing.

We are so grateful to serve this community and look forward to seeing you.