Updated COVID Safety Protocols 5.12.22

The Food Bank has been following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to inform and guide our safety protocols in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has recently released updated quarantine and isolation guidance, and we are therefore updating our safety protocols.

Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

The Food Bank will follow the current guidance provided by the CDC.


Prevention Guidelines:

CDC County Advisory Levels of Yellow or Red

If any county in the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana’s service area is listed at an advisory level of yellow or red; all staff, volunteers, and visitors will wear masks on Food Bank premises or when performing work on behalf of the Food Bank.  Staff, Volunteers, and Visitors are required to wear a facial covering at all times and limit person to person contact including maintaining social distance standards when possible.

  • Masks required unless alone in a closed office
  • Temperature checks upon entry of the building
  • Health screen questions answered upon entry of the building
  • Must wear disposable gloves when distributing product

CDC County Advisory Level of Blue in Both Counties

Masks, temperature checks, and the requirement to wear gloves when handling product is optional.