COVID Policy

Our Business Role

At Elly’s of Glenview, we strive to play a key role in preventing and slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 within the workplace. We have control plans in place that take into account workplace factors such as feasibility of social distancing in our restaurant, ability to stagger employee shifts, and the degree to which employees interact with the public in person. We are coordinating with state and local officials monthly to obtain timely and accurate information to inform appropriate responses. Local conditions have shaped and will continue to shape the decisions that both us and public health officials will make regarding strategies.  Those strategies are built around the idea that as a business, we can do the following:

Employee Health and Safety Procedures

Preventing and Reducing Transmission among Employees

At Elly’s, we are monitoring federal, state, and local public health communications about COVID-19 regulations, guidance, and recommendations to ensure that all our employees have access to that information. We frequently check the CDC COVID-19 website for the most up to date information regarding the prevention and reduction of COVID to better apply those practices to our workplace.

Employees who have symptoms are encouraged to notify their supervisor and stay home. We recommend our employees get tested if they experience any signs or symptoms of COVID or have been in close contact with any person with COVID. Employees who are sick with COVID are being told to isolate and follow CDC-recommended steps

Employees who are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (not yet showing symptoms) but have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection should also isolate and follow CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.

Employees who are well but who have a sick household member with COVID-19 should notify their managers at Elly’s and follow CDC-recommended precautions.

At Elly’s, we are providing non-punitive paid sick leave to all employees who have tested positive, experienced symptoms, or have known to have been in close contact with someone who tested positive with COVID.

For in-person health checks, Elly’s is conducting them safely and respectfully and in a way that maintains social distancing of workers.  Workers should not enter the worksite if any of the following are present:

Regarding the confidentiality of medical records and in order to prevent stigma and discrimination in the workplace, Elly’s is attempting to make health screenings as private as possible. We do not make determinations of risk based on race or country of origin and be sure to maintain confidentiality of each individual’s medical status and history. For more details, we follow guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Providing a Safe and Healthy Workplace

At Elly’s, we are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for both our employees and customers.

We identify where and how workers might be exposed to individuals with COVID-19 at work and take the appropriate steps to minimize exposure.

We ensure all employees wear masks in accordance with CDC and OSHA guidance as well as any state or local requirements.

Elly’s and the CDC recommends wearing a mask, which covers the nose and mouth and fits snugly against the sides of the face, as a measure to contain the wearer’s respiratory droplets and help protect their co-workers and members of the general public. Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

Masks are meant to help prevent workers who do not know they have the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading it to others; however, masks might provide some protection to wearers.

Masks do not provide the same level of protection as a medical facemask or respirator and should not replace PPE required or recommended at the workplace.

At Elly’s, we remind our employees and customers that CDC recommends wearing masks in public settings and when around people who do not live in their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Wearing a mask, however, is not a substitute for social distancing. Masks should still be worn in addition to staying at least 6 feet apart.

Exposure to Virus

At Elly’s, we try to determine which employees may have been exposed to the virus and may need to take additional precautions:

Separating Sick Employees

At Elly’s we are taking the necessary precautions to separate sick employees:


At Elly’s, we are committed to educating employees about steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home:

Commuting to Work

For employees who commute to work using public transportation or ride sharing, Elly’s is offering the following support:

Maintaining a Healthy Workplace

To maintain a healthy workplace, we at Elly’s:

We are constantly assessing our essential functions and the reliance that others and the community have on our services or products. 

At Elly’s we are:

Delaying Travel

At Elly’s, we discourage traveling in large or crowded groups during the pandemic. We:

Health and Safety of Our Customers

Social Distancing

At Elly’s, we establish policies and practices for social distancing. We’ve altered our workspace to help workers and customers maintain social distancing and physically separate employees from each other and from customers, when possible. Here are some strategies that we try to use:

Cleaning and Disinfecting Policy

At Elly’s, we are following the CDC cleaning and disinfection recommendations:


At Elly’s, we have improved the engineering controls using the building ventilation system. We have:

Coughing and Sneezing

At Elly’s, we give employees, customers, and visitors what they need to clean their hands and cover their coughs and sneezes. We:

Elly’s Pancake House of Glenview

1624 Milwaukee Avenue

Glenview, Illinois, 60025

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Elly’s Coronavirus Memo / Policy


As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, Elly’s Pancake House of Glenview is doing its best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations.  During these unprecedented times, our number one priority is the health and safety of our employees and customers. We’re closely monitoring the situation and know that misinformation and fear can spread more virulent than the virus itself, and we want to discourage false information from circulating.  If you’re looking for trusted, up-to-date information, we recommend visiting the specific coronavirus websites of the CDC or the WHO.  We’d like to take a moment to share that ways we can all help keep the workplace safe, as well as the procedures we’ve implemented during these times:  

  1. Stay home if you are sick. If you are experiencing symptoms of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), including fever (100.4 degrees or above), cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chest tightness, extreme fatigue, loss of sense of taste or smell, diarrhea, muscle aches, or headaches – please stay home and call your doctor.
  2. Stay home if you’ve had contact with a potentially infected person. The virus spreads easily from person to person.  Please stay home until you’ve been tested if you’ve had contact with a confirmed case or potentially infected person.  This includes people returning from high risk countries.
  3. Refresh yourself on proper cough and sneeze hygiene. Cover your nose or mouth with a tissue or your elbow – not your hand.  Discard the tissue and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
  4. Wash your hands regularly. Frequent and proper handwashing is extremely vital to prevent the transmission of the virus.  Wash your hands after using the restroom, touching your face, eating, drinking, coughing, or sneezing, and at regular intervals throughout the day.  Use warm water or as hot as you can tolerate. Add soap and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, or the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.  In addition, using hand sanitizer (with at least 60 percent alcohol) and sanitizing products regularly can help prevent the transmission of the virus.
  5. Stop touching your face. Fomites – objects that we commonly touch are the main way disease is spreading.  Reduce the chance of transmission from a fomite by keeping your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth when you touch or are in contact with a fomite.  Regularly clean high-touch surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, shared equipment, toilet handles, sink faucets, POS terminals, etc.
  6. Rely on virtual communication when possible. In an effort to cut down on human-to-human contact, please cancel in-person meetings and communicate via videoconferencing or phone calls.

The measures we’re taking at Elly’s Pancake House of Glenview are:

  1. Ensuring ample hand sanitizer and sanitizing products for all employees and customers. Sanitizer is provided at each of our workstations.
  2. Increasing the times we clean all high-touch surfaces, including door handles, light switches, shared equipment, toilet handles, sink faucets, POS terminals, phones, etc.
  3. Encouraging rigorous, hourly hand washing routines for 20 seconds or longer.
  4. Providing masks to employees, especially when it is not possible to maintain at least 6 feet of space between you and another person.
  5. Utilizing floor decals to make 6-foot spacing for employees and customers to maintain appropriate distance from one another.
  6. Requiring use of gloves by food prep and service area employees.
  7. Using disposable items for food service, such as ketchup packets, salt n pepper shakers, jellies, hot sauce, butter, etc.
  8. Providing non-contact curbside pickup.
  9. Providing non-contact delivery.
  10. Providing non-contact catering.

Please reach out directly via phone or email with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your continued support during this uncertain time. Manager Ted Tsekouras