With the increased COVID-19 cases in the area, we will be implementing a new local rule regarding face coverings when we open starting July 15. You must wear a face covering at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking.
- All customers and employees must wear a face covering unless you are actively eating or drinking. You can no longer take your mask off as soon as you get to your table.
- There is no standing around, everyone must be seated.
- We will be accepting credit cards only, no cash.
- Phone numbers will be required for contact tracing.
- While we are open inside, we are encouraging all patrons to sit outside at a table.
- We will also be utilizing online ordering through Toast.
- You will not be permitted to move about from table to table
- Gatherings while entering, exiting or moving about must be avoided.
- Disposable cups, plates and eating utensils will be used.
- Steins will not be handled by staff. We will fill disposable cups and you can fill your own stein and then wash it yourself when you are finished.
- There will be a Crowd Manager, as required, to assure that the rules are being followed.
Dear Deutsches Haus Members and Friends,
On the initial closing of the Haus, the Deutsches Haus staff had been working on a deep clean of the whole facility. After the stay at home mandate from state and local authorities, the Deutsches Haus Executive Board complied and sent all our employees’ home.
We’ve had a lot of discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on our members, staff and Deutsches Haus’ finances. I hope and pray that you are all healthy and taking appropriate precautions.
In normal operations, both the staff and the Haus depend on your patronage and generosity to make ends meet. Presently, the biggest concern is for our staff. Like others in the hospitality industry, they need our help. Our Haus finances will also be an issue since we are coming off two slow months in the beginning of the year and only half a month in March. We’ve also had to return a considerable number of rental deposits. Our monthly expenses with the doors closed are approximately $30,000 per month.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. The staff and the Haus would both benefit from your generosity. Please use this link to donate. You will be able to designate if you want the donation to go to the employees or the Deutsches Haus. If you don’t designate, we will direct the donation to wherever the need is the greatest.
I have heard several concerns about Jazz Fest and Oktoberfest. Regardless of their schedule or other events that move to October, we will figure it out.
We will continue to follow the direction of local, state and federal authorities and update you as things change. If you have any concerns or questions, you may contact me at President@Deutscheshaus.org.
Brian Huber, President
p.s. Stay home. Wash your hands. We want to see you when this is over.