Minnesota’s Governor Walz announced April 8th that garden centers are officially an essential business in the state! We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and team members very seriously. Since his announcement, we have been diligently working to get things in place in order to reopen safely. {Bauer’s reopened April 15th}.}

Your shopping experience will look slightly different as we have altered our store to provide a safe and sanitized environment for both our customers and team members during these times.

We are taking these additional actions for everyone’s safety:
· Dedicated entrances and exits will enable one-way traffic flow.
· Masks will be worn by all team members at all times.
· The CDC recommends people wear a cloth face covering while out, we would appreciate you do that while shopping with us. We encourage customers to wear clean gloves if they wish.
· We request that one person per family shops to assist with social distancing. At this time, please leave your pets home.
· We may need to limit the number of people inside the greenhouse at one time.
· Isles will become one-way to ensure 6-foot distancing and product will be displayed in a way that allows for easy social distancing.
· Customers and staff will remain 6 feet apart at all times. Customers and other customers must abide by the 6-foot social distancing CDC guidelines.
· Carts will be sanitized daily and handles sanitized after each use.
· Gloves will be worn by sales floor team members.
· Register staff will use sanitizer after every customer.
· Sale transactions will be done with extra precautions: Customers and team members will remain 6 feet apart at all times. Plexiglas barriers are at registers to minimize contact. Returns & exchanges are not available.
· Checkout lines may seem longer than usual due to the 6-foot social distancing but this will not affect your normal checkout time.
· All high-touch areas will be cleaned repeatedly throughout the day. 
· We encourage customers to still use Bauer’s online store and curbside pickup when appropriate.
· Restrooms will be closed until further notice.
· No food or drink is permitted while shopping, this includes coffee. Please leave these in your car.
· Please be patient with us, and other customers, when you visit. This is a learning experience for everyone.

We want to serve our customers and the community safely & responsibly and are following guidance from local, state, and federal authorities. You can rely on us for your gardening essentials, and we’ll continue to provide Bauer Quality product and customer service you deserve and have come to expect over 60+ years.

For those who are immunocompromised and cannot shop in-store, you may shop online for curbside pickup. More items are added to our Online Store daily as new items arrive and time allows! Find Bauer’s Online Store at BauersMarketPlace.com/shop.
1. Place your order in our Online Store; this is your best and easiest choice. For those who are unable to navigate our Online Store, send an email to info@BauersMarketPlace.com with order specifics, please be sure to include your phone contact too.
2. Orders will be ready for pickup the day following your order day. I.E., if you order on Friday, it will be ready for pickup Saturday.
3. Pickup times are 8-10am and again from 3-5pm, daily. Even if you don’t plan to leave your car, wear a mask at time of pickup please.
4. Pickup Spring Kickoff Days orders at 221 N FIRST Street. That’s one street south of our main parking areas and our newer, large greenhouse. You’ll see signs for “Curbside Pickup”. Please pull to the side of the road to not block driving traffic.
If you do not find what you’re looking for, please send us a detailed email and be sure to include your phone contact.

We are looking forward to another season of garden and hope you are too!

If you have questions regarding any of the information above, please reach out to us at info@BauersMarketPlace.com.
Sincerely,