Will face coverings be required to enter?
We are not making masks mandatory to enter. While it is encouraged that you wear a face coverings by the NC Dept of Health and Human Services, it is not required, and individuals must determine for themselves whether they are comfortable and feel safe wearing one/or being around other customers who do not wear one. We understand individuals feel differently about the use of masks, and we respect everyone's stance for making the choice that feels right to them. Mac Tabby will continue to be a place where all people feel welcomed and comfortable. Some people can not wear a mask for medical reasons, others may experience increased anxiety and fear of bias and being profiled FOR wearing OR NOT wearing face coverings in public spaces, etc. Our management team has decided to accept guests with OR without a face covering for this reason. We ask that you choose respect and peace towards one another while you're here, and always, as we extend the same to individuals and other small businesses who are making the best practice choices for themselves.
As the CDC has cautioned, face coverings are just one protective measure, and not a substitute for social distancing, personal hygiene, and additional cleaning protocols.
Do you have contactless options?
Just coming up for coffee? Feel free to use our online ordering app called CLOOSIV. Download it now! Order online, run in and pick it up! No lines, no touching the key pad, just you and your cup-of-joe.
Coming up for cats AND coffee? Make your reservation to visit the cats online, click RESERVATIONS on our website. Select your date/time/fill out your waiver (in the confirmation email) AND pay online. Before your scheduled appointment, place your order on CLOOSIV and we will bring it in to you when ready! Just let us know you've created a Cloosiv order so we know to walk it into the lounge for you.
The only thing needed at the register will be your name... you won't have to touch a thing! (well, except those kitties!)
What about social distancing?
We will limit the amount of guests in the cat lounge at one time to 10 at any given time. To guarantee a spot, please make a reservation in advance! This number is much lower than the required 50% fire capacity mandate. We have removed tables, rearranged furniture and opened up our lounge so there is plenty of space to keep a good distance between others. Please do your part to keep our cafe safe and comfortable. We will also retire our wrist-banding practice for the foreseeable future to allow our staff to remain at a safe distance.
How are you keeping things clean?
As a cat cafe, our cleaning practices have always been far beyond typical retail establishments. We will continue frequent and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of all high-touch areas with an EPA-approved disinfectants for SARS-Co V-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). All door knobs, tables, touch screens, chairs, etc will be cleaned hourly (or after each guest leaves, time permitting). We have always provided hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol for guests to use and a bathroom to wash/dry your hands/face with soap and paper towels during your visit. We will encourage and remind you to take advantage of this when entering and exiting. We are allowing guests to enter the cat lounge on each half-hour mark, to keep guests in and out as a group to help with additional cleaning initiatives.
COVID-19 FROM CATS?
At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. A small number of pets have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after contact with people with COVID-19.
There is no evidence that viruses specifically, including the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people from the skin, fur, or hair of pets.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a contagious disease that can lead to severe illness or death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Mac Tabby Cat Cafe, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.