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Taking Action in Uncertain Times: Our Response to COVID-19

Like so many other small businesses, we have been impacted by COVID-19. Our team is working hard to continue operations while doing everything we can to slow the spread of the virus - and support communities in need. 

We’re answering commonly asked questions here, and we will keep this page updated. E-mail us at support@katemcleod.com if you have any further questions or concerns. We are here for you.

Is Kate McLeod still accepting and fulfilling orders?

  • Yes. We are fully in stock and orders are shipping as usual. In early June, we moved our production facility (affectionately known as the “Butter Atelier”) to the Hudson Valley after outgrowing our Brooklyn space. This move has allowed us to resume production while following the CDC’s guidelines around COVID-19. We are back to mixing, pouring, packaging, and shipping our Body Stones while keeping our team safe.

What are Kate McLeod’s safety and sanitation practices?

  • Kate McLeod is committed to keeping our team and community safe by following CDC and local government guidelines around COVID-19.
  • We have always run our production facility more like a kitchen than a chemistry lab, and our approach to sanitation has always been food-grade. We’re continuing to hold ourselves to the highest standards for sanitation, while also implementing COVID-19 specific procedures:
    • Social Distancing: Our new production facility in the Hudson Valley is significantly bigger and allows our team to practice social distancing comfortably. Work stations are 6 feet apart, and our small team means there are always less than 10 people in the space at a time. No visitors are permitted into the facility at this time.
    • Personal Protective Equipment: All employees are required at all times to wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including face masks and gloves.
    • Hand Sanitation: We have two on-site hand-washing stations equipped with antibacterial soap, and alcohol-based sanitizer dispensers throughout the facility and at each designated work station. We are washing our hands constantly!
    • Facility Sanitation: All common areas and equipment are wiped down with disinfecting wipes after each use. At the end of each day, work stations and shared surfaces are disinfected using CDC recommended cleaning agents.

    How is Kate McLeod supporting communities in need?

    • We donated 20% of our April gross sales to World Central Kitchen to support their work delivering fresh meals to communities in need, feeding frontline healthcare workers, and putting restaurants back to work. Kate is a former pastry chef, and our production team is staffed with fellow chefs so we are proud to support the #ChefsForAmerica movement to help our communities put food on the table.
    • In April, we partnered with Donate Beauty and donated 300 Mini Body Stones (over 50% of our then remaining Mini stock) to hospital workers on the front lines. As these heroes protect themselves and patients from infection, the medical masks and strict sanitation protocols are wreaking havoc on their skin and causing chafing and extreme dryness that makes a very taxing job even harder. We hope our Minis provided relief, comfort, and a moment of self care - and we’re looking forward to continuing our donation efforts now that we’re back in stock!

    Thank you for your support of our small, mom-owned business during this time. We are all in this together.