Farrell Distributing is monitoring COVID-19 closely, because of this we have implemented new policy procedures:

  • Remote work for a significant amount of office employees where possible. We have transitioned all our portfolio, and sales support teams to their homes.
  • Limiting access to buildings for employees, and guests. Employees inside the facility have limited their movement and interaction with others as much as possible. We ask that all employees stay within their work area as much as possible. Guests are being directed to a warehouse door and dock pick up.
  • Remote meetings and travel have been given new guidelines. We have asked that employees not ride together for work related functions, and all meetings are now conducted through the Zoom platform. We have shut down all company meetings and gatherings outside Zoom.
  • Deep cleaning  has enhanced with new cleaning protocols around the clock at our warehouse. Reps with company cars are being provided sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer for their essential travel. All employees are directed to stay home if sick or exposed and to seek professional medical advice immediately.

Core Topics The Leadership Team Discusses Daily:

  • Ensuring facilities are clean
  • Adhering to a strict social distancing policy
  • Checking in on employees working remotely
  • Monitoring warehouse traffic patterns
  • Checking in with sales management on teams that are deployed in the market
  • Addressing employee concerns and needs
  • Keeping essential businesses open for our brands and products



National Beer Wholesale Association Updates


Protecting employees, customers and partners from the risks associated with COVID-19 is a priority for all NBWA members. NBWA has compiled the resources below to keep our members up-to-date on the latest tools, safety protocols and information relating to COVID-19. Please take the time to communicate to your employees the importance of keeping their workplace safe for themselves and their fellow employees. By following these protocols, you can show your retailer and brewer partners that beer distributors are doing everything possible to keep product clean and safe as it moves through the supply chain.

NBWA Breakroom Posters

CDC Resources

Department of Homeland Security

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

EPA Resources

FDA Resources

OSHA Resources

World Health Organization

Other Resources


If an employee tests positive…

Employees’ health and welfare is a top priority, and NBWA has compiled the following resources to help you and your organization prepare a response if one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19.

In addition to having a communications plan in place to respond in the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, you should also be prepared to sanitize impacted trucks and facilities with proper, professional-grade disinfectant equipment and products. Below is a list of suggested equipment and disinfectant products.


Disinfectant Products

  • Click here for a list of disinfectant products provided by the U.S. EPA. If you are having issues sourcing any of these products, you can purchase bleach and make your own solution. CDC directions for making your own liquid disinfectant can be found here.

Beer Distributors in Action

Beer distributors actively support their communities, and as COVID-19 disrupts daily life, they have been working around the clock to keep stores stocked with more than just beer. Distributors are keeping water and other beverages you find on beer trucks available on store shelves. Check out these examples of beer distributors that are keeping the supply chain moving.