Farrell Distributing continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely.

Some general policy changes we have experienced:

  • Limited building access 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 most meetings are now conducted through the Zoom platform.
  • Enhanced cleaning occurs around the clock at our warehouse. The revised cleaning procedures provide for deeper cleaning throughout our facilities. Reps with company cars are being provided sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer for their essential travel.

Employees conducting business outside of the FDC facility are expected to:

  • Wear a mask or a face covering when in accounts or in public.
  • Use gloves where mandated or at your own discretion (recommended).
  • Maintain a supply of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Keep equipment and vehicle sanitized throughout the day.
  • Wash hands regularly where opportunity exists.
  • Follow all account guidelines regarding their policies and procedures.
  • If working in groups of two or more do not travel together and ensure separation of 6 feet at the work site.
  • Employees who find it necessary to ride together must always wear a mask or face covering.
  • All employees must monitor their own temperature daily and assess their own health as it relates to known COVID symptoms.  As always, all employees are directed to stay home if sick or exposed and to seek professional medical advice immediately.

The purchase of sanitizer, disinfectant and gloves are an approved company expense should you need to do so. We prefer you source through the office, but you are encouraged to purchase if able and necessary.


Employees within the FDC facilities are expected to:

  • Wear a mask or a face covering when in the facility unless you are working alone in an office space or can maintain a distance greater than 6 feet.
  • Masks or face coverings are mandatory for any movement around the facility where one may encounter other employees. This includes operational employees on the warehouse floor and in our maintenance areas.
  • Protective gloves are available, and their use is encouraged however not mandatory.
  • All equipment and public workstations should be sanitized at the beginning, middle and end of each shift or when equipment is transferred from one employee to another.
  • Breakrooms are available for vending machine use. Ensure social distancing of 6 feet when utilizing the vending machines and wash hands immediately after use.
  • No one is allowed in the facilities if they are experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19. Fever, shortness of breath or other symptoms of illness.
  • Any employee experiencing signs of illness should alert a supervisor and leave the facility immediately.
  • We have temperature reading equipment available should any employee or supervisor wish to use it. The company reserves the right to test any employee it deems necessary to ensure safe staffing.



All employees:

  • Wash hands when entering or leaving the job site and frequently during the shift.
  • Abide by the policies above.
  • Refrain from touching your face.
  • Be aware of your personal health and hygiene when in the workplace.
  • Be conscious of your personal space as it relates to others.
  • Your safety and wellness come first, if you are uncomfortable with your personal safety please report it to a supervisor. If you do not feel your concerns have been adequately handled please notify Todd Bouton x1174 or Ashley Bessery x1131.


Core Topics Leadership Regularly Reviews:

  • Facility cleanliness and sanitization procedures.
  • 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.
  • Following federal and state guidelines as they are administered.


CDC Resources


Vermont Department of Health Resources


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Beer Distributors in Action

Beer distributors actively support their communities, and as COVID 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.