Daily Operations Report

Health and Hygiene

Hygiene is all about preserving good health
We are promoting conditions and practices that help keep you and your surroundings clean.

A Message to our Guests

Risk Assessment:

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

New cases of coronavirus over 17.80 million as of August 1st, 2020

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. -  Department of State Travel Notices

The coronavirus is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances.

Coronavirus and Travel in the United States
Cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been reported in all states, and some areas are experiencing community spread of the disease.

Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19.

CDC recommends you stay home as much as possible, especially if your trip is not essential, and practice social distancing especially if you are at higher risk of severe illness.

Don’t travel if you are sick or travel with someone who is sick.

Considerations if You Must Travel
CDC recommends you stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact, especially if you are at higher risk of severe illness.

If you must travel, there are several things you should consider before you go.
Protect yourself and others during your trip:
Clean your hands often.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Avoid close contact with others.
Keep 6 feet of physical distance from others.
Avoiding close contact is especially important if you are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.
Wear a cloth face covering in public.
Cover coughs and sneezes.
Pick up food at locations with drive-up facilities, curbside restaurant service, or stores.

Do not dine in restaurants if that is prohibited by state or local guidance.

New cases of coronavirus over 17.80 million as of August 1st, 2020

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Viruses like the novel coronavirus are shells holding genetic material
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At Bread n Butter Antiques, the health and well-being of our guests, associates, and communities is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is currently experiencing with regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to being responsive to the needs of our guests and associates as the situation moves into the first phase of opening our facilities.

COVID-19 also known as SARS-CoV-2

Know How it Spreads = Transmission

air distance

air currents

duration in air


airborne transmission

duration on objects

surfaces and floor

Protect Yourself and Others



Answer: We are providing guest services to essential employees and families during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The health and safety of our guests and colleagues is our top priority. With this in mind and in compliance with the order from the Department of Health, we want to inform our guests of the following policy updates:

A team of professionals begin each day with attention to detail, an exceptionally clean room of course, as well as a personal touch that tells our guests that we know them, we have anticipated their needs, and we want everyone to have an exceptional visit.

The number of visitors to the facility, including exterior buildings or office space, will be limited to only those necessary for registered guests or associates performing work.

 All individuals, visitors, guests or associates will be screened in advance of entering the facility. If a visitor, guest or associate answers “yes” to any of the following questions, he/she may not be permitted to access the facility:

  • Have you been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
  • Are you currently experiencing, or recently experienced, any acute respiratory illness symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath?
  • Have you been in close contact with any persons who has been confirmed positive for COVID-19?
  • Have you been in close contact with any persons who have traveled and are also exhibiting acute respiratory illness symptoms?

Site deliveries will be permitted but should be properly coordinated in line with the employer’s minimal contact and cleaning protocols. Delivery personnel should remain in their vehicles if at all possible. 

What is the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)
How is COVID-19 spread? There is much more to learn about how COVID-19 is spread and investigations are ongoing. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that mainly spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory viruses spread.
Watch for symptoms: 
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
How can I help protect myself?
Practice safe hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette, including frequent hand washing and covering coughs, and frequently clean surfaces such as doorknobs and phones. Visit the CDC’s treatment and prevention page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses. 

Daily Operations Report
Saturday, August 1st, 2020
Plan - Prepare - Respond
+ COVID19 +
There is a clear shift from tangibles (products and services) to intangibles (experiences and memories). This transition marks the biggest shift in our understanding of luxury in the 21st century.

We understand that the best experiences are those that make us feel alive, cherish life in the moment and connect us back to ourselves and to others. 

Emergencies and problems can occur when we least expect them. It is important to be as prepared as possible when an emergency arises at our facility. A well thought out response plan is one of the cornerstones of an effective safety program—we owe this to every one of our guests and fellow associates.
Please note this is a rapidly evolving situation. We are regularly updating this page with key information as we receive it. We encourage guests to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a reliable source for the most updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated guidance.
We are starting our report with a prayer: St Martha: Pray for us that we will have the patience to wait on the Lord without fear or worry.
We do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, we look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own we are, will lead us safely through all things; and when we cannot stand it, God will carry us in His arms.

We do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for us today will take care of us then and every day. He will either shield us from suffering or will give us unfailing strength to bear it. We can be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. In America, all 50 States have initiated reopening plans under the guidance of state and local government. There are several states reporting an increase in new cases in correlation to an increase in testing. The mortality rate has decreased significantly since April 2020.
As we align with the initial reopening plans, we remind guests and associates to continue practicing social distancing and encourage those who are at high risk to please stay at home. Moving forward, we continue to monitor the public health crisis so that we can make decisions based on safety in the interest of our guests utilizing the best information available.

Today is the 142nd day of quarantine. It has been 4 months, 20 days including the end date, since a National Emergency was declared by the President of the United States on March 13th, 2020. Businesses in our region are permitted to reopen with reduced services based on state and local guidelines.

A State of Emergency was declared by the Governors of Pennsylvania and Delaware. 
WILMINGTON, DE – Governor John Carney announced the delay in moving to Phase 3 of Delaware’s economic reopening.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – In Pennsylvania and Delaware, masks must be worn whenever anyone leaves home.

These orders remain in effect due to a public health emergency as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (CDC)
The purpose of our plan is to facilitate and organize employer and associate actions required to maintain operations. A well-developed operations plan and proper training whereby all associates understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan can result in fewer and less severe guest and associate injuries and less structural damage to the facility in the event of an emergency.
Detailed risk analysis concludes that COVID19 is a highly contagious disease with transmission research still in progress. Despite the similarity to influenza, using basic mathematics, we can determine that COVID19 is spreading very quickly and not exactly the same as influenza. The faster the spread, the higher probability of an increase in the loss of human life.
Based on scientific and medical data that is available to date, airborne transmission is the highest risk factor for transmission. Airborne viruses have unique elements of transmission and the most important reason for wearing a face mask.
The COVID19 virus can maintain and survive on surfaces as well as in the air. Studies in a laboratory may not represent real life scenarios, however vital scientific research can provide us with guidance and direction when it comes to daily operations and preparedness.
Summary - please note that it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms. It is also possible to receive a negative test, but then contract the virus after you have been tested.

Risk management analysis shows that by following all guidance provided by the CDC for facility management and emergency response preparedness, we will be able to implement the necessary COVID-19 response initiatives. This effort will conclude once we are able to maintain normal business operations, based on federal and state regulations.
The following data must also be taken into consideration. This is highly sensitive and difficult statistical data that is required for our risk management analysis.  WHY?  We have one reason - Insurance Liability - the mitigation of risk. Our risk management analysis is focused on avoidance. Risk management is important to our organization because without it, we are unable to define our objectives for the future. The goal of our risk management initiative is to make sure that our organization only takes the risks that will help achieve our primary objectives such as guest safety.

Risk professionals and consultants review data and statistics provided for all countries around the world with available data, as well as the data provided for The United States of America.

After 142 days, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide is at 17.80 million as of Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Coronavirus Cases: 17,802,251
Deaths: 683,892
Recovered: 11,191,572

5,926,787 Currently Infected Patients
5,861,189 (99%) in Mild Condition
65,598 (1%) Serious or Critical
11,875,464 Cases which had an outcome:
11,191,572 (94%) Recovered / Discharged
683,892 (6%) Deaths

Please note, since our team began monitoring this data, the following changes have occurred: The serious or critical percentage for active cases decreased by approximately two percent from 3% to 1% around the world. We are very grateful for healthcare professionals and first responders around the world that are caring for the critically ill. The recovery percentage for closed cases has increased by approximately fifteen percent (from 79% to 94%) around the world, as shown in the data above.  

Our Risk Management Team calculates the coronavirus data to monitor the crisis but more importantly, this gives our Team the ability to recognize the true scope and significance of this global pandemic. We are not just looking at numbers, this data and information represents People. It is difficult for our Team to review and include this statistical information. The lives of those we love, that have been lost, cannot be replaced. As we focus on recovery around the world, we also hope to show our respect for the lives of those individuals that have been lost due to this virus and other reasons around the world. 
We take a moment to include a prayer:

Lord Jesus, look kindly on our work and the work of our friends today.
Help us in our difficulties and decisions.
May this candle be a light for you to enlighten us.
May it be a fire for you to burn out of us all pride, selfishness and impurity.
May it be a flame for you to bring warmth into our hearts;
warmth towards family, neighbors and all whom we may meet.

We do not typically post prayers on our website. Many people ~ 683,892 deaths as of Saturday, August 1st, 2020 ~ may have passed suddenly with perhaps no one by their side. We are praying for those people today. No person shall be lost without so much as our thoughts and prayers.

Many, ourselves included, have a difficult time with understanding complicated and/or detailed pandemic information that is provided to us by scientific professionals and institutional leadership, working in public and private sectors, across the globe.
We can only ask for guidance.
The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances. Based on our research, new cases increased around the world within the past 20 weeks. However, we must also note that the recovery percentage also improved by fifteen percent over the past 20 week period. Most will discount our risk analysis and research to say that there is much more that needs to be part of the process and mathematical calculation. While we understand the need for advanced scientific analysis, we also have the ability to learn from basic math. Reviewing the data on a linear versus logarithmic scale will also make a difference in how the results are interpreted.

Our only intention on this website is to promote safety and kindness. Keeping our chin up and our hands clean. We respect the state and local restrictions that have been put in place on a temporary basis to slow the spread of a highly contagious virus that has subsequently created a public health crisis. Our organization is providing guest services for essential employees and families during COVID-19. We have implemented the operational changes required to maintain guest safety and public health standards going forward.

WORLD DATA  as of 2:30 PM EDT on 3/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 214,010
Deaths: 8,727
Recovered: 82,207
WORLD DATA  as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,323,759
Deaths: 159,747
Recovered: 595,381

WORLD DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,769,437
Deaths: 314,501
Recovered: 1,842,896

WORLD DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 8,468,941
Deaths: 451,979
Recovered: 4,439,352

WORLD DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 14,244,753
Deaths: 600,560
Recovered: 8,510,141

WORLD DATA as of 9:00 AM EDT on 8/01/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 17,802,251
Deaths: 683,892
Recovered: 11,191,572

New cases of coronavirus over 17.80 million as of Saturday, August 1st, 2020
United States of America
National data as of March 18, 2020, 2:30 PM
Coronavirus Cases: 7,327
Deaths: 115

USA DATA as of 6:00 PM EDT on 4/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 736,052
Deaths: 26,317
Recovered: 67,418

USA DATA as of 1:00 PM EDT on 5/17/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 1,514,545
Deaths: 90,258
Recovered: 340,609

USA DATA as of 8:30 AM EDT on 6/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 2,235,153
Deaths: 119,952
Recovered: 918,796

USA DATA as of 11:07 AM EDT on 7/18/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 3,773,207
Deaths: 142,106 
Recovered: 1,741,626

USA DATA as of 9:00 AM EDT on 8/01/2020
Coronavirus Cases: 4,707,401 ( 7/31/2020 = 4,635,226)
Deaths: 156,772 ( 7/31/2020 = 155,306)
Recovered: 2,328,451 ( 7/31/2020 = 1,439,505)
*data can vary based on the time of day the information was collected
Between 7/18 and 7/31, there are 14 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.

Our ability to show respect for others, no matter what, is an important part of our value system. We treat everyone with kindness and compassion.
Research and information is published on this website to assist with educational efforts and crisis management initiatives currently in progress within our organization. Statements or claims made on this website are not intended for use outside of this organization. As part of our emergency planning process, we are posting this information online as a resource for use by our organization only.

From and including: Friday, March 13, 2020
To and including: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Result: 142 days
It is 142 days from the start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 4 months, 20 days including the end date.
Alternative time units
142 days can be converted to one of these units:
12,268,800 seconds
204,480 minutes
3408 hours
142 days
20 weeks and 2 days
38.80% of 2020

Coronavirus Updates as of 9:00 AM EDT on Saturday, August 1st, 2020

7,801,988,757 Current World Population
81,876,821 Births this year
143,958 Births today
34,373,851 Deaths this year
60,437 Deaths today
47,502,970 Net population growth this year
83,521 Net population growth today

$ 5,680,750,525 Public Healthcare expenditure today
$ 3,881,527,544 Public Education expenditure today
$ 1,760,579,747 Public Military expenditure today
46,175,771 Cars produced this year
88,230,954 Bicycles produced this year
145,902,614 Computers produced this year

1,568,650 New book titles published this year
178,393,993 Newspapers circulated today
250,536 TV sets sold worldwide today
2,452,703 Cellular phones sold today
$ 109,695,807 Money spent on video games today
4,634,480,137 Internet users in the world today
98,885,643,825 Emails sent today
2,631,309 Blog posts written today
294,094,767 Tweets sent today
2,743,987,523 Google searches today

3,039,438 Forest loss this year (hectares)
4,091,906 Land lost to soil erosion this year (ha)
21,141,214,300 CO2 emissions this year (tons)
7,013,379 Desertification this year (hectares)
5,723,138 Toxic chemicals released
in the environment this year (tons)

844,889,647 Undernourished people in the world
1,696,878,959 Overweight people in the world
762,272,906 Obese people in the world
11,492 People who died of hunger today
$ 218,231,224 Money spent for obesity related
diseases in the USA today
$ 71,037,523 Money spent on weight loss
programs in the USA today

2,553,531,742 Water used this year (million L)
492,135 Deaths caused by water related
diseases this year
799,090,202 People with no access to
a safe drinking water source

175,390,088 Energy used today (MWh), of which:
149,301,947 - from non-renewable sources (MWh)
26,412,218 - from renewable sources (MWh)
1,099,003,009,988 Solar energy striking Earth today (MWh)
35,972,468 Oil pumped today (barrels)
1,501,308,842,351 Oil left (barrels)
15,657 Days to the end of oil (~43 years)
1,094,442,694,088 Natural Gas left (boe)
57,602 Days to the end of natural gas
4,314,348,841,879 Coal left (boe)
148,771 Days to the end of coal

7,586,614 Communicable disease deaths this year
285,137 Seasonal flu deaths this year
4,442,114 Deaths of children under 5 this year
24,859,803 Abortions this year
180,634 Deaths of mothers during birth this year
41,987,566 HIV/AIDS infected people
982,426 Deaths caused by HIV/AIDS this year
4,799,695 Deaths caused by cancer this year
573,235 Deaths caused by malaria this year
5,687,992,596 Cigarettes smoked today
2,921,473 Deaths caused by smoking this year
1,461,658 Deaths caused by alcohol this year
626,688 Suicides this year
$ 233,791,584,766 Money spent on illegal drugs this year
788,890 Road traffic accident fatalities this year 
worldometer data used for business planning and statistical analysis
We recognize that the COVID-19 virus has required all of us to be more mindful as we travel and go about our daily activities. We are diligently following the practices and guidelines set forth by the CDC on hygiene and cleaning.

With the goal of easing your travel planning, we have adjusted our booking policies to provide additional flexibility.

Orders from Pennsylvania & Delaware Department of Health Organizations have been implemented.

The following information was provided by professionals and may be difficult to interpret, however it is critical to read and understand:
  • Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 increases the challenges of COVID-19 containment measures, which are predicated on early detection and isolation of symptomatic persons.

  • The magnitude of this impact is dependent upon the extent and duration of transmissibility while a person is presymptomatic, which, to date, have not been clearly established.
Summary - it is possible for someone to have COVID-19 and spread it to others, even if they have no symptoms.
We continue to monitor this extremely difficult situation and are here to assist our guests as needed.

Emergency preparedness can be viewed as the ultimate customer service amenity that we can give our guests. The most important responsibility in the event of any emergency is to stay calm.
Please visit the CDC website for more information about COVID19

Should you find yourself in need of assistance, please contact us.

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Pennsylvania: 215-291-4539

Delaware: 302-650-3153

Note: Our operations team is required to write an operations report. Our operations report is concise and well-organized. There are specific points that are highlighted throughout our reporting in order for the information to be complete and accurate. In order to make sure our operations report is in the correct format and context, specific steps have been taken to compile the data and write the report.

Back to Basics
The following basic questions are addressed in our operations reporting in order for the operational information we collect on a daily basis to be complete.

We address the following:

  • Identify daily operations and report any facility issues
  • Explain why each issue is important and assign a priority
  • Identify a way to solve the problem, with or without help
  • Focus on what we are currently doing as an organization as well as what we are doing to solve any issues that may have been identified
  • Provide an update on metrics as well as solutions for issues that may have been identified
  • Show how we provide a safe environment for everyone by having measurable metrics that demonstrate our ability to maintain guest safety.

Our outline identifies the basic points mentioned above and clearly describes these key points. Our operations reporting defines the key points and their reasoning to guests and associates. Regardless of whether or not someone is extremely familiar with the information in the report or if it is new to the individual, we believe that every report must be able to speak to everyone.

Please note that our Operations Report speaks to a wide global audience as we host guests and associates from all over the world. Our operational reporting shall always be specific enough for all guests and associates to understand what our organization is about and what our interest is in our community. We aim to serve local, regional and international guests as well as our associates. It is important that our Operations Plan makes sense to an associate in training as well as a seasoned operations manager and most importantly, the general public. If any of these individuals were to read our Operations Report, each individual would be able to understand what our publication is about. We must be able to put ourselves in the shoes of every guest and associate in order to determine if our emergency operations planning will work.

COVID-19 Summary
Coronavirus updates are an important part of the operations report until further notice. It shall continue to be limited in length. It is important that this public health update conveys the current global health crisis, its importance, as well as a brief description of how the health crisis can be mitigated or resolved. We are dedicated to our contribution to solving problems and we continue to improve our efforts to make a contribution. Technical language has been limited in the summary and only used if it is relevant to the operational reporting, otherwise we write in plain clear English. Our operations report may be transmitted to third parties with no additional supporting material, it is important to us that all reporting clearly conveys the context of the operation.

We believe that using pictures and illustrations in our operations report can help draw attention to the story we are telling. We create, capture and provide these graphics and pictures sometimes with the use of the Internet. Each illustration includes a title and information about what we are trying to convey by using the illustration. We always must give proper credit to where the illustration comes from if we did not create on our own or purchase with the right to redistribute. Corporate copyright information must be included with all photos, tables and graphs.

The information contained in this web page of our website and any web page produced by our organization is confidential and protected from disclosure or dissemination. If the reader of this information is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this information to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or you have reached this information on our website in error, please notify the website administrator of any issues immediately by visiting the contact us page of this website, please note registration in our database is required to complete the form.

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