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Thank You!

La Tapatia wants to thank all of you for the effort you've made to keep our workplace healthy!  By following Covid guidelines and adapting to all the changes over the last 18 months, we have been able to continue making the best tortillas and chips around.  Keep up the great work!

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Stay home if you're sick!

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Although Covid-19 is a very big concern, we want to take a moment to remind you that we are officially in FLU SEASON.  That means that you may become ill with something OTHER than Covid.  The flu virus, as well as other common viruses, can be very contagious as well.  If you begin to feel ill, it is best to stay home so that you can rest and get better.  It will also avoid passing a virus to your coworkers.  Do not hesitate to contact your Supervisor or HR if you are unsure about what to do.


If you are interested in getting the Covid-19 Vaccine, you're in luck!  Vaccines are available in many convenient locations at no cost to you.  All adults are eligible and kids over the age of 12 are also now able to receive the vaccine.  For more information click the link below.


"Do I need a mask? Do I need to practice social distancing? How do I know if I've been exposed?? Agh! I'm so confused."


If you've been feeling the confusion above, we are here to set the record straight.  Rules have changed, guidelines are sometimes hard to understand.  Lucky for you, we can clarify some of the most common questions you may have at this time.  Read on to find out what rules apply to you in OUR workplace. 


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We recently completed our Open Enrollment period for health insurance.  This is the time that employees can renew, update, or sign up for health insurance benefits.  La Tapatia offers medical, vision, and dental insurance.  All employees who returned their forms in a timely manner were entered into a drawing.  Congratulations to the lucky winners below!


If you're a new employee, we have great news for you.  New employees are eligible to add medical, dental and vision insurance at 90 days.


HR will contact employees once they reach 60 days to share the insurance enrollment materials and a video explaining the coverage in more detail.  If an employee elects coverage their coverage will begin on the 90th day of employment.

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Fully Vaccinated Individuals

You are considered "Fully Vaccinated" 14 days AFTER you receive your second dose in a two dose vaccine OR 14 days after a single-dose vaccine.  Be sure to show HR your vaccine card.


Do I Need to Wear a  Mask?

We know the rules for masks are different everywhere these days.  We're gonna keep it simple for you.  These are the guidelines as they apply to La Tapatia.


Vaccinated AND Unvaccinated Individuals

~You must wear a mask ANYTIME you are working near exposed food (meaning the tortillas, chips, or raw ingredients are not in a package).  This is a food safety requirement in effect even prior to Covid. 

I'm Vaccinated

~You DO NOT need to wear a mask indoors. 

~You DO need to wear a mask when working with exposed tortillas, chips, or raw ingredients.

~You DO NOT need to wear a mask outdoors.

I'm NOT Vaccinated

~You will need to wear a mask at work when you are indoors, in a vehicle with others, and when working with exposed tortillas, chips, or raw ingredients.

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Return to Work

If you have had to miss work due to illness, the following are the best practices for when you are able to safely return to work.

I tested Positive for Covid and have symptoms:

~You may return to work after

No fever for 24 hrs without the use of medication AND after 10 days have passed since your first symptom.

I tested Positive for Covid but I have no symptoms:

~You may return to work after at least 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive test.

I feel sick but don't want to be tested for Covid:

~You may return to work after

No fever for 24 hrs without the use of medication AND after 10 days have passed since your first symptom.

I'm sick with something other than Covid:

~You may return to work when your symptoms are improving AND you have had no fever for 24 hrs without medication.

~You cannot return if you have any highly contagious symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and diarrhea.

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I've Been Exposed to Covid...Now What?

If you believe you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, these are the guidelines you should follow:

What is exposed?  You are considered "exposed" if you've been within 6 feet of someone who tested positive for Covid for more than 15 minutes, with OR without a mask.

I was exposed but I'm fully vaccinated.

~You do not need to quarantine.  You can come to work like normal.

~You should monitor yourself for symptoms.

~If you begin to feel symptoms, do not come to work & contact HR for further guidance.

I was exposed & I'm NOT Vaccinated.

~You will need to quarantine.  Do not come to work.  Contact HR for further details.

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What Can I Do to Protect Myself?

It doesn't matter if you're at work, at home, or out on the town.  There are some basic things you can do to try and reduce your risk of contracting viruses, including Covid-19.

1.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

2.  Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, and mouth.

3.  Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

4.  Use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

5.  Avoid touching frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, handrails, etc. in public places.

6.  Disinfect your home and your workspace.  Focus on areas such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, toilets, faucets, sinks, and even cell phones.

7.  Avoid crowds whenever possible.  Keep your distance from others.

8.  Avoid non-essential travel, including planes and cruises.

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welcome to all of our 
new employees hired in 2021

Corn Department

Christopher Anaya

Manuel Estrada

Equipment Sanitation

Julian Gonzalez


Gonzalo Moreno

Flour Department

Sevastian Gonzalez-Martinez


Alberto Ortega


Joey Meza

Chip Department

Maria Anaya

Fernando Bovadillo Jr.

Alexander Parra

Derrick Daniels

Maria Orozco Olmos


Christopher Monis


Wei Xiang Li

Paola Ramirez

Jose Ramirez


Alexandra Ayala

Esmeralda Cruz

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