UPDATED MAY 2021
We’re doing fine here at The Good Lab. We hope that you are doing fine too and are successfully navigating the ever-changing environment we all find ourselves in these days.
As you may or may not know, Governor Polis issued an executive order related to Covid19 for the state of Colorado that has been in place in one form or another over the past year. We’re taking that order seriously and encourage you to as well. We’re still testing samples as much as ever, but are limiting in-person contact. To protect ourselves, our customers and our community we’re giving folks the safer option of mailing (hemp/CBD only) or dropping off samples without coming into the lab.
If you do come into the lab, please know that we are requiring masks. If you don’t have a mask, we have disposable masks on site. In light of continued community spread and new variants of the virus, we are limiting face-to-face contact to small groups. As always, we are available to meet with you by phone or online. Contact us to set up an appointment. For your convenience, we have a large mailslot and secure package box where samples can be left, even after hours.
You can drop samples through the mail slot or leave them in our drop box next to the door. Be sure to text or call to let us know you’ve mailed or dropped off. Again, be sure to include the Chain of Custody with every sample. You can print them off our web site, or we have some outside the door for your convenience.
Please complete the New Account Information Form on our website before submitting samples. If you need to talk to us about your sample or results, we’re happy to do that by phone so give us a call at (720) 245-8323.
Recognizing that we work with a vulnerable population (patients and caregivers), we started putting safety measures in place at the end of February 2020.
UPDATED May 2021:
- We started sanitizing the lab and the common areas of our building at the end of February 2020, which we continue to do regularly.
- In March and April 2020, we passed out spray bottles of 70% alcohol to all the other offices with offers of free refills.
- We limited access to the lab in March 2020. We now allow visits with small groups of customers and associates in the front reception area.
- We installed a larger mail slot for drop-offs and packages. We have a drop box next to our door for larger packages.
- Packaging and forms are available next to our door for your convenience.
- We require masks and expect to continue for the time being. Please, if you are visiting the lab, remember your mask. If you forget, we have disposable masks available.
- We were sanitizing all packages before they were brought into the lab, but find that protocol unnecessary now. We do, however, wipe down surfaces afterward.
- We have plenty of gloves, alcohol and hand sanitizer available to keep things clean.
- Fortunately, we live nearby. We were working from home most of the time during the shutdown, but are back to spending most of our time in the lab as we’ve gotten busier.
As the situation changes, we want to reassure you that we will continue to operate. People need access to cannabis and hemp, especially patients and caregivers, and we need to continue to provide a safe resource for them. The public’s health and safety are of the utmost importance to all of us.
Most every business in our building was closed at some point during the pandemic, but have reopened with varying success. Slice420, where many of you stopped for pizza when dropping off samples, has been open for pickup and delivery and has an outdoor eating area in the parking lot, so come by and support this cannabis-refugee-family-owned business.
This is a difficult time for everyone, but by working together and being flexible we will get through it together. For now, practice social distancing, wear a mask, stay safe and wash your hands.
Best wishes and good health,
Teri and Greg
General Tips for Everyone:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose if you cough or sneeze and wash your hands immediately after.
- Wear a mask covering your mouth and nose.
- Stay home if you or someone in your household is sick.
- Practice social distancing.
- Be wary of travel to highly infected areas.
- Get vaccinated.
Here are some important links with additional information from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Centers for Disease Control, Colorado Department of Agriculture and Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division websites: