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COVID-19: Message to Our Employees
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:32 PM

Message to Employees, 3/26/2020

Team Scott,

We are all together facing incredibly challenging times due to the COVID-19
(Coronavirus) pandemic. Life is turned upside down for all of us. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to you and your families to remain healthy as you navigate these
uncharted waters.

We have been in business for over 80 years – many of you have been on the team
for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years and beyond. We grew up together, watched our families
grow - we have shared many moments of joy and, occasionally, moments of sorrow.

Over the past week and a half, we have had to announce some drastic measures that
were necessary - we had no choice. These changes that affect you and your families
are heartbreaking.

Our number one goal is to get through this, survive, and rebuild
our company so that we can come back together and return to putting smiles on
the faces of our guests with the amazing service you all are so good at providing.
We are working closely with our banks, vendors, landlords, utilities, and franchise
partners to help us get through. We are 100% committed to doing everything
possible to getting you back to work as soon as we can. Monday, March 16th was
one of the worst days of all of our lives.

We are committed to you and our guests that we will rise from this fall stronger
than ever. We are glad to see that the Federal Government has stepped up with a
stimulus package that will benefit you. We will continue communicating with you,
our number one asset, the best we can and we are praying this ends soon.

Stay Safe,

Nick Scott Sr., Nick Scott Jr., Chris Scott


Message to Employees, 3/19/2020

The COVID-19 situation has introduced a myriad of uncertainties to everyday life. However one thing is for certain: it will pass, and life will go on. When it does pass we need to be ready. In the meantime, we are navigating through this incredibly challenging time. The health and well-being of our employees, guests, and the communities that we serve continue to be our top priority. As a result of this pandemic Peek’n Peak, Splash Lagoon, The Ambassador and Hooch and Blotto’s are closed, the hotels remain open with minimal occupancies and the Applebee’s, Quaker Steak’s Lube, as well as IHOP remain open for carryout and delivery.

We realize that this unforeseeable business circumstance has an impact on our team members and we understand the challenges this creates, but our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our employees and guests. Your dedication and commitment to the team have not gone unnoticed.

We encourage you to file for Unemployment Insurance benefits if you are impacted by this announcement.



Please note that both states have waived the 7 day waiting period to file for the benefit for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to closures or quarantines.



Why does it say I am terminated in Dayforce?
In an effort to track all of our employees that have been impacted by closures and layoffs due to the COVID-19 situation we have changed the status to “lay off” in DayForce. This appears on the employee side as a “termination”. Please note it is our intention to return our employees back to work as quickly as possible.

When I return to work will I still have my PTO available to me?
Yes, if you qualified for PTO prior to the lay off you will have those benefits available upon your return to work.

How are my health care benefits impacted?
Your participation in the employee benefits plans and/or discount programs as been canceled effective upon the date of your lay off. You will receive a letter about your eligibility for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) continuation of group health coverage in the mail within the next 14 days.


This was certainly not an easy decision as we deeply considered the impact it will have on our guests, employees and the people and businesses in our communities. We appreciate all your contributions to our success. We look forward to resuming normal operations at the earliest opportunity.

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