To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends maintaining a physical distance of six feet from other people. Here are some tips for social distancing in your operation when open for delivery or pick-up.
Please always use good judgment and adhere to CDC and local municipality guidelines.
Back of the House
- Start with a small staff.
- Limit the amount of people coming in contact with the food.
- Review hand-washing best practices and make sure everyone has the proper materials they need to keep a safe and clean workspace (masks, gloves, disinfectant, etc.).
- Stagger employees’ start times to reduce congestion in back of house and storage areas.
- When storing product, sanitize bus tubs/baskets between each use.
- Increase frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces using an EPA-registered product to protect against viral pathogens.
Pick-Up In Your Restaurant
- Remain at least 6 feet away from other people.
- Place tape on the floor of the restaurant in traffic areas and in the checkout line to show customers how far apart they should be.
- Limit the number of customers in the restaurant at a time.
- Have a staff person dedicated to monitoring crowd control, traffic flow, and social distancing.
- Distribute wipes or hand sanitizer at entrance for customers.
- Set pickup order times with customers, so they don’t have to leave the car and can get their food as it comes right out of the kitchen.
- Give your customers the option to have their food left on the doorstep to avoid personal contact.
- Include heating and reheating instructions if applicable.
- Allow your customers to order by phone, email or text, websites, mobile pay and apps to create a smooth experience and avoid in-person contact.
- Wear gloves while collecting payment.
- Keep a safe distance during the transaction.
- Keep sanitizer or wipes nearby if available.