Spatial Strategies for Restaurants in Response to COVID-19

The Spatial Strategies for Restaurants in Response to COVID-19 draws upon healthcare infection control guidelines to support the evolution of existing best practices for restaurants. These recommendations are based on experience designing for infection control, analysis of existing food safety standards, and case study applications of protocols in restaurants.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

OHSA has developed a COVID-19 planning guide to help identify risk levels in workplace settings and to determine any appropriate control measures to implement.

Count on Me NC: The NC Restaurant Promise

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), in partnership with NC DHHS, tourism bureau Visit NC and NC State University, is rolling out Count on Me NC, a program designed to reassure guests that participating restaurants—and, eventually, customer-facing, hospitality related businesses—are operating at the highest levels of sanitation and safety.

Tips to Prepare for Reopening

Though your business may be closed, now is the time to start preparing for your next chapter. We recommend you develop a well thought-out plan for when you can open again. While not all businesses are brick and mortar, many of these tips can be applied to your business. Focusing on the highlighted areas below will help make the transition easier for you, your employees, and your customers. People across the country are rooting for the small business community, making this an opportunity for you to solidify existing customer relationships and welcome new customers. Click here to view the infographic with tips to prepare for reopening.

Guide for Safely Reopening & Operating Your Business

A collaboration of economic and community development partners in Orange & Chatham Counties have worked together to create a local Guide for Safely Reopening and Operating Your Business (www.ReopeningHelp.com).

CDC Guidance on Reopening

The CDC has developed a tool to assist business owners and administrators in making decisions regarding reopening youth programs and camps, childcare programs, faith communities, mass transit, restaurants and bars, schools, and workplaces in general.

Coronavirus Customizable Flyer (US Chamber)

This is a flyer you can customize and post to inform your employees and customers about the steps you are taking to protect against the spread of COVID-19.These are common steps recommended by the CDC, states, and local jurisdictions, as of May 18, 2020. This is not a substitute for guidance from your state or local health departments, so please consult those resources as well.

OSHA Guidance on Returning to Work

OSHA’s Guidance on Returning to Work assists employers reopening non-essential businesses and their employees returning to work during the evolving coronavirus pandemic.