COVID-19 Restaurant Guidelines – Omaha, Nebraska

COVID-19 Restaurant Guidelines in Omaha

Restaurants were some of the first facilities that closed down when the COVID-19 pandemic first began and many were restricted to only carry out and drive thru services. For those facilities that were lucky enough to stay open, carry out was a great way to keep employees working. That being said, restaurants are now opening up and there are some guidelines that have been put in place to keep everyone safe.

Nebraska Restaurant Reopening Guidelines

All employees must wear a face mask while they are working and while they are working with people. Patrons are required to wear masks while they are walking into the establishment and also need to wear masks while they are walking through the facility. Self-service buffets and salad bars are prohibited and all establishments must serve food directly to patrons to prevent cross contamination.

High touch areas do need to be disinfected often and tables and chairs also need to be disinfected after each use. Staff should not perform multiple roles, they should stick to one job. Employees do need to be pre-screened to make sure that they are not ill and that they are not bringing any sort of virus into the facility. Employees with sick family members at home should also quarantine and there should be a clear procedure in place to handle exposure should someone become exposed.

Social distancing should be practiced between both staff and patrons and hand sanitizer and soap should be made readily available to patrons and employees alike. Signage and tape should be placed to help make sure that everyone knows what regulations are in place and what needs to be done to keep everyone safe. Touchless payment should be used when possible and you should also put up barriers between patrons and employees at the register if possible.  Frequent cleaning and frequent disinfection is required and should be done often to make sure that patrons are safe and not at risk for being exposed.

Professional Cleaning Services Can Help

Professional cleaning services like those offered by Enviro-Master is a great resource that can help you to make sure your facility is clean and ready for patrons. We offer a virus vaporizer electrostatic disinfection service that can help you disinfect any and all surfaces as well as bathroom cleaning services to help make sure that all high traffic and all high touch areas are clean and sanitized. We can help you to make sure that cleaning is taken care of so employees can focus on staying safe.

When it comes to an establishment where a great number of people are passing through or where a large number of people are sitting for periods of time, it is always going to be best to take the time to properly disinfect the facility. Keeping your restaurant clean can help keep employees and patrons alike from getting sick and can help to prevent the spread of the virus and can help us get back to normal sooner and truly make a difference in the spread of this virus.


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