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Thu, Jun 11



Open for Business - Safety Guidance for Restaurant and Bars

As Allegheny County moves from yellow to green phase, food establishments must comply with state and local health and safety standards. This webinar will help businesses understand what is required and execute safe reopening procedures, including proper cleaning and physical distance requirements.

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Open for Business - Safety Guidance for Restaurant and Bars
Open for Business - Safety Guidance for Restaurant and Bars

Time & Location

Jun 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


About the Event

What you will learn:   Attendees will discover

  • How to plan for and execute safe reopening procedures, including properly cleaning and maintenance, physical distance requirements, and food handling policy updates
  • How to effectively communicate and enforce in-store policies and procedures with staff and customers
  • Marketing techniques to demonstrate and communicate their safe reopenting procedures

During the workshop, business owners will:

  • Learn about the requirements for food businesses
  • Individually assess what gaps and deficits exist in their own food business
  • Work in small groups/pairs to brainstorm ideas for how to achieve food safety requirements and make short term and long term goals
  • Identify partners and resources needed to achieve individual goals and develop action plan for tapping into those resources

What you need to bring:

  • List of current health and safety procedures that are being observed
  • Knowledge of resources that are presently available to you 
  • Any examples of food businesses that are ‘aspirational’ to model

Who should attend:

  • Business owners 
  • Municipal officials, community based organizations, etc.

Session Agenda:

  • (5 mins) Introductions - names and communities
  • (20 mins) Presentation           
    • Covid changes - contingency planning for red, yellow, and green
    • Food safety requirement upgrades                   
      • Indoor considerations 
    • Promising practice examples
    • (20 mins) Small group work with facilitator
  • (5 mins) Conclusion and next steps


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