Thu, Jun 11



Open for Business - Safety Guidance for Restaurant and Bars

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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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