Select dining services across campus will be open to accommodate the university’s hungry thinkers – you can visit the dining services website for more details on specific hours of operation.
For on-campus dining and retail outlets that are open, the university may adjust food service in one or more of the following ways:
- Offer only to-go food service.
- Reduce the capacity of on-site dining areas and prioritize outdoor dining areas.
- Restrict self-service of food and/or beverages (buffets, salad bars, drink stations, condiment stations, etc.) to mitigate virus transmission through high-touch surfaces, condiments and food.
- Limit the number of customers in dining areas at any one time to ensure appropriate physical distancing can be achieved.
- Extend food service hours throughout the day to reduce line crowding at mealtimes.
- Eliminate reusable kitchen items and replace with single-use options. Replace shared appliances with single-use or no-touch options.
- Suspend or limit catering and concessions.
Enhanced cleaning protocols for dining services
Dining services staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (door handles, workstations, cash registers) along with shared objects (payment terminals, tables, countertops/bars, receipt trays, condiment holders) at opening, closing and between meals.
In addition, touchless payment options will be used as often as possible and patrons will be encouraged to use preorder and prepayment options whenever possible.
Finally, physical barriers, such as sneeze guards and partitions, will be used at cash registers and other food pick up areas.