COVID-19 Food Service Information

Updated December 10, 2021

Current reopening status: Food service facilities open for take-out, delivery, outdoor dining, and indoor dining. 

**Effective December 13, 2021 mask use will again be required for all indoor public spaces. For more information see Governor Hochul's announcement here**

Cleaning and disinfecting guidance here!

Click for info on employees returning to work after symptoms or exposures!

THE SAFETY OF YOUR STAFF IS CRITICAL! The CDC has issued guidance for businesses when patrons refuse to wear face coverings. Click here to view the CDC's COVID-19 workplace violence prevention guidance.

All businesses must create a COVID-19 safety plan describing how they will keep staff and customers protected against the spread of COVID-19. Click here for a template from NY Forward

See our Fall/Winter 2020 Food for Thought Newsletter for COVID-19 news!

Food Service Guidance Here! This document includes the minimum requirements; operators can institute more restrictive policies if appropriate for their facility. Use this document to guide you in creating your safety plan. 

For many helpful resources and guides, visit the Livingston County Economic Development reopening page.

The Centers for Disease Control have created standard signs for businesses which meet the requirements of the guidance document. These are available for download below. You are also encouraged to create signs to describe your policies and procedures for your customers (for example "Please stand behind the line" or "Please wait in your car until your reservation is called").

Please contact the Livingston County Department of Health if you have questions regarding reopening requirements that are not addressed in these guides.

CDC Signs for Businesses