We recognize that many food service operators are trying to decide whether they should continue operating during this time and, if so, how they should move forward. Some have made modifications, such as closing their dining rooms and offering take-out and drive-through service only. Some buffets that are normally self-service are being manned by facility staff. If you choose to continue to operate, please view the guidance that is posted on the Cobb & Douglas Public Health website page entitled Food Safety: Stop The Spread Of Viruses (Including Coronavirus).
The Georgia Department of Public Health has also provided COVID-19 Guidance – Restaurants & Food Service. Each resource contains valuable information that includes links to handouts and other resources available for your use.
Additionally, the National Restaurant Association and the Georgia Restaurant Association are offering dedicated COVID-19 webpages that offer resources geared toward the food service industry, including links for food donation and mental health organizations.
Please continue to stay informed of local county and municipal direction along with checking the CDPH website and Food Safety blog for updates. To follow our Food Safety blog and receive notifications of new posts, just enter your email address while on the site and accept the return email.
Thank you for your continued efforts to promote food safety—and best wishes to each of you.