Restaurants / Food Services

 **All businesses should refer to the Oregon Health Authority for complete guidance **  

Phase 2: Restaurants/Food Services

Physical Distancing
  • Maintain 6 ft Distancing (placing signs and markers recommended)
  • Ensure tables are spaced at least six (6) feet apart so that at least six (6) feet between parties is maintained, including when customers approach or leave tables
  • Limit the gathering capacity to a maximum of 250 people or the number of people, including staff, based on a determination of capacity, whichever is less. 
  • Parties no larger than 10 people
Prevention Practices
  • Encourage take-out food
  • Frequent use and positioning of hand sanitizer and washing hands
  • Require all employees to wear cloth face or disposable coverings (provided by the employer)
  • Frequent cleaning of commonly touched surfaces
  • Installation of physical barriers between cashiers and public
  • End all on-site consumption of food and drinks by midnight
Monitoring for Symptoms Encourage employees to self-monitor for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) AND COVID-like signs and symptoms. No contact tracing is required unless a COVID + case occurs


Benton County Back to Business Guide

Oregon Health Authority Sector-specific Guidance


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