COVID-19 Resources

As food establishments begin to reopen, it’s important to stay informed about best practices for operating during COVID-19. The following free resources will help you create and implement a reopening plan for your business.

Reopening Resources for Food Businesses

Information about COVID-19

Information about operating during COVID-19

Posters, stickers, and signs

Information about food safety training and certification


Coronavirus 101

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Beware of misinformation about contagious disease. During a crisis, you should always look to the experts to answer your questions. This article contains information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

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9 Tips for Reopening Your Restaurant
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Preparing to reopen your dining area? Make a reopening plan based on best practices from the FDA and CDC to help keep your employees and customers safe!

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COVID-19 Cleaning Checklist for Food Establishments

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Follow this cleaning checklist before and after reopening to ensure your establishment stays clean and sanitized.

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My Employee Tested Positive for COVID-19, Now What?

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As a food manager or administrator for a food company, there are 5 steps you should take when one of your employees tests positive for the novel Coronavirus.

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10 Ways Food Establishments are Dealing with COVID-19

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Whatever the challenges and changes you’re facing, you’re not alone. We hope these 10 ideas from other food establishments can also help you operate safely.

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How to Handle Food Delivery and To-Go Orders Safely

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Being a safe food delivery driver boils down to three simple things: 1) avoiding cross-contamination, 2) practicing good hygiene, and 3) keeping food at safe temperatures. Learn more in the article.

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How to Support Restaurants During COVID-19

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COVID-19 continues to have a big financial impact on restaurants. In areas where dining areas are still closed, consumers can support their local restaurants in three ways.

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5 Ways to Stay Safe During COVID-19 Poster

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As you reopen your dining area, the CDC and FDA recommend putting up posters with reminders for how workers and customers can stay safe during COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Prevention Poster

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You can help prevent COVID-19 by following eight simple guidelines. Share this poster to help spread the word!

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Employees Must Wear Masks Poster

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The CDC and FDA have both advised food workers to wear masks during work. Masks help prevent respiratory droplets from the mask wearer from spreading, which is important if a food worker has COVID-19 without knowing it.

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Steps of Handwashing Poster

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The single most important personal hygiene habit is proper handwashing. Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly helps you stay healthier and helps everything you touch stay cleaner. Always wash your hands before touching food!

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Handwashing Stickers

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These stickers are intended to go on bathroom mirrors or paper towel dispensers.

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“Feeling Sick?” Poster

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If you're feeling sick, one of the best things you can do for yourself and others is to stay home from work. If you work with food, there are some symptoms you must report to your manager before going to work.

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Food Worker Illness Flowchart

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If you're a food manager, you should know the Food Code's guidelines for handling employee illness. Depending on the employee's symptoms, they should be 1) allowed to work normally, 2) allowed to work but kept away from food, or 3) sent home. This flowchart will help you know what to do.

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Food Delivery Safety Poster

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According to the FDA, there is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be transferred through food or food packaging. However, there are some basic safety tips you should follow when delivering food or receiving a food delivery.

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Hand Hygiene Training Course

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This animated training course will help food workers understand why handwashing is so important, when it's necessary, and how to do it properly.

  • Length: 10 minutes
  • Available languages: English, Español
  • Recommended but not required

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How to Educate Your Foodservice Staff Online

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You can help make sure your staff stays up-to-date on best food safety practices despite COVID-19 restrictions by moving all your training and testing online.

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How to Take the Food Manager Certification Exam while Social Distancing

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StateFoodSafety offers an online manager exam and online proctoring, which means managers can get their Food Protection Manager certifications 100% online without leaving their homes.

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Online Proctoring FAQs

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Because online proctoring isn’t as common as traditional in-person proctoring for the food manager exam, people often have questions about how it works. We’ve answered six of the most frequently asked questions here.

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Information Sheet About Online Proctoring

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Get more details about how online proctoring works and what equipment is required for managers to be able to take the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam at home.

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Myth Busters About Online Proctoring Poster

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Because online proctoring is a relatively new way to take the Food Protection Manager Certification Exam, people sometimes have misconceptions about it. This poster will dispel four common myths about online proctoring.

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