Last updated on July 27th, 2020 at 06:27 pm

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to closely monitor the news as it comes in.
We are committed to solving Covid-19 compliance challenges. By providing our Clients with information and tools they need to tackle food safety, cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation, we assist them in developing and implementing the protocols necessary to ensure the safety of their guests and their team.  
As we go forward, we will continue to keep this page updated with information, rules, and guidelines to help restaurants and food service operators prepare for and navigate through our “new normal”.  
Governor Hochul reinstates sale of alcohol to-go subject to NYS Liquor Authority restrictions.

Everything you Need to Know About the Return of Alcoholic Beverages To-Go

Takeout and delivery of alcoholic beverages became a significant revenue stream for many struggling New York restaurants and bars during the pandemic. ...
NYC launches “Key to NYC” vaccine to help Stop the Spread of Covid

NYC Lifts “Key To NYC” Mandate..5 Things Businesses Need to Know

NYC Lifts "Key to NYC" Mandate Mayor Eric Adams lifted “Key to NYC” vaccine requirements for indoor dining, entertainment and recreation effective ...
Mayor Adams announced lifting “Key to NYC” vaccine mandate on March 7th, 2022

Lifting The “Key to NYC” Vaccine Mandate

On Sunday afternoon February 27th, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the following: New York State would lift mask mandates for public schools on ...
Key to NYC Vaccine mandate required patrons to provide proof of vaccine for indoor dining

NYC Mayor Adams Wants to Phase Out NYC Restaurant Vaccine Requirements

Mayor Eric Adams said he wants to phase out proof of vaccine requirements for restaurants, bars and other indoor spaces in the next few weeks. The ...
NYS lifts Indoor Mask Mandate for Indoor Public Places

Governor Hochul Lifts NYS Indoor Mask Mandate & Vaccination Requirements

Citing a 94% statewide drop in positive COVID cases from December and a 63% drop in hospitalizations from last month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced ...
What food service operators have to do if employee tests positive for Covid

FAQ’s: What Should Food Service Employers do If an Employee Tests Positive? 

As Covid-19/Omicron cases continue to spike in NYC, knowing what to do, who to inform, and what protocols to follow is critical in keeping everyone ...
NYC Expands Key to NYC to include children ages 5-11 & mandates vaccine for private sector

NYC Expands “Key to NYC” & Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine for Private Sector Employees

Intended to combat the spread of Covid and the Omicron variant as the holiday season approaches, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced major expansions to ...
restaurants and bars with on premise liquor licenses must file for an All Night Permit with the State Liquor Authority

NYS Requires All Night Permit for NYE ..The Deadline to Apply is November 16th, 2021

NYS is requiring owners of bars and restaurants with on-premises liquor licenses to file an application with the State Liquor Authority (SLA) if they ...
NYC will not extend FDNY Order allowing propane heaters to be used for restaurants and bars in Open Restaurants Program for outdoor dining.

Using Propane Heaters for Outdoor Dining? 5 Things You Should Know

Last fall, an Emergency Order allowed propane heaters to be used by restaurants and bars participating in the Open Restaurants Program to keep their ...
NYC launches “Key to NYC” vaccine to help Stop the Spread of Covid

How To Prevent Conflict When Enforcing Key to NYC Vaccine Mandate

Key to NYC now requires restaurants and other indoor food service establishments to ask guests 12 years and older to provide proof of vaccination. ...
The NY HERO Act mandates extensive new workplace protections in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19 Designation Triggers Full Implementation of NY Hero Act

Passed and signed into law on May 5th, 2021, the NY HERO Act, requires businesses to protect employees and guests from infectious diseases. Before ...
NYC launches “Key to NYC” vaccine to help Stop the Spread of Covid

NYC Launches “Key to NYC” Vaccine Mandate to Help Stop the Spread of Covid

What is “Key to NYC”? New York City’s new vaccination mandate called the “Key to NYC” ,requires specific establishments to require guests and ...
Now that 70% of adults have at least one vaccine shot Governor Cuomo announced lifting the following Covid restrictions 'effective immediately'

New York Lifts Most Covid Restrictions ‘Effective Immediately’

Now that 70% of adults have at least one vaccine shot, with about 9.8 million people fully vaccinated, Governor Cuomo announced lifting the state's ...
What Every NYC Businesses should know about New CDC Guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

Effective May 19th NY Adopts New CDC Guidance on Mask Use/Social Distancing

NY Adopts New CDC Guidance on Mask Use/Social DistancingWhat You Need To Know Current guidance requires 6 feet of social distance and masks for ...
Significant Easing of Covid Restrictions Based on Vaccination Rates and Decline of Covid-19 cases

10 Things You Should Know About Governor Cuomo’s Significant Easing of Covid Restrictions

Governor Cuomo announced significant easing of Covid Restrictions, based on vaccination progress and decline of Covid-19 Cases beginning May ...
NYC will lift dining curfew, allow bar seating and lift rule requiring food to be served with alcohol

The Road to Recovery is Getting Brighter as Governor Cuomo Lifts Curfew and Allows Bar Seating in NYC

NYC will lift dining curfew, allow bar seating and lift rule requiring food to be served with alcohol Governor Cuomo announced ending New York’s ...
New York City Dining Curfew extended Bar Seating Allowed

Dining Curfew for New York City Bars & Restaurants Extends to 12AM

Beginning April 19th, New York Bars and Restaurants can finally stay open until 12am. Although the curfew extension is good news for NYC, more has to ...
Gov. Cuomo announced re-opening of NYC small & medium scale performing arts venue

NYC Reopens Performing Arts & Entertainment Venues at Limited Capacity

Governor Cuomo announced NY’s small and medium scale performing arts and entertainment venues will be allowed to open at limited capacity, effective ...
NYC Expands Indoor Dining to 50 Percent Capacity

NYC Restaurants Allowed to Increase Indoor Dining to 50 Percent Capacity

Effective March 19th, New York City Restaurants will expand indoor dining to 50% capacity, the highest it’s been since the start of the Covid ...
Effective March 15th, 2021, Gov. Andrew Cuomo allows NYC catered events to take place with 50% of a venue’s maximum capacity

NYC Allows Reduced Capacity Indoor Catered Events

Effective March 15th, 2021 catered events can take place with 50% of a venue’s maximum capacity (as per the Certificate of Occupancy), up to 150 ...
NYC Open Restaurants Plan for Snow

NYC Restaurant Owners Are your Planning For Snow?

To Keep the Open Restaurants Program going through the winter, Owners must prepare and plan for snow. The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) has been ...
Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner safely with Updated CDC guidance for Indoor and Outdoor Covid compliance and food safety guidelines

Thanksgiving 2020

“It’s Not Going to Be the Same This Year” The amount of times we have heard or repeated that phrase in 2020 is probably too many to count, but that ...
NYC, Department of Buildings and DOT release heating options for restaurants participating in the Open Restaurants Program

NYC RELEASES OUTDOOR HEATING GUIDANCE

As previously announced, the Open Restaurants Program will continue year-round. In an effort to keep guests dining in the cold months ahead, NYC, ...
NYC Restaurants re-opening for indoor dining subject to rigorous inspection protocols, strict occupancy limits, and additional guidelines.

NYC Restaurants To Re-open For Indoor Dining Starting Sept. 30th

Restaurants will finally be allowed to reopen for “limited” indoor dining. According to NYC, if COVID-19 positivity rates hit 2%, the City will ...