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”.  
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” 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& ...
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 19th. ...
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

Governor Cuomo announced ending New York’s bar and restaurant curfew.  This comes one day after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated its ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
NYC restaurants join Il Bacco’s lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo claiming indoor dining ban violates constitutional rights.

Restaurants Sue NYC Over Indoor Dining Ban That Just Won’t End

Over 300 restaurants have joined a class-action lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, suing Gov. Andre Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and ...
NYC inspectors will resume modified restaurant and bar health department inspections

NYC Department of Health Resumes Inspections

NYC Health Inspectors are officially back to perform a “modified” version of restaurant and bar inspections. Inspectors will mainly check for ...
NYC's Checklist for Open Restaurants in Outdoor Dining Program includes Covid-19 compliance,violations, fines and other requirements

NYC’s Open Restaurants Program “What to Expect When You’re Inspected Checklist”

NYC’s Open Restaurant Program was designed to help establishments expand outdoor seating options and help generate revenue. With almost 9,000 ...
Gov. Cuomo announced NYC restaurants & bars offering outdoor dining must serve "substantial" food to serve alcohol

New Regulations for NYC Bars & Restaurants Serving Alcohol

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order announcing new food requirements accompanying the sale of alcohol, caused lots of confusion. Mainly, the ...
NYC Restaurants Phase 2 Outdoor Dining

NYC Phase 2 Outdoor Dining is Officially Here

It’s Official, NYC  will enter Phase 2 on Monday June 22nd, which means outdoor dining is officially here. Restaurants and food service ...

Phase 3 Indoor Dining Requirements Released

New York Released Phase 3 Indoor/Outdoor Dining and Re-opening Requirements for Restaurants and Food Service Employers and Employees Here are some ...
Interim Guidance for Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food ServicesDuring The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Interim Guidance for Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services During The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

The following guidance applies to all restaurants and food service establishments, including food trucks, and other food concessions. Purpose This ...
New NYC Legislation

New NYC Legislation Would Pause Restaurant Evictions for a Full Year

A set of new bills proposed by NY City Council on Wednesday addressed passing legislation that would help NYC residents and businesses facing ...
Food Safety and Hygiene Protocols For NYC Restaurant Operators Providing Takeout & Delivery During Mandatory Shutdown Caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Takeout and Delivery Guide For Restaurants In The Next Phase

On March 16th local governments ordered a shutdown of all in-room dining at restaurants and bars to stop the spread of COVID-19, the silver lining: ...
Covid-19 Information, Tips, and Resources to assist Restaurants and Food Service Operators Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus

Coronavirus Prevention Resources For Restaurants

To say the U.S. restaurant industry will be drastically affected by the outbreak of coronavirus is an understatement. In the wake of the local and ...