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”.
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 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 ...
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 Wed. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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” & 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. 10 ...
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 bar ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
“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 is ...
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 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 ...
- COVID-19 Face Masks: Frequently Asked Questions
- Vaccine Required to Enter 5 Years of Age and Older
- Affirmation of Compliance
- Key To NYC Conflict Resolution Tips
- Vaccine Required Poster for Businesses
- "Key to NYC" Written Protocol Plan Template
- "Key to NYC" Compliance Checklist for Businesses
- Guide to Implementing "Key to NYC" for Indoor Dining
- NYC Vaccine Mandate-Executive Order 225
- NYS CDC Guidance Summary
- NYC Restaurants Plan for Snow
- Re-Opening Indoor Dining Poster
- NYC Outdoor Heating Guidance
- NYC Indoor Food Services Guidelines for Employees and Employers
- NYC Indoor Food Services Interim Guidance Affirm at Bottom
- NYC Dept. of Health New Inspection Procedures
- NYC's Open Restaurants "What to Expect" Checklist
- NYC Open Restaurant Brochure
- NYC Restaurant Re-Opening Checklist
- NYC Prevent The Spread Poster
- NYC Reopen and Stay Safe
- NYC Outdoor Dining Socialize Responsibly Poster
- NYC Face Covering FAQ's
- NYC Phase 3 Indoor Dining Requirements
- Reopening NYC: Checklist for Restaurants Offering Takeout/Delivery/Outdoor Dining
- CDC Covid Symptoms
- NYC Take Out Don't Hang Out
- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
- Guidance For Cleaning & Disinfecting
- Maintain 6 Feet Poster
- NYC Cover Your Cough Poster
- CDC Please Wear a Mask Poster
- How to Wear and Remove Masks
- How To Hand Wash Poster
- Proper Use of PPE
- Reopening NY | Food Service Guidelines for Employers/Employees
- FFCRA Notice