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National Restaurant Association publishes updated Restaurant Reopening Guidance

The guide incorporates the latest information and best practices from the CDC and FDA as restaurants begin to reopen.
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As state and local governments begin to reopen their economies in response to COVID-19, the Association has assembled a group of experts led by Larry Lynch, the Association Senior Vice President of Certification & Operations, and including representatives from the Food & Drug Administration, academia, and the public health sector to draft guidance for restaurants that complement state government opening plans.

This updated Restaurant Reopening Guidance builds on the original document and incorporates the latest information and best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FDA. Our goal with this updated version is to help restaurants open safely and includes recommendations concerning cleaning and sanitation, personal hygiene, social distancing and health monitoring to reassure the public that social gathering for a meal is again a safe activity. As always, the Association intends this document to complement the official guidelines put in place by your state and local authorities. See the updated guide here.

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