Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 150 allowing restaurants and bars to open as of June 15 for outdoor dining. take-out and delivery ONLY! Below are the protocols provide by the New Jersey Department of Health for all restaurants & bars.
Food or beverage establishments offering service at outdoor areas pursuant to Executive Order No. 150 (2020) must impose the following requirements on employees:
1. Require employees to wash and/or sanitize their hands when entering the food or beverage establishment.
2. Conduct daily health checks (e.g. temperature screening and/or symptom checking) of employees safely and respectfully.
3. Require employees with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath) be sent home.
4. Require all employees to wear face coverings, except where doing so would inhibit the individual's health and require employees to wear gloves when in contact with customers and when handing prepared foods or serving food, utensils, and other items to customers.
5. Provide all employees with face coverings and gloves.
6. Provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday.
7. Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to staff.
Food or beverage establishments offering service at outside areas pursuant to Executive Order No. 150 (2020) must institute the following policies with respect to customers:
1. Inform customers that safety measures such as social distancing, wearing face coverings when they are away from their table and unable to social distance or when they are inside the indoor portion of the premises of the food or beverage establishment (unless the customer has a medical reason for not doing so or is a child under two years of age). Hygiene practices must be adhered to while in the food or beverage establishment.
2. Encourage reservations for greater control of customer traffic/volume.
3. Require customers to provide a phone number if making a reservation to facilitate contact tracing.
4. Recommend customers wait in their cars or away from the food or beverage establishment while waiting for a table if outdoor wait area cannot accommodate social distancing.
5. Alert customers via calls/texts to limit touching and use of shared objects such as pagers/buzzers.
6. Encourage the use of digital menus.
7. Decline entry to the indoor portion of the establishment to a customer who is not wearing a face covering, unless the customer has a medical reason for not doing so or is a child under two years of age.
8. Provide a hand sanitizer station for customers.