Businesses participating in the City of Alpine’s Restaurant Safety Program are playing an important role in ensuring that Alpine residents and travelers remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
These checklists are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and industry safety and security experts. Restaurant operators that successfully complete the checklist and operate under these recommendations are doing their part to enhance public safety and helping to promote and protect the Alpine lodging and travel industry.
Restaurants displaying this badge have committed to these best practices.
PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- We will comply with state and local orders by requiring face coverings to be worn by employees and by customers when they aren’t seated at their table
- Best Practice: require guests to put their face covering back on anytime their server returns to the table
- Hand Sanitizer available at each entrance for customers and employees
- Best Practice: automatic touchless hand sanitizer pumps available at various locations
- Parties will maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other parties at all times, except when seated at tables or booths with partitions
- Best Practice: outdoor seating areas will be utilized whenever possible
- No tables will have more than 10 people
- We will not leave condiments, silverware, flatware, glassware, or other traditional tabletop items on an unoccupied table
CLEANING AND SANITATION
- Common areas and high touch surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned and disinfected frequently, at a minimum of every 30 minutes
- Best Practice: have employees open doors for guests so they don’t have to touch handles
- Best Practice: food safe vermicide applied regularly by licensed professional
- Condiments are only provided upon request, and in single use (non-reusable) portions
- Best Practice: use all disposable plates, silverware, napkins, cups
- Disposable menus that are new for each patron or laminated menus that are thoroughly disinfected after each use. Or a menu board that is out of reach of customers
- All team members certified in safe food handling and a certified manager on every shift
- All employees will be trained on appropriate cleaning and disinfection, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette
EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY
- Employees will wash and sanitize their hands upon entering the restaurant, and between interactions with customers. Hand sanitizer is only used when soap and water are not available
- Employees who are not feeling well are not allowed to work and do not return to work until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours or when release by their medical provider
- Best Practice: employee temperatures are taken at the start of each shift, anyone with a temperature above 99.6 will not be allowed to work
- If an employee tests positive for COVID they and anyone they have had direct contact with will go into quarantine as recommended by their medical provider. This may lead to staffing shortages that do not allow establishments to remain open
- Recommended maintenance for HVAC systems will be strictly followed, including frequent filter replacements and cleaning of coils & ducts
- Best Practice: Maintenance schedules are posted with dates and signatures for completed tasks
- Best Practice: Filters are upgraded to the highest MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) level available for the specific HVAC system
- Ventilation with fresh outside air will be introduced wherever possible
Restaurants are self-reporting that they have met the above guide- lines and they need customers to do their part too.
- Follow the face covering, social distancing, and sanitary guide- lines that have been put in place to protect all of our guests and employees
- Self-screening before entering the restaurant for any signs of COVID-19 including a fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea
- If you have had known close contact with someone who has COVID19 stay home
- Use our contactless delivery options if you cannot enter the restaurant or are otherwise concerned about dining in our restaurant
NOTE: The Alpine Safety Pledge programs are a commitment by the participating businesses to adhere to a set of policies. Each business is responsible for its own management and oversight of these policies. Regardless of policy, it is impossible to guarantee any specific health outcomes for individual customers.