Covid-19 Preparedness in Dining

NDSU Dining is diligently monitoring reports from the ND Department of Public Health and the CDC for updates or changes in recommended guidelines. We have been, and will continue to be, proactive in our approach to keep our facilities clean, sanitized and disinfected. #ProtectTheHerd

Quarantine and Isolation Meals 

In the case of becoming symptomatic, exposure to someone who tests positive, or having a positive test, the following guidelines and processes have been developed.

NDSU Dining's dietitians and culinary team are committed to providing students in quarantine or isolation with a balanced, healthy diet. Learn more about NDSU Dining's Quarantine and Isolation Meals. 

 Quarantine/Isolation Meals Quarantine/Isolation FAQs

Dining Centers

This year we have altered our Dining Center practices. Learn what you can expect from us, what we ask of you, and view step-by-steps directions and videos that detail our updated Dining Center Process.

Dining Center Process

Our updated safety measures are listed below:

  • Scheduled breaks for thorough cleaning and disinfecting before, between, and after meal periods.
    • Use of EPA approved chemicals that are effective against viruses.
    • Cleaning breaks do not overlap; guest always will have a dining center open for service.
  • Strict sanitation measures to keep customers from coming in contact with self-serve items. Self-service areas will be removed or closed.
  • All staff are required to wear a face covering and will serve food behind plexiglass.
  • NEW: All guests are required to wear face coverings when not eating or drinking, including in line at the entrance, while selecting food and drinks, bringing dishes to the dish return, and hanging out at your table after you're finished eating.
  • Increased hand-sanitation stations throughout serving areas, in addition to disinfecting wipes able for use.
  • Beverage areas monitored closely and frequently disinfected. Beverage stations will not allow guests to fill personal water bottles, and will require clean glasses for refills.
  • NEW: Monitor guest counts to meet University and NDDoH guidelines (50% max capacity). Current capacity will be visible to guests via digital signage and the NDSU Dining app. 
    • Limiting guest visitation to 30 minutes during peak times.
  • Removed finger scanners and implemented contact free proxy entrance through NDSU ID cards and GET app.
  • Implemented directional signage with specific one-way walkways that help maintain social distancing
  • NEW: All three dining centers will offer guests the ability to take food to-go. 
  • NEW: Tables will be marked with max capacity; with a reminder for guests to not move tables and chairs. 

Food Court and Coffee Shops

  • Green/red color-coded cards indicate if the table is clean, disinfected and ready for use. 
  • Following recommended guidelines of 6' social distancing in our approved seating areas.
  • Increased hand-sanitation stations throughout serving areas, in addition to making disinfecting wipes able for use.
  • Contact-free payment accepted including: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Campus Cash and Block Plans with an NDSU ID. 
  • All staff are required to wear a face covering and will serve food behind plexiglass. 
  • All guests are required to wear face coverings, unless you are actively eating/drinking. This includes standing in line, returning dishes and hanging out at your table after you’re finished eating. 

NDSU Dining Team Members

  • All Dining staff will be re-trained and reminded frequently on all sanitation/food safety practices and monitoring of health/well being.
  • All Dining staff will follow HR recommendations regarding their wellness and monitoring any symptoms that would require them to stay home from work.
  • All staff are required to take daily temperature checks before coming to work. 

Stay Connected

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