Steps to Reopening: Part 1 – Personal Hygiene

To help facilitate the reopening process and assist in the training process, we’ll be offering a free PowerPoint presentation that has been made available with this *information. That is free to download and reuse.


In this series of articles, we’ll be going over the necessary steps to reopening your bar and restaurant. These steps will help ensure your organization is clean, sanitized, and following general social distancing recommendations.


Stay tuned because we’ll be addressing personal hygiene, handwashing, PPE, cleaning and sanitization, social distancing, and training measures you should use to stay safe and continue doing business.


One of the best ways to stop the spread of germs is to practice personal hygiene. Personal hygiene can be as simple as washing your hands frequently, washing your clothes in between shifts, or wearing protective clothing.


Some tips include:


  • Wash and dry your hands thoroughly:
    • Before starting your shift
    • Before handling food
    • After using the restroom
    • After handling raw food
    • After touching waste
    • After every break
    • After eating and drinking
    • After cleaning
    • After handling cash
    • After blowing your nose, sneezing, and coughing


  • Avoid coughing or sneezing over food or where it is being stored
  • Wear protective clothing like aprons, gloves, and hairnets
  • Tie back long hair
  • Keep your fingernails short and easy to clean
  • Avoid wearing jewelry especially on your hands
  • Be sure to bandage all open wounds
  • Wash your clothing regularly in between shifts
  • Are they wearing gloves or is the pen wiped down after signing the bill.



A quick reminder on Handwashing!


*(This material is not supported by any state or federal government and is not sanctioned by an authority on food handling safety.)



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