COVID-19 precautions for restaurant takeout and delivery

COVID-19 precautions for restaurant takeout and delivery

For over 30 years, the National Restaurant Association through its ServSafe brand has been at the forefront of preparing restaurant and foodservice workers to deliver safe dining experiences for their guests, while also keeping themselves safe. Every day, we train the restaurant and food service industry on topics like cooking temperatures, safe storage, and cross contamination, as well as hygiene, sanitation, and other risk mitigation activities.

As the industry faces ongoing challenges with COVID-19, the National Restaurant Association remains dedicated to helping everyone stay safe. Food safety training and education are more critical now than ever before. Because of the challenges presented by COVID-19, we have purposely developed this month FREE training resources aimed at keeping restaurant workers and the dining public safe: 

  • ServSafe Takeout: COVID-19 Precautions – 10 Minute video: highlights safety measures that restaurants and food service workers should be employing to migrate risk of contamination including COVID-19 that maybe associated with preparing food for takeout services.
  • ServSafe Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions – 10 Minute video: ServSafe Delivery highlights safety measures that will help reduce risk associated with delivery people who are in the public including special precautions for handling corona virus

Available in English and Spanish. These short courses cover:

  • An overview of coronavirus, symptoms of COVID-19, and details about its transmission
  • Review of five-step handwashing process
  • Respiratory hygiene practices to reduce the spread of the virus
  • Keeping guests safe through heightened cleaning and sanitizing
  • Guidelines for single-use gloves
  • Packaging considerations for takeout and/or curbside pickup
  • Guest contact precautions during takeout
To access these courses please visit:

Training Information
  • Duration: 2 videos - 20 Min
  • Attendees: any Attendees
  • Location: Free Online

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