We are committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, as you prepare to return to campus in the fall. We have implemented additional safety processes and protocols to help ensure the safety of campus operations.
- Cleaning & Sanitation
- CLEANING: Each location maintains a variety of tools and processes designed to ensure the highest levels of cleanliness are maintained at all times. Each associate has a Day-At-A-Glance Tool to guide them of specific cleaning requirements for every station and space.
- HIGH TOUCH CLEANING: Extra and frequent cleaning of all surfaces and items that are at higher risk of contamination (door handles, light switches, condiment stations, etc.).
- Hand Hygiene
- GUESTS: Increased availability of hand wash stations, hand sanitizer, ‘no-touch’ service options and targeted signage and communication to promote hand hygiene.
- EMPLOYEES: Substantial and ongoing hand hygiene training, an increased schedule of mandatory hand washing (every 20 minutes) and appropriate use of PPE (gloves).
- Chemicals, Equipment & PPE
- CHEMICALS: Specified chemicals are designed specifically for food service environments. Diversey Quat- Sanitizer has the highest possible rating for efficacy. Every location also maintains an inventory of Oxivir TB Wipes, a CDC approved disinfectant for the pathogen treatment of spaces that have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus.
- EQUIPMENT: All equipment utilized in cleaning and sanitation, including dishwashers, glass cleaners, chemical dispensers, etc. are checked multiple times per day for correct temperatures, concentrations and functionality.
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE): University Dining ensures that all locations are properly equipped with the necessary PPE to ensure guest and employee safety - including gloves, masks, eye protection, thermometers, aprons/gowns, etc.
- Product Safety
- VENDORS & SUPPLIERS: All vendors and suppliers must pass stringent safety and sanitation requirements to gain and maintain approval. Additional controls will be placed on vendor deliveries to ensure the safe transfer of all products.
- FOOD SAFETY: Standards for food receipt, storage, handling and preparation are very detailed and specific. Each step of the process is monitored and documented so that quality, temperature control, and contamination risks are managed at all times.
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The University of Scranton Dining Services’ team is committed to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and employees as we return to campus for the fall semester. The Dining Services re-opening plan implements additional safety processes and protocols that follow federal, state, local, Aramark, and University guidelines to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
A. Meal Plans: All University meal plans will be available during the fall semester. More information about these plans can be found on the Dining Services Website.
B. Additional Dining Options: Dining Services recognizes that the transition caused by implementing additional safety processes and protocols in campus dining may pose additional challenges for the campus community. The Dining Services team is committed to continuing to provide the best on-campus experience possible and is proud to announce the following additional options for students this fall:
• Additional lunch hours (11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) in the Fresh Food Company
• Additional dinner hours (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) in the Fresh Food Company
• Mobile Ordering for the DeNaples Food Court on the first floor
• Dining Services Food Trailer on DeNaples Patio with options for a meal swipe
• Meal swipe access at Bleecker Street in the Loyola Science Center
• Express Pick Up locations for a meal swipe at different campus locations
• Reduced Density seating in all food service locations
• Expanded outdoor seating options in front of The DeNaples Center
Students should follow posted signage for each campus dining area. In all cases, take-out containers will be available.
We will be closing Einstein's Brothers Bagels and Bleecker Street from Monday, September 14, 2020- Sunday, September 27, 2020 in accordance with University operations. We apologize for any inconvenience. All information subject to change.
Please note that all locations within the DeNaples Center, including the Fresh Food Company, Fresh Food Company To-Go, The P.O.D., Starbucks, the DeNaples Food Court, the Wolves' Den Food trailer and Mulberry POD & Food Court will operate as normal. For hours, please visit the location pages..
All students are remind to physically distance, wear facial coverings except when seated and eating or drinking, and please do not move dining furniture.