Restaurant Reopening Toolkit
Everything You Need to Know Before Resuming On-Premise Service
The Georgia Restaurant Association appreciates Governor Kemp’s support of our restaurant community. The safety, health and well-being of Georgia's restaurant owners, workers and guests has always been the absolute top priority of our organization. We ask that restaurants and diners follow the rules set by the Office of the Governor. During this transitional period we are all in, Georgia's restaurants request respect, patience and understanding with regards to the pace of reopening. Some may be ready and have welcomed diners back, while many will need additional time to confirm their individual supply chain, restart new operational standards, and ensure the safety of their staff and guests.
QUESTIONS? The GRA is here to help! Reach out to us at email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Reopening Guidelines - UPDATED MAY 28
Reopening Best Practices + Helpful Resources
Ecolab - Coronavirus Preparation and Response Portal: Resources, links, and suggested best practices for a thoughtful approach to coronavirus (COVID-19) preparation and response in foodservice operations. Readiness Kits, Hand Hygiene Procedures and Resources, Cleaning and Disinfecting, Reopening Checklist for Managers, Guidance for Resuming Operations and Standard Cleaning Procedures
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Employee Rights Poster (Required to Post)
Employee Training + Education
ServSafe Online Courses + Training
ServSafe has developed a number of free resources aimed at keeping our workers and the dining public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ServSafe Food Handler - Now through May 31, get the essential training every restaurant and foodservice worker needs to keep guests and themselves safe for FREE! This offer includes both the online training and assessment.
ServSafe Takeout and Delivery: COVID-19 Precautions - Two new, free on-demand training modules that address COVID-19 precautions for takeout and delivery. Available in English and Spanish.
Ecolab Training Videos
Coronavirus: Reducing the Risk of Infections: Use this video to help educate your employees on ways to help combat the spread of coronavirus.
Practice and Promote Proper Hand Washing: Hand washing can be one of the most important ways to prevent any kind of viral outbreak.
GRA Expert Guidance
Free COVID-19 Guidance: Legal | Financial | Insurance
We are grateful for the support of our Corporate Partners and Allied Members. As a member of the GRA, our experts are lending their support free of charge to help address legal, financial and insurance related issues arising from the pandemic. This offer is only available to all Georgia-based and Georgia-located restaurants, and the only requirement is that your legal, financial or insurance issue be COVID-19-related. Areas of assistance include:
CARES Act/SBA Funding (PPP and EIDL loan applications, forgiveness and other issues surrounding the programs);
CARES Act Tax Credits
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Unemployment (employer filing, furloughs, layoffs, etc.);
Restaurant and food safety;
To access this assistance, send an email stating your name, restaurant and a description of your issue to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will follow up in the order your email is received.
Upcoming Webinars + On-Demand Recordings
Sysco | Ecolab | GRA Webinar – April 28, 2020
How Restaurants Are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis, presented by Restaurant Business – April 14, 2020
Office of the Governor
Georgia Department of Labor