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Preventing the spread of COVID-19: Guidance for Food Establishments

Alaskans continue to minimize the spread of COVID-19 by acting responsibly and following local, state, national, and industry guidelines on ways to conduct business and activities safely. Please note, businesses must comply with local mandates or restrictions and should also follow new industry standards and business best practices.

In order to equip Alaskans with the tools they need, we are providing resources for best practices and detailed guidance.

Guidance documents represent Best Practices. They do not create or confer any rights for or on any person and do not operate to bind FSS or the public.  You may use an alternative approach as long the approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.

Reopen Alaska Responsibly Guidance
State of Alaska provided information on best practices and access to additional resources
Alaska CHARR COVID-19 Resource Page
Reopening guidance, mitigation plans for bars and restaurant, entry signs, employee screening logs, symptom notices and capacity calculations
Coronavirus and Pandemic Preparedness for the Food Industry, FMI Food Industry Association
Resources for grocery stores on markets on how to prepare and protect their businesses during the pandemic
Coronavirus: What Can You Do? National Restaurant Association
One-page poster with overview for restaurants on COVID-19, how to prevent coming in contact with the virus and monitoring of customers and employees
EPA's listing of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2
All products listed on this web page meet EPA's criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
FDA Coronavirus Disease 2019 FAQs
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)  for the general public or consumer audience
FDA and OSHA Checklist to Assist Food Industry During COVID-19
This checklist pulls from existing guidance provided by the FDA, CDC and OSHA and serves as a quick reference to help the food industry assess employee health, social distancing, and food safety within workplaces
FDA Food Safety and Coronavirus
Resources for industry and consumers on Coranavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and food safety
FDA Best Practices for Re-Opening Retail Food Establishments During COVID-19 Pandemic
FDA provides a re-opening checklist for previously closed retail food establishments or those that have been open with limited service related to the COVID-19
FDA Practices for Retail Food Stores, Restaurants, and Food Pick-Up/Delivery Services During COVID-19
FDA is sharing information about best practices to operate retail stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers
FDA Guidance on Production of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer to Health Boost Supply, Protect Public Health  
FDA guidance to communicate its policy for the temporary manufacture of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products
Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19, CDC
Interim guidance for critical infrastructure workers, including workers in the food and agriculture
Municipality of Anchorage Coronavirus Response
Information for food establishment operators within the MOA
Workplace, School and Home Guidance
Workplace safety

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