coronavirus

FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. See below for the latest updates, and to connect with other operators during this time, join the private Facebook group Coronavirus in the Food & Beverage Industry.

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Senate passes funding bill that includes nearly $8B in nutrition assistance

The legislation, which was signed into law Thursday morning, would allow the USDA to further extend all Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option meal waivers.

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NYC Public Schools becomes first large district to open all schools for in-person learning

After twice delaying the start of in-person instruction, the district is now welcoming back students at all grade levels.

IU’s foodservice staff found new ways to craft connections while campus was closed.

The fall football season is a go after major college conferences reversed earlier decisions to postpone or cancel play.

The state is one of several that have lifted restrictions on foodservice operations this week.

The legislation will add almost $8 billion in funding for school nutrition programs.

Schools and after-school care centers with state agency approval will now be able to serve at-risk meals and snacks regardless of location.

The pandemic has emptied office buildings across the U.S, but when the workforce returns, their coffee preferences may be a bit different.

Restaurants with the highest closure rates include those specializing in breakfast and brunch, burgers and sandwiches, desserts and Mexican food, the review platform found.

Jumps in coronavirus cases have led a number of schools to change their policies in dining and elsewhere.

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