In 2019, no one could have predicted the scene that would await students returning to K-12 and college and university cafeterias across the country. Dining halls are airier—not because of a new, cutting-edge design, but rather mandates to ensure safety. Face masks are required to mitigate the spread of germs, and menus have evolved to adapt to feeding during a global pandemic, an idea nearly impossible to imagine a year ago. Keep an eye on FSD's continued coverage of how operators across the country are dealing with back-to-school in the era of COVID-19.