Here are a few graphics to help your restaurant reopen safely. While these are not official guidelines, they are suggestions.

CDC Restaurant Guidelines

Above is a suggested guideline of steps restaurants should be takin to safely reopen.

10 Steps to Reopen Safely

Restrictions and guidelines vary based on state, county, or city, but these are general guidelines to keep your restaurant workers and customers safe.

If you are a restaurant owner or manager, here are 10 steps necessary to reopen safely. While they are certainly not the only steps necessary to keep your restaurant employees and customers safe, these are still important suggestions for safety.

Adjust Restaurant Layouts

Whether your restaurant has indoor or outdoor=seating available, modified layouts and procedures are necessary to ensure the health and safety of your restaurant employees and customers.

While the general recommendation is to maintain at least 6 feet of space between tables, (to appropriately accommodate the consistent 6 foot separation between people) tables should in fact be spaced roughly 8-10 feet apart in your restaurant.

As diners arrive and leave the table they will be in closer contact with adjacent tables. In addition, your servers need an additional amount of space to navigate the new layout. 8-10 feet between tables is more appropriate for a modified restaurant layout.