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Board of Health Issues Guidance to Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments Regarding COVID-19

3/12/2020




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Joint Information Center: JIC@cuyahogacounty.us; 216-443-5245


CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH — The Cuyahoga County Board of Health issued the following message for food service operations and retail food establishments:

The Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code already addresses practices that prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as Norovirus, seasonal influenza and Coronavirus. For example, operations and establishments should:

  • Exclude ill employees from working
  • Wash hands often with warm soapy water for 20 seconds and dry them with a disposable towel or approved hand dryer
  • Sanitize all commonly touched surfaces and all food contact surfaces frequently (including door handles, tables, counters, dishes/wares/etc.)
  • Follow all other food code requirements

Decisions and announcements made by the Board of Health are made from guidance by the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC.

For more information from the Board of Health, visit https://www.ccbh.net/.

For information from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

For information from the Ohio Department of Health, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/ or call 1-833-4-ASKODH.