Bar areas are a bridge between front and back of house and can be a hotspot for coronavirus transmission. Great thought and care should be taken to prevent the spread of germs between employees and customers.
Try to limit the amount of staff behind the bar.
If you don't already, limit who can go behind the bar and the direction in which any foot traffic behind the bar flows.
If your bar requires multiple staff behind it at the same time, reorganize roles and supplies as necessary to reduce cross-reach.
Mark 6' between employees.
If 6' between employees isn't possible, install barriers.
Reduce customer seating by either spacing stools 6' apart or placing a sign or X on the seat to denote that it is not to be used.
Encourage frequent handwashing.
Proper handwashing – for a minimum 20 seconds as recommended by the CDC – is necessary for all restaurant employees, no exceptions. Bar staff should wash their hands:
Promote the use of masks and gloves
Even if your bar is a service bar only and not open to customers, bartenders and bar backs will still interact with servers and other employees. Because of this constant exposure, masks and gloves should be worn by bar employees.
Masks and gloves are essential if you're serving customers at the bar.
Frequently disinfect high-touch surfaces
Be sure your disinfectant is food safe and on the EPA's list of approved disinfectants that kill COVID-19.
Protect all clean items by:
It's also important to stay updated on recommendations and guidelines from the CDC, OSHA, and your state agencies.Room Checklist
❏ Handwashing reminder signs
Powder-Free Disposable Gloves 100/PK
Powder-Free Gloves Disposable Made from synthetic vinyl Not intended for medical use Size: Large 100 / PK
Ear Saver for Facemask Straps
Relieve Ear Pain Caused by Long-Term Mask Wear Designed to relieve pain caused by long periods of mask wear Helps ensure the mask stays properly in place Attach the mask...
Broad-Spectrum, Alcohol-Free Disinfectant Works in 10 minutes Formulated for broad-spectrum activity on inanimate surfaces Ready-to-use – simply spray, wipe, repeat once, and let dry Noncorrosive, nonstaining, nontoxic, and nonirritating Environmentally...
75% Isopropyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer
75% Isopropyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer OTC FDA regulated Includes one pump for each order of four 1gal containers 4 / PK
Universal Hand Sanitizer and Soap Dispenser
Touch-Free Dispenser Holds Your Choice of Soap or Hand Sanitizer Touch-free design helps minimize the spread of germs Holds up to 1qt of hand sanitizer or soap Drip tray is...
Hinged Tabletop Partition
The Barrier for Virtually Any Table or Counter Modular design helps safely separate seated personnel Flexible hinge makes the partition easy to set up on any table, regardless of shape...
Quick Change Messaging Frames
Quick-Change Wall Frames for Hygiene Posters Innovative flip-open design makes it easy to exchange signs without removing the frame from the wall Ideal for posting hygiene reminders and instructions through...
Partition with Suction Cup Base and Cutaway Corner
Suction-Cup Sneeze Guards Stay Firmly in Place Helps create a barrier between coworkers and employees and visitors Ideal for creating a barrier between desks, on countertops, or in front of...
Self-Closing Waste Container, 4gal, Stainless Steel
Hands-Free Trashcan Reduces the Spread of Germs and Infection Eliminates the need to open and close the lid with your hands Helps reduce the potential for cross-contamination Stainless steel is...
Havaclean Surface Disinfectant with Bleach, 5 gallon refill
All-in-One Cleaner, Disinfectant, and Stain Remover Excellent for cleaning tough dirt, grease, and soap scum Safe for use on nearly all nonporous surfaces Clean, fresh scent 1 / EA
All-Purpose Acrylic Bulk Organizer, 2 Compartments
Double Your Options for PPE-Supplies Access Does your company go through a lot of disposable PPE supplies in a single day? Does your team need access to two sizes of gloves...
Single-Sided Tabletop Frame
Sleek Frame Ideal for Counters and Table Angled design makes the sign easy to read Ideal for health and hygiene reminders and instructions Black border helps draw attention to messaging...
Frost Framed Landscape Document Holder
Sleek Landscape Document Holder Ideal for health and safety reminders Display 8.5" x 11" documents in horizontal position Designed for quick, convenient document interchange Frosted wave frames add a sleek...