COVID-19: Information and Resources for Foodservice Professionals in the US

Resource guide for foodservice professionals on how to manage, adapt and care for your business and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Information on What You Need to Know to Keep Your Workplace Safe and stay up to date on developments:

US Small Business Administration (SBA) Guidance for Loans and Resources:

The National Restaurant Association helps to ensure that its members and the industry have access to the latest information to strengthen operations and communicate with their employees to mitigate risk. To address the coronavirus (COVID-19), they have put together a robust online resource with industry-specific guidance for restaurant owners and operators.

    - Based on ServSafe®, the industry’s leading food safety training and certification program, a guideline for handling this latest virus is available at Food Safety Focus, ready to download and share.

 - The online resource will continue to be updated as more information is made available by the CDC and other health organizations.

  • Stay informed on the latest effects coronavirus is having on the industry with Datassential's complimentary study (Click here for report #1, report #2 issued 3/17 is here and report #3 issued 3/20 is here.) 

    James Beard Foundation's update on Industry Response and Resources for Chefs, Restauranteurs, and Diners will be updated on a frequent basis with webinars (Click here for the latest).

    Technomic COVID-19 Impact Research whitepaper on the impact that COVID-19 is having on the foodservice industry. 


    Food & Wine’s list of Local and nationwide resources that we hope can provide some relief for laid-off restaurant workers.


    Headspace:  This app has recently released a lot of content from behind the paywall globally that will help individuals with stress, anxiety, fear, change and panic.

    1. 1. Download and register for the Headspace mobile application. 

      2. Navigate to the "Weathering the storm" a new category in the Explore tab of the app. There, you can find a free collection of guided meditations and exercises specifically designed to help manage stress, anxiety, and uncertainty through mindfulness.

      3. Check the resources hub for best practices, guides, and employee-facing materials to help you introduce Headspace to your organization.


    Grocery Resources on guidelines for Retail Supermarket Foodservice:


    For additional training resources to support the well-being of staff at this time, please check out UFS Academy for more info on personal hygiene, safety in food delivery and mental health support for you and your team.