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How COVID-19 Affects Dining

What LU Dining/Sodexo is doing to help stop the spread of COVID-19

Note: All dining rooms will be closed from January 14 through January 25. Takeout only will be available during this time.

Face coverings are required in dining facilities when entering, walking, joining a line, and leaving a table.  Individuals may remove their face coverings once they are seated, eating, and/or drinking.

Enhanced cleaning procedures

  • Contact surfaces such as counters, kiosk screens, and drink machines will be cleaned continually throughout the day with an anti-virus solution
  • Additional cross-contact training for all employees to prevent the spread of germs

Physical Distancing

  • Floor signage installed at all dining locations to help spread patrons 6 feet apart
  • Campus security stationed at locations to help enforce physical distancing
  • Continual review of CDC, government, and health department procedures to provide updates in guidelines
  • Dining areas are de-densified
  • Tables at dining locations have been removed or spaced apart for physical distancing

New Operational Standards

  • Silverware will be distributed to patrons at designated locations in the dining hall
  • All self-serve stations around campus will now be operated by an attendant
  • Pre-plated meals and pre-boxed options will be utilized more for food safety and to move lines faster
  • A new take-out line will be utilized at the Food Court at Reber-Thomas
  • Additional grab & go options are offered to help lines move faster

Hand Sanitization

  • Additional hand sanitization stations placed at all on-campus restaurants
  • NanoSeptic self-cleaning surface strips installed on all doors and handles within dining locations
  • Signage in restrooms encouraging handwashing

Employee Protocols

  • Face coverings and gloves will be worn by all employees at all times, while inside the building.
  • Daily employee temperature checks
  • Plexiglass shields installed at all counters and pickup locations
  • Enhanced handwashing procedures required for all employees


  • Partnership with Grubhub for mobile ordering pickup at on-campus restaurants, including concessions
  • Contact-free transactions available by simply tapping any Flames Pass on new register scanners
  • Daily menus and nutrition can be found on the Liberty Dining Services/Sodexo website
  • Ongoing updates on the website and social media pages

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