Throughout lockdown, birthdays, weddings, team meetings, and other events had to be put on hold. As states around the country relax stay at home orders and restrictions, Americans everywhere are excited to reconnect and celebrate with friends, family, and co-workers.
While many states now allow meetings and events, certain restrictions still apply. It’s important that event planners learn all they can about state rules and CDC guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe. This is especially true if you plan to serve food.
Keep Surfaces Clean & Sanitized
Although cleanliness is important whenever serving food, it’s even more crucial during a pandemic. Event planners could benefit from developing and enforcing procedures aimed at preventing the spread of disease.
Clean and disinfect all high touch areas before, during, and after the event. Make sure to use quality CDC-approved cleaners and disinfectants.
Consider Open Air Venues
As the situation changes, so do CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding event venues and occupancy. Although many states now allow limited occupancy in indoor venues, having your event outdoors offers the greatest flexibility and safety for your guests and staff. If possible, look for an outdoor event venue. If you do choose to have your event indoors, make sure you fully understand your state’s guidelines and restrictions regarding social gatherings. Speak with the venue in advance to learn if they have any additional rules or restrictions.
Keep Staff and Guests Informed
Even with the best precautions in place, you can’t make your event truly safe without communicating your plans with your staff and guests. Make sure everyone knows the procedures you’ve put in place before your event. Signs can let guests and staff know how to properly wear PPE and maintain at least six feet of distance between themselves and other guests. Signage can also direct staff and guests to handwashing stations.
Silver Spoon Caterers offers catering services for weddings, parties, corporate events, and more. Our team works hard to ensure the safety and satisfaction of every guest. Please contact us to learn how we can help make your next event a success!