PLU Campus Restaurants precautionary measures due to novel coronavirus

As Pacific Lutheran University and our peer institutions continue to monitor and adapt to the situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re reaching out to let you know about several precautionary measures PLU Campus Restaurants have implemented to help safeguard the health of our students, staff, faculty, and other guests. This will mean some changes to service, as well as some compromises to our sustainability efforts, and we appreciate your patience.

Precautionary Changes in The Commons

  • To make social distancing easier, customers will place orders through the GET app and pick up in The Commons
  • You will receive your meal in to-go packaging with plastic service ware.
  • We are eliminating all self-service in The Commons, and are having staff members serve some items.
  • Where it’s impractical to have a staff member serving an item, some items may be temporarily removed or stations closed.
  • Guests with special dietary needs may always ask to speak with one of our Operations Managers to help with any food items they would like to see.
  • We’ve suspended the use of reusable mugs and ask that you only use to-go containers. Personal water bottles may be refilled at the drinking fountain in the AUC or the spigot by the condiment station.
  • Under Phase 2: Dining establishments must meet requirements to allow at least 6 feet of distance between customers, reduce seating capacity to 50% and allow no more than 5 guests at a single table.

Service in Retail Outlets

  • OMM guests may scan their own items at the register.
    — We’ve upped the limit to $100 or more to have a customer sign their receipt
  • We’ve suspended the use of reusable mugs.
  • Individually wrapped straws will be provided.
  • Lute Café and Kelley Café will be mobile ordering only through the GET app in Fall.
  • Old Main Market will have menu items on the GET app for quick pick-up.

At the same time, we’re emphasizing best hygiene practices:

  • Social distancing markers on the floor.
  • Directional signage.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers available.
  • Consistent signage for hand washing and coughing/sneezing hygiene.
  • Reinforcing vigorous cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces throughout the restaurants.
  • Reinforcing our strict operating procedures including our long-standing policy of not letting employees work while sick — all employees completing the daily Attestation self-assessment.