As part of our commitment to the well-being of the students, faculty, and staff we maintain processes and protocols to help ensure the safety of campus dining operations at all times.
- Cleaning & Sanitation
- CLEANING: Our sanitation standards are industry-leading and designed to ensure that all equipment, service wares and physical spaces are maintained at the highest level of cleanliness. Our products (detergents, sanitizers and disinfectants) have the highest possible efficacy ratings and each associate receives extensive and ongoing training to guide them through specific cleaning requirements for every station and space.
- HIGH TOUCH CLEANING: As part of our efforts to maintain the safest possible environments, each location has identified the surfaces and items that warrant more frequent cleaning and sanitation, such as table tops, door handles, light switches, condiment stations, stair rails, etc.
- EQUIPMENT: All equipment utilized in cleaning and sanitation, including dishwashers and chemical dispensers are checked multiple times per day for correct temperatures, concentrations and functionality.
- Health Guidelines
- HAND HYGIENE: The most important safeguard against spreading germs has always been proper hand hygiene. We have provided our students and guests with hand wash stations, hand sanitizer, ‘no-touch’ service options and targeted signage and communication to promote hand hygiene. Our employees receive substantial and ongoing training on proper hand hygiene and the appropriate use of gloves, as well as a schedule of mandatory hand washing.
- FACIAL COVERINGS: You may notice that some employees are wearing facial coverings and some are not. Where permitted by location regulations and campus policy, employees who have certified that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are no longer required to wear facial coverings at work. Non-vaccinated employees (as well as those who choose to) will still wear face coverings while at work. Our facial covering policy remains aligned with current CDC guidance and additional adjustments will be made as conditions continue to improve.
- EMPLOYEE HEALTH: Before starting work, each employee confirms daily that they are not experiencing any symptoms of illness (coughing, fever, shortness of breath, etc.).
- Product Safety
- VENDORS & SUPPLIERS: All suppliers must pass stringent safety and sanitation requirements to gain and maintain approval to be a vendor to Aramark.
- FOOD SAFETY: Aramark standards for food receipt, storage, handling and preparation are detailed and specific. Each step of the process is monitored and documented so that quality, temperature control, and contamination risks are managed at all times.
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During this unprecedented time, Clemson Home Dining has taken a variety of measures to help ensure the safety of our guests and our staff. Masks are required to be worn in all Clemson University buildings, including dining locations, by all guests and staff. Dining staff receives a Q&A style health screening, and a temperature check before their shift begins. All food service staff are also required to wash their hands and change their gloves every 20 minutes. In addition, floor attendants are working to clean and sanitize areas after guests leave.
Social distancing will be a key element to a successful semester, and our dining venues have been adapted following CDC and South Carolina DHEC guidelines and recommendations. Seating has been removed to accommodate seats being 6ft apart, providing around 400 total seat at McAlister Dining Hall, around 240 total seats at Schilletter, and around 150 total seats at the Community Hub at Douthit Hills. Current occupancy for these three spaces can be found on the my.Clemson app. Most retail dining locations are available with limited seating capacity. All dining locations are cashless, and provide a contactless payment option with all transactions.
- Avoid entering a dining locations if they feel generally unwell
- Maintain a minimum of 6-foot distance
- Sneeze or cough into a cloth or tissue
- Do not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact
Meals for Students in Quarantine/Isolation
Wellness Meals: Beginning with the day after entering quarantine/isolation, students will receive one delivery each day consisting of prepared wellness meals for lunch and dinner. For food safety, Wellness Meals are delivered chilled for students to warm up whenever they desire. If a student has a food allergy or follows a specific diet, the students should notify housing upon check-in so these meals can be accommodated.
Wondering what's being served? Wellness Meal menus can be found here.
All Wellness Meal bags will be label with their delivery date and safety instructions. For food safety, all meals should be consumed or discarded within 48 hours of delivery.
Supplemental Meal Boxes: All students in quarantine/isolation will receive a 7-day Supplemental Meal Box upon their first day in quarantine/isolation, then upon request. Students will received a standard box, or a box that has accommodated a specific allergy or diet.
Supplemental Meal Boxes include breakfast, snack and beverage items such as: Grits, Oatmeal, Fruit Cups, Apple Sauce, Granola Packs, Snack Bars, Muffins, Pop-Tarts, Assorted Cereal, Horizon Milk, Tuna Salad, Chicken Salad, Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, Ramen, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Loaf of Bread, Water, Drink Mix
Coming Soon – Tiger Treats: Coming soon is our Tiger Treats program! Tiger Treats is designed for Clemson students in university Quarantine/Isolation housing to get some additional or specific food/snacks. Using the Grubhub app, pick from a variety of treats from our on-campus Village Market to be delivered to your door during your time in university quarantine/isolation housing!