Health and Safety

Campus Dining continues to dedicate resources, time and energy to creating innovative processes and practices that ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience. The health, safety and wellbeing of all students, faculty, staff and associates will always be the main focus of every decision Campus Dining makes. Our actions are guided by the university, which is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health authorities. We will continue to update this page as new guidelines are released.

New Dining Experience

Recent academic years saw the implementation of new programs and protocols designed to help keep the campus community safe. During the current 2022-23 academic year, many of these procedures remain in place. The expanded to-go options served with recyclable packaging and increased cleaning, still apply. And mobile ordering through Grubhub just makes sense. Like all good students, we continue to learn, adapt and commit to what works.

Effective Monday, June 13, 2022, masks are not required indoors regardless of vaccination status. The only exception being health care settings like the Health Center, where masks are still required regardless of vaccination status. You can read more about the latest Cal Poly COVID-19 updates on the Coronavirus website.

Employee Protection

Employee health and safety is paramount. With this in mind, all staff are given access to a supply of gloves and face coverings to use while at work. Contactless checkout helps to lessen exposure and handwashing and safety signage is posted throughout to serve as constant reminders.

Food Safety

Food Safety

Campus Dining continues to expand and reinforce Food Safety Management System/HACCP standards and follows all FDA, local and state Department of Health regulations for preparation and service. This includes strict handwashing practices, decreased times between sanitizing surfaces and ensuring each manager is ServSafe certified.

Increased Cleaning

Increased Cleaning

Campus Dining has increased its already thorough sanitation protocols. High-touch surfaces are cleaned and sanitized more often and on a documented schedule. Cleaning Concierges, specially trained employees, are assigned sanitation duties, cleaning tables, chairs, digital ordering devices, tabletops and common touch areas.

Employee Protection

Employee Protection

Employee health and safety is paramount. With this in mind, all staff are given access to a supply of gloves and face coverings that are required while at work. Contactless checkout helps to lessen exposure and handwashing and safety signage is posted throughout to serve as constant reminders.

Cashless Payments

Cashless Payments

In another nod to safety and efficiency, all Campus Dining venues have switched to a cashless purchasing system. This will help to create a quicker, contactless transaction with an easily trackable paper trail and a limited risk of contamination. Cash-only customers can exchange cash for a card at Market Grand Ave or the University Store.

Contactless ordering

Contactless ordering

Skip the line and save some time with Grubhub. Grubhub uses credit cards and dining dollars for students on Dining Plans. Simply place your order on the Grubhub app, pay and continue with your day. You’ll receive a text message when your food is ready. And, this process is completely contactless. Bonus.

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Expanded grab and go

Expanded grab and go

For speed, convenience and nutrition, Campus Dining offers a wide selection of grab-and-go deliciousness. These include Jack and Olive items and Vista Grande favorites like sandwiches, salads, healthy snacks, heat-and-eat meals, desserts as well as Kosher options. See the refrigerators and near the registers at all dining venues.