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Pottawattamie Co. Public Health: Open restaurants and guidance

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 13:15:17-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA (KMTV) — Amid the ongoing coronavirus spread and limitations being placed on restaurants and bars in Iowa, the Pottawattamie County COVID-19 Response Task Force met on Thursday to discuss recommended practices for businesses still in operation.

The task force released a set of recommended actions for establishments during this time:

  • Closely monitor food workers for signs of illness and send ill workers home immediately. Ill food works should stay home for seven days after they start having symptoms AND three days after fever and other symptoms stop.
  • Closely monitor food employee hand washing and hygiene practices.
  • Increase cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection frequencies for all areas of the establishment, especially high-contact surfaces
  • Ensure disinfecting and sanitizing agents are effective for COVID-19.

The task force also provided the following resources:

Public and private sectors are encouraged to continue to coordinate with state recommendations and implement strategies to keep Iowans safe.

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