Dining Services continues to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clients, student, faculty and staff.  Sodexo will reinforce guidelines of food safety, personal hygiene and infection control which, like always, will minimize any risk of any virus spreading. This is critical to ensuring all employees are following proper procedures to minimize any risks to the Walsh Community.   

Staffing and Consumer Good Shortages

Due to the current challenges faced nationally involving shortages in staffing and consumer goods, we ask all of CAV Nation for your continued patience and flexibility in all of our dining areas. 

Dining Health and Safety Measures

Sodexo will put in place measures, adding additional measures as needed, according to the guidance provided by our state and local health departments: 

  • Hold trainings for current employees and new hires on personal hygiene, food handling, proper uniform including facial coverings, and cleaning/disinfecting areas.
  • Maintain safety and student/faculty/staff confidence in all dining areas so that everyone will feel safe. 
  • Establish a set sanitation time to completely wipe down the dining areas. 
  • Adjust meal times in all areas to accommodate deep cleaning in all usable areas without interruptions.  
  • Adjust catering depending on the University protocols and state orders regarding events and address on an event-by-event basis. Menus will be re-designed and service delivery adapted (i.e., plated vs. buffet) to support any event and adhere to guidelines. 
  • Convert some retail areas for pick-up-only to minimize capacity at the Dining Hall (if necessary). 
  • Enhance menus and “grab and go” areas to provide a pleasing customer experience and provide different options that are suitable for each area (if necessary).