On April 23rd, 2020, Governor Kemp issued an Executive Order to allow restaurants to reopen dining rooms, in accordance with specific guidelines, starting April 27th, 2020. This includes all facilities that meet the definition of “food service establishment” per O.C.G.A. §26-2-370(2). (Restaurants without in-house dining operating prior to April 27th should continue to follow previous guidelines with the exception that now all food service employees are required to wear face coverings, regardless of whether the dining room is open.)
The routine inspection timeline under Chapter 511-6-1-.10(2) is to be extended by 120 days for any permit holder of a food service establishment maintaining an “A” food safety grade which was scheduled to have a routine inspection at any time between March 14th, 2020 and September 10th, 2020.
Restaurants offering in-house dining must comply with the following requirements.