The Academy for Hospitality Arts (AHA) has launched COVID-19 safety training courses to help hospitality workers prepare for re-openings. Foodservice professionals can now ensure hotels and restaurants reopen and remain open safely. Even while vaccine distribution is underway, COVID-19 remains an issue for dining establishments.
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The AHA has been working behind the scenes to:
- educate service industry workers on how to mitigate the spread of the virus
- train front-of-house management with the highest standards of safety, sanitation, and compliance
- make sure restaurants, hotels, and events can re-open and remain open safely
The AHA has overhauled its education to meet the most stringent health standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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There are two specific programs to ensure an individual is ready to get back to work:
1 – COVID-19 Readiness Program (CRC) for wait staff and servers
2 – COVID Hospitality Compliance Officer (CHCO), for management
Both programs prepare hospitality professionals for:
- the increase in new daily protocols from cleaning and disinfecting
- the increase in protection of customers
- conflict resolution protocols
- identifying symptoms, isolation precautions, and much more
“COVID-19 safety standards have raised the bar like never before,” says Michael DiPeri, President and Founder of AHA. “These programs will increase the confidence of both food service workers and the customers we serve.”
The CRC and CHCO safety training mission is to reinforce a culture of safety for staff and guests and help businesses avoid costly fines.
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