As summer nears and more workers are vaccinated, the expectation is that restaurants will see a spike in business. To assure a smooth transition, the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association is teaming up with the Community College System of NH (CCSNH) to certify that staff working in a variety of eateries from bakeries to bars are trained in COVID-related safety.
The NH Promise program, which launched in March, provides free online training developed by public health authorities to meet NH-specific safety requirements. The goal is to build consumer confidence in the industry and reassure a cautious public that they are safe dining out.
Training is delivered through a set of self-paced modules that can be completed by employees in a matter of hours. Those who complete the program receive a certificate from CCSNH. Establishments with at least 25% of front-line staff and all supervisors earning certification will be able to display a “NH Promise” decal.
In addition to this project, college officials say this model can be expanded to other industries. For more information, visit ccsnh.edu/nh-promise-for-hospitality-employees.
Pictured: Mike Somers, president and CEO of the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association. Courtesy photo.