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Getting Restaurant Workers COVID Safe for Summer

Published Friday Jun 11, 2021

Author Matthew J. Mowry

Getting Restaurant Workers COVID Safe for Summer

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

Pictured: Mike Somers, president and CEO of the NH Lodging & Restaurant Association. Courtesy photo.

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