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Indoor Dining Health & Safety

We understand that students, faculty, and staff who are on campus need places to eat and drink. In this guide, you will find information on:  

  • Where you can eat or drink on campuses.  
  • General guidelines for eating and drinking on campus, including restaurants, campus eateries, workspaces and instructional spaces.  

This guide will evolve as government and/or public health guidance changes.  

Better Community

As a community, we value our commitment to work together to solve problems and we urge you to respect everyone’s choice to continue masking based on comfort levels and health needs. The University continues to encourage community members to wear a mask in indoor spaces, especially where physical distancing is not possible. 

En tant que communauté, nous poursuivons notre engagement à travailler ensemble pour résoudre les problèmes et nous vous demandons instamment de respecter le choix de chaque personne de continuer à porter le masque en fonction de son niveau de confort et de ses besoins de santé. L’Université continue d’encourager les membres de la communauté à porter un masque dans les espaces intérieurs, en particulier lorsqu’il n’est pas possible de garder une certaine distance.

A list of campus restaurants and their hours of operation is available on the Food Services website

Based on public health guidance and campus safety measures, it is recommended that York community members eat in designated areas, including cafeterias or lunchrooms while ensuring that the following safety precautions are considered and/or followed:  

  • Please do not move dining tables and chairs.
  • Limit your time in designated dining spaces to allow other community members access to the space.  
  • Follow signage or markings that control traffic flow; avoid congregating if possible.   
  • Consider using available outdoor spaces or open areas for eating or drinking.   
  • Regularly clean or disinfect high touch or shared surfaces.   
  • Wash or disinfect hands before/after eating or drinking.   

Eating and drinking is not permitted at this time in instructional spaces, unless for an urgent health reason.  If you need a sip of a beverage or a bite of food for health reasons in these spaces, please do so quickly and only removing your mask briefly to do so.  

Food and drink may be consumed in meeting rooms.  Please be considerate of those who may not wish to participate in eating in a communal setting. 

Information about food at events is available on the TUUS website.