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COVID-19
Resource Center

RizePoint COVID-19
Response Solution

RizePoint is dedicated to helping clients and their customers navigate the current COVID-19 outbreak. Our top-priority is ensuring all RizePoint resources are fully-available to all those who are monitoring and addressing this outbreak. Our industry-leading software tools, as well as online resources, are at-the-ready to help you through the many tasks required to ensure the health and safety of your team members, customers and suppliers.

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from Government Agencies

World Health Organization (WHO):

Visit the WHO website for global updates, preparing for large-scale community transmission, and advice over several categories, including travel and public interactions. WHO categorized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Center for Disease Control (CDC):
REOPENING GUIDANCE
Assistance for Food Service industry businesses, such as restaurants and bars, in making reopening decisions.
General Information
Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) site for recommendations on keeping locations safe, to review the CDCs framework for mitigation, details you should now, situation updates and information for specific entities.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
Working with U.S. Government and international partners, the FDA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit this site for fast facts, updates on the latest developments, and resource links specifically for laboratories, travelers, healthcare professionals and others.
Best Practices for Food Retailers During COVID-19 Pandemic:
associated pick-up and delivery services, during the new coronavirus pandemic.
Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19):
Resources and guidance specific to food safety is available from the US Food and Drug Administration in this industry-specific FDA resource site. Topics include food supply concerns, disinfecting tactics, worker positive testing procedural recommendations, and other COVID-19 precautions.
National Institutes of Health:
Get the latest research updates, news and resource recommendations from the National Institutes of Health by visiting their regularly-updated resource center.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC):
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) answers frequently asked questions when it comes to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act  (ADA) during an outbreak. 
US Department of Agriculture (USDA):
Get a summary of all USDA actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic along with Frequently Asked Questions and additional resources including disinfectant recommendations, State Department travel information, and situation updates links.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Visit this link to get the latest list of approved cleaning products recommended by the ETA.

Advice from Expert RizePoint Partners

Diversey:
Diversey is a RizePoint partner and client. Visit their website for COVID-19 best practices specific to hospitals, restaurants, hospitality, and food and beverage industries, as well as downloadable handwashing posters.  
Ecolab:
Ecolab is working hard to find solutions to help solve your food safety and contamination issues. Visit their COVID-19 resource site to gather answers to key COVID-19 questions as well as links to additional resources
Elevate:
Elevate, the leader in delivering insightful and innovative sustainable business solutions, brings you updated novel coronavirus guidance and resources in this valuable resource center

Resources from Industry-Specific Organizations

The Acheson Group:

Visit The Acheson Group (TAG) site to get COVID-19 advice specific to the food industry including recommendations for worker absenteeism and frequently asked questions.

International Foodservice Distributors Association:
Looking for guidance on employee management related to COVID-19? The International Foodservice Distributors Association has provided recommendations and protocols for times when an employee/customer tests positive for COVID-19.
John Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center:
Don’t miss the interactive COVID-19 tracking map on this John Hopkins University resource site. You’ll also benefit from their COVID-19 basics, daily situation reports, and reliable news updates. 
Modern Restaurant Magazine Survival Guide:
Restaurant owners and managers will appreciate the industry-specific resources available in this survival guide site. 

Press Release

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