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COVID-19: Campus Dining

This web page addresses frequently asked questions related to Campus Dining and COVID-19. For more information, visit https://northwestmissouri.campusdish.com/or contact Campus Dining at aranw@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.2555.

Will Campus Dining deliver food?  (updated 10/6/20)

Campus Dining does not deliver. However, to-go containers and a mobile ordering option are available for students who wish to get food and leave.

To use mobile ordering, download the Transact Mobile Ordering app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Then, select the Northwest campus, register your device and place your order.

What does Bearcat Commons look like?  (updated 10/6/20)

Campus Dining is allowing a limited number of students inside Bearcat Commons at one time, and students are encouraged to leave when they are finished eating. Face coverings are required to enter dining facilities and while moving through the facilities but may be removed while eating and drinking when seated at a table.

Additional mitigation measures include:

  • All dining employees all screened upon entering the building and are required to wear face coverings.
  • Specific doors are designated for entering, exiting and takeout.
  • All condiments, napkins and silverware are distributed by employees.
  • Grab-and-go items are available for quick dining solutions with minimal contact.
  • Register shields are located at registers.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout all locations.
  • Tables and chairs are socially distanced and sanitized between customers.

What does The Jones retail dining area look like?  (updated 10/6/20)

Seating is reduced and set to accommodate social distancing. Two traffic ways are set up for ordering – one walkway for Chick-fil-A guests and one walkway for Einstein or Zen guests.

Additional mitigation measures include:

  • All condiments, napkins and plastic-ware are distributed by employees.
  • Register shields are at all registers.
  • New cups are provided for refills.

Are to-go containers provided at Campus Dining locations?  (updated 10/6/20)

Disposable to-go containers are provided upon request to all guests. First-year freshmen and transfer students are provided with a free reusable to-go container, which also is available to purchase for $7 at Bearcat Commons registers.

To reduce the risk of cross-contamination, employees plate the student’s chosen food items, hand the plate to the student, and the student is responsible for placing the food into the to-go box.