SH Dining Services Implements New Measures to Ensure Safe To-Go Orders

Due to the stay-at-home order issued for Walker County, Sam Houston State University has temporarily closed dine-in establishments on campus. For those who need meals during the day, SH Dining Services is offering to-go orders at General’s Market.     

SH Dining Services Marketing Manager Laurel Stevens said they are still busy working for the campus community.

“Dining Services are feeding students who are still on campus three times a day, delivering [over] 300 lunches daily to faculty and staff, and feeding students who have been [in] isolation,” Stevens said.

Stevens explained that there are several steps they are taking to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. These steps include:

  • Cleaning/sanitizing their facilities daily
  • Utilizing personal protective equipment
  • Sanitizing all areas every 20 minutes
  • Washing their hands every 20 minutes
  • Changing gloves after every task
  • Using wipes that kill 99.9% of bacteria
  • Reducing the number of people who are in the building at the same time
  • Splitting their staff up to limit contact with each other
  • Propping the doors open to eliminate surface contact

They have also changed the ways the customers interact with their staff and are screening employees for the virus. 

“Social distancing signs have been placed every six feet in the to-go line and [we have] placed cashier shields up at locations to protect our employees and customers,” Stevens said.

For more information about General’s Market, visit the SH Dining Services website at

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