WHAT IS COVID CLEAN?

The restaurant business is one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, upwards of 8 million restaurant employees have been laid off or furloughed and The National Restaurant Association estimates that American restaurants have lost over $225 billion in sales.

 

COVID Clean is a non-profit organization that drives revenue into Tucson’s restaurants by instilling confidence that meals are being prepared in a clean and safe manner. Our mission is to ensure that Tucson’s restaurants prepare and serve their food in accordance with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Pima County Health Department.

WHAT IS THE COVID CLEAN PLEDGE?

PARTNERSHIP WITH PIMA COUNTY

 

COVID Clean restaurants sign on to the Pledge and agree to random inspections to ensure their compliance. The following COVID Clean Pledge is designed to be consistent with the guidance provided by the CDC, FDA, and Pima County Health Department:

 

  • Regularly disinfect and clean workspaces and equipment

  • Pre-screen employees (e.g., assess symptoms prior to starting work)

  • Require employees to wear a mask or face covering

  • Instruct employees to use gloves whenever possible

  • Require employees to practice frequent hand-washing

We are very happy to announce that COVID Clean has formed a partnership with Pima County’s Ready For You program.
 
Pima County is working with restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts, and area attractions to assure consumers that these industries are doing what is necessary to protect the public from the spread of COVID-19 while getting back to business. The Board of Supervisors adopted a set of protective measures that these businesses must follow to protect the public. Businesses that are confirmed to be following the rules will receive a Ready For You “badge” that they can place at entrances and other prominent locations, and on their websites and marketing materials, that will notify the public that the County has confirmed the company is in compliance with these protective measures.
 
COVID Clean is excited to partner with the Pima County Health Department because our goals are the same: to promote the health, safety, and economy of Pima County. To learn more about the Ready For You initiative, visit pimaready.com.
 
 

  • Receive recognition for safe, sterile practices

  • Ability to market their COVID Clean status

    • On website, food delivery services, signage, social media, etc.

  • Benefit from COVID Clean’s advertising

  • IT IS FREE

    • We accept donations of gift cards that are distributed to food insecure, recently unemployed restaurant workers 

 
 

WHY IS COVID CLEAN ADVANTAGEOUS FOR CONSUMERS?

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

Tucsonans are eager to support their restaurants and also want assurance that their meals are being prepared and handled with proper protections in place. COVID Clean aims to provide confidence to consumers to support local establishments. In addition to helping increase restaurants’ revenue, COVID Clean provides out-of-work restaurant employees with free meals.

COVID Clean is a free service, but we accept gift cards from restaurants. We donate the gift cards to food insecure, unemployed restaurant workers. To date, COVID Clean has distributed over $3,000 worth of gift cards to recently unemployed restaurant workers.

 
  • Patrons can order food from restaurants that pledge to adhere to the CDC, FDA, and Pima County Health Department guidelines.

  • Consumers have access to a comprehensive list of all COVID Clean restaurants.

Become a COVID Clean Restaurant

For restaurant owners and operators:

Fill out this form to inquire about your restaurant making the COVID Clean Pledge

Join the COVID Clean Email List

For restaurant patrons:

Receive emails regarding Tucson's growing list of COVID Clean restaurants (frequency limited to a maximum of one email per week)

WHY RESTAURANTS ARE SIGNING UP FOR COVID CLEAN?