As we move through Phase I of re-opening Florida, there has been an increased interest in resuming communal dining in ALFs. FSLA asked the Agency to provide input again on the issue.

The Agency referred us to the CDC’s Consid eration s when Preparing for COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facilities as they relate to dining:

“Cancel all group activities. Instead of communal dining, consider delivering meals to rooms, creating a “grab n’ go” option for residents, or staggering meal times to accommodate social distancing while dining (e.g., a single person per table).”

The option of seating a single person per table in the dining room would allow some congregate dining.