Include Walk-In Traffic in the Dining Hall Capacity Management
Ensure that your dining hall capacity management solution also counts the walk-in traffic for those faculty and staff that may not reserve their spot ahead of time. Real-time monitoring of residential-dining hall capacity across campus is also included as part of the reservations module. Students can view the current capacity live in the mobile app, so they can make appropriate social distancing decisions.
Create ‘reservations’ for walk-in traffic. This enables a complete reservation solution for campus dining halls.
Student reserves a time spot ahead in the app with payment. The algorithm will space out reservations based on the configured parameters
Consider having a one door in, one door out policy. If you currently have multiple entrances available to your dining location, maybe you don’t need to have them all accessible for the time being. This way, you can limit the number of people directly crossing paths with each other.
With our platform, you can set a dining hall to accept reservations through the app. This allows campuses to accommodate social distancing by setting a max occupancy with predetermined periods. Students would make a reservation in the dining hall through the app, whereby you could accept payment or simply take the booking without payment.
If you currently have multiple entrances available to your dining location, maybe you don’t need to have them all accessible for the time being. This way, you can limit the number of people directly crossing paths with each other.
A campus will simply no longer be able to accommodate people in their dining locations simultaneously. Some ways to handle this would be to limit the number of diners by offering them dine-in reservations. This is a great solution to control traffic, while also preventing the frustration of long line-ups.
We have examples of campuses using our platform for a convenience store that offers curb side pickup, as well as for textbook orders. This again reduces touch points. It also promotes social distancing.