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EMU Using New Technology At Dining Halls On Campus Due To COVID-19

Aug 24, 2020

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Eastern Michigan University is using new technology at its dining halls on campus.  

Students, and anyone else who wants to dine on campus, can place orders and pay for them on their phones, using an app.  All food will be packaged to-go but eat-in space is also available at dining halls on campus.  Abby Cousineau is the director of marketing for EMU’s dining services.

Abby Cousineau: There is less seating but all of our seating that is available will be physically spaced out for six-feet physical distancing.  We’ve removed some of our furniture to ensure that the only tables that are left out are spaced out.   

EMU has also installed contactless payment devices at their dining halls where students will be able to pay for their meals without having to hand-over their student card to an employee.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu