On-campus Food Available but Limited During Virus Breakcsudhbulletin March 15, 2020 0 COMMENTS
The Food Court last Thursday at 1 p.m. Photo by Robert Rios
By Matthew Alford, Staff Reporter
You won’t be able to order a Starbucks product over the next several weeks, and even hand sanitizer is going to be hard to come by, but if you are on campus before 4 p.m., you can find food.
The restaurants in the LSU Food Court will be open Mondays through Fridays, but none later than 4 p.m. Subway, the Union Grind and Toro Fresh will open at 7:30 a.m., with the DH Sports Lounge the latest to open at 10:30 a.m.
Additionally, the bookstore will be open from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The closing hours “are subject to change,” according to Eric Oum, marketing and innovation project coordinator for the CSUDH Foundation,
Also: Library Hours until April 12 (or further notice):
Mon-Thurs., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The LSU will be open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but other than the previously mentioned establishments, all non-offices will be closed, including Café 1910, the games room, nap and meditation rooms and all meeting rooms and ballrooms
Booked and Brewed on the second floor of the library and both Grab N Gos on campus will also be closed.
Public spaces in the LSU have been reconfigured to allow 6 feet between seats to increase social distancing, and the entire LSU is being sprayed with a souped-up cleaning disinfectant twice a week and touch points are wiped daily.
However, while the LSU has ordered hand sanitizer dispensers to deploy at all building entry points, the items are on back order and may not arrive until mid-April at the earliest, according to an email Friday sent by LSU Director Cecilia Ortiz.
Shorter hours due to limited students is one more stress added to employees in the food court.
“It’s affecting me a lot both economic and personally,” said Lub Cerbandes a Panda Express manager.
Here are the hours for those establishments that will be open during the campus hiatus. All are open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday-Sunday
Union Grind: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Subway: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bookstore: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Green olive: Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Everytable 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Panda Express 10:00 a.m.-3 p.m.
DH Sports Lounge: 10:30 a .m.-4 p.m.