This is Derek Miller speaking on business. During this coronavirus pandemic we have two absolute priorities: first, to keep ourselves safe – along with our friends, neighbors, and loved ones; second, to support an environment where the economy can remain viable. Both imperatives are essential to our health and welfare.
To promote these priorities while cherishing our right to self-determination, the Salt Lake Chamber and Utah Department of Health have partnered with organizations throughout Utah to launch Stay Safe to Stay Open. It’s a simple but powerful campaign that allows businesses to let their customers know they have pledged to follow seven important guidelines to protect employees and the public.
They have pledged to:
- Check symptoms before work and stay home when sick.
- Wash hands frequently and avoid touching the face and eyes.
- Practice social distancing including wearing face coverings in close common areas.
- Learn about high-risk groups and help protect them.
- Cover the mouth when coughing or sneezing.
- Clean high-touch surfaces frequently, and
- Follow public health guidance as updated.
To learn more about the pledge and which businesses are participating, please go to stayopenutah.com. There, you will find a searchable database of restaurants, stores, and other businesses you can trust to have a safe environment. Those businesses can also be clearly identified by colorful Stay Safe to Stay Open signage.
Working together, we can get through the coronavirus – stronger and more resilient than ever. And it all begins at stayopenutah.com. I’m Derek Miller with the Utah Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.