This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.

As we move into summer and the state moves from orange and yellow towards green on the public health dial, our responsibility to look out for each other does not end. We must avoid the temptation to let habits and best practices slide back to normal.

For our economy to reactivate, we must “Stay Safe to Stay Open.”  Businesses and consumers must practice what I like to call the Safe Seven.  They are included in the Utah Leads Together Plan, as well as provide the guidelines for all of us participating in the “Stay Safe to Stay Open” campaign.

The Safe Seven include:

  • Conducting daily temperature checks before work, and staying home at the first sign of illness;
  • Washing hands frequently and avoiding touching the face and eyes;
  • Wearing masks in common areas and where social distancing is difficult;
  • Being aware of high-risk groups and helping protect the most vulnerable by staying safe inside;
  • Practicing social distancing where possible – six feet don’t cheat;
  • If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth; and
  • Clean high touch surfaces regularly and follow public health guidance.

If we “Stay Safe to Stay Open,” we will move Utah’s economy forward. We will overcome current challenges—as we always have—and find ourselves stronger for the effort.

I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is “Speaking on Business.”