Local businesses must stay committed to containing COVID-19

| 01 Jul 2020 | 01:48

We are one of only three states in the country that has flattened our curve while reopening our economy.

We have a lot to celebrate as our counties continue to move from the Yellow Phase to the Green Phase in our reopening plan. Our collective efforts to contain COVID-19 is paying off, but our work is far from over.

When we move to the Green Phase, remember that it isn’t a return to how things were before. We must stay alert to keep the virus from resurging.

Under every phase, we must:

• Wear masks in public

• Keep our physical distance of six feet or more

• Wash our hands frequently for at least 20 seconds

• ·Clean and disinfect surfaces often

• Limit group gatherings and crowds

• Wearing a mask is an important part of keeping COVID-19 from spreading.

Everyone must wear a mask. That includes workers and customers. Remember, my mask protects you and your mask protects me.

No mask, no shirt, no shoes, no service. If a worker or customer attempts to enter your business without a mask on, ask them to leave and return when they have a mask. A fabric mask is fine if they aren’t a medical worker or first responder.

Find PPE to protect your workers. Masks and other PPE can be hard to find given the high demand. But we’ve got you covered. Check out our online directory of PPE manufacturers and suppliers in Pennsylvania.

Have good mask hygiene. Don’t touch the front of your mask. Make sure it covers both your nose and mouth. Don’t lift it up when talking to someone. Remember, the virus travels in the droplets we breath out when talking or laughing, not just when we cough or sneeze. If wearing a fabric mask, make sure you wash it and let it fully dry between uses.

Together, we are tougher than COVID-19.

These measures are in place to keep us on the right track. When so many other states are seeing the virus regain a foothold in their communities, we all need to do our part to make sure we don’t experience the same here.

Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our families, communities, and each other safe.

For more information and resources, check out our COVID-19 Guidance and Resources (pikechamber.com).

Pike County Chamber of Commerce