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Posted on: August 25, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Shop Safe Pledge

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The City of Beaumont is launching a new initiative with the aim of keeping the community safe from the spread of coronavirus by asking local businesses and retailers to sign on and “Take the Pledge” to implement a number of precautions designed to protect both employees and customers.

Beaumont Shop Safe Pledge is:

A voluntary program for Beaumont businesses to commit to clean and healthy standards for their guests and employees to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a priority recovery initiative, this free program is being led by the City of Beaumont.

Shop Safe Pledge:

  • Abide by all orders and directives issued by governmental and public health officials.
  • Enhance sanitization efforts including disinfection of high-touch surfaces.
  • Require the use of face coverings by staff and customers per CDC guidelines.
  • Require frequent handwashing for all employees.
  • Require workers with a fever or flu-like symptoms to stay home.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Provide general COVID-19 awareness training for all employees.

Why Participate?

To help build confidence among residents and visitors, Beaumont is asking local businesses to voluntarily pledge to commit to the health and safety of all guests, customers, and staff. Community surveys indicate residents will shop where they have confidence that the businesses are abiding by all new health and safety protocols. This in turn will assist businesses with economic recovery.

What happens when a business signs up?

By taking the pledge businesses will have a Beaumont Shop Safe Pledge icon displayed in their window. An additional web page dedicated to Beaumont Shop Safe Pledge will list all participating businesses so visitors and customers can be made aware of participation. Businesses will also gain access to additional marketing tools to help spread the word about their pledge and commitment to public health.

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