“COVID Safe, Because We Care”

The COVID-19 Safe Business Pledge  

Sponsored by: Okanogan County Public Health

Our local businesses are important leaders in Okanogan County’s work to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Businesses who have signed the pledge below, have said “yes” to doing their part to help our strong economy return and keep our community members safe. Look below to find the businesses in your area who have signed the pledge, and look for the “COVID Safe, Because We Care” logo on display at local businesses.

If your business is ready to sign onto the “COVID Safe, Because We Care” pledge, click the link below to fill out the form.

The Pledge: 

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Okanogan County, we pledge to…

  1. Make the message clear: Prominently display “Masks Required” sign(s) (Infographics to download: Please wear a face coveringMask Up to Open UpPlease wear a face covering – Help stop the spread)
  2. Wear facial coverings correctly: Wear facial coverings that cover our mouth and nose at all times.
  3. Help customers be safe: Have a plan on how to engage people who don’t wear a facial covering in my business and encourage them to follow the facial covering requirements. Check out How to talk to Customers about Facial Coverings.
  4. Keep sick and COVID-exposed employees away from work: Ask employees who are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19 to not return to work until public health guidance permits.
  5. Support sick employees. Implement flexible sick leave or supportive policies for employees who contract COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 (I’m not in a position to provide paid sick leave to my employees, what should I do?).
  6. Make our space as safe as possible: Set up our business to allow for physical distancing of 6 feet between patrons.  
  7. Keep our business clean: Provide adequate sanitation supplies, wash our hands frequently, and sanitize frequently touched surfaces at least daily.
  8. Share information with our employees: Teach our employees about practices that keep our business and our customers safe from COVID-19 (see: Our commitment to our employees), including self-screening practices.
  9. Care for each other: Treat everyone with kindness, respect, and care. We’re in this together.

How the Pledge is Monitored: OCPH will not actively monitor compliance among businesses that have pledged to be COVID safe. We rely on businesses to know the important role they have in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and to keep the commitment they have made by signing this pledge.

Businesses who have Signed the Pledge:

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