SCVEDC Partners with City of Santa Clarita to Launch Safer Business Commitment Program
To underscore the importance of businesses demonstrating their responsibility and caring of both employees and patrons as they reopen, the City of Santa Clarita in partnership with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, The Chamber and VIA, has launched the “Santa Clarita Safer Business Commitment” initiative. SCV businesses are invited to publicly commit to take action by pledging to follow safety guidelines and best practices, as issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19.
“By making the commitment, local businesses can show that safety is their number one priority and help to ease potential health concerns of would-be patrons,” said Mayor Cameron Smyth.
This commitment includes eight points of promise from businesses, such as using face coverings, practicing social distancing, providing hand sanitizer, intensifying cleaning and disinfection protocols, and COVID-19 training for employees.
“Reopening of our businesses is critical to our economic recovery,” said Holly Schroeder, President & CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation. “Businesses are working hard to regain the confidence of COVID-wary customers and staff, and this commitment demonstrates the collaboration of reopening safely together as a community and restarting our economy.”
“The SCV Chamber has worked in close partnership with the City and the County to get our businesses reopened, and we ask that our business community work together and make the commitment. Making this commitment and working together will help keep all of us safe and healthy and keep our businesses open and our community working,” added Ivan Volschenk from the SCV Chamber.
"The Valley Industry Association is proud to partner with the City of Santa Clarita in taking the Santa Clarita Safer Business Commitment! We encourage our members and local business to join us,” said Hillary Broadwater, Chairwoman of VIA.
The City is thrilled to be collaborating with the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Valley Industry Association of Santa Clarita on the “Safer Business Commitment,” and additional Shop Local efforts. Many local businesses are struggling to keep their doors open and need the support of the community now more than ever. Residents can help keep the unique assortment of businesses we have in Santa Clarita, many of which employ our neighbors, by choosing to shop local.
Businesses interested in making their “Safer Business Commitment” are invited to register at https://visitsantaclarita.com/SaferBusinessCommitment.
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