Guilford County announced on Thursday, Feb. 25 that it was offering a new tool to help county businesses stay informed about COVID-19 and to also let patrons know which businesses are complying with coronavirus safety guidelines.
The brand new educational website – www.healthyguilford.biz – provides local establishments with “guidelines, checklists, and resources to help businesses ensure they are taking appropriate steps to comply with local COVID-19 safety protocols and keep their employees and customers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
In 2020 and 2021, during the year-long crisis, there has been all sorts of information and misinformation floating around and the rules for businesses have seemingly changed just about every week. The new website is being implemented so businesses can keep the COVID-19 facts straight and know what the rules really are.
Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Skip Alston said this should be a valuable weapon in the fight against the virus.
“The past year has been a challenge for all of us,” Alston stated in a press release on Thursday. “Supporting our businesses in developing safe opening plans and providing resources for maintaining ongoing healthy operations are just some of the many things we can do to get back to ‘normal.’ We know it will take more time. Until everyone is vaccinated, and health experts say the pandemic is over, we all need to work together for a Healthy Guilford. We hope our business community will join us by taking the Healthy Guilford Pledge.”
Local businesses can choose to be added to a county database that lets residents know they’re complying with best practices. That might help citizens feel a little safer when they visit a business.
Spanish and English “We’re on Board” signs, as well as “Thank You” flyers, are also available.
In addition, those interested in having their businesses profiled on the site can submit their story to a “Share My Business Story” page for consideration.
What a bunch of nauseating crap. That is nothing more than a propaganda push. If anything, I would use that list as a way of avoiding giving my money to places operated by people who lack common sense. The abuse of power by our elected officials in the past year has been egregious. Furthermore, the sheer number of people that have decided that it has somehow become the government’s job to keep them healthy shows the failings of our education system. How far the mighty have fallen. I agree with former commissioner Branson, we are going to hell in a handbasket.
TOTALLY AGREE with your comment! The stores/businesses who keep pushing this nonsense is certainly going to be a deterrent to our family members wanting to support their establishment! Some businesses you go in ,you can tell they have about turned their employees into COVID NAZIS, rebuking customers (myself included) for some flaw with the stupid WORTHLESS MASKS, or distancing! Harrassment!!! Costco is the worst by far from all the places we have frequented!!!
When are we going to hear some believeable statisticsabout sickness in college children down to kindergarten and the death rate of the same age group.Are the stars with Democratic leadership actually STUPID or what.Why didn’t King Coop send a group of smart people to Florida to learn from a state that KNOWS how to manage a STATE.We have so many incompetent people in NC that do not know how to Govern.It would have been great if King Coop had gone.Whose idea was it to vote this guy in again .I guess it was the group that got the biggest hand out.I guess we could do what the Californians are doing ,they are recalling their gov.King coop has been a big disappointment since day one.How about N York,that would be the Second Democrat Gov.Coop could be in the top 3.