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City of Burlington Challenging all Businesses to join in the “POST Promise”

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 29, 2020 — The City of Burlington is participating in the POST Promise, and is challenging all local businesses to participate as well. The goal of the promise is to inspire resident confidence in a business’s COVID-19 health and safety precautions in order to help get the local economy back on track.

City Hall and all public city facilities will proudly display the POST promise in the front window(s). All visitors can be assured that all reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are used, including mandatory masks, physical distancing, health screening, enhanced disinfection and all staff will stay home when ill and frequently wash hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.

About the POST Promise

The POST Promise is a self-declaration that a business is working to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Once completed, a business is provided with the necessary communication and implementation tools to educate employees on the five key steps to workplace safety, which were created to be consistent with what has been recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Businesses who make the promise will be able to use and prominently display the POST Promise logo which is a nationally recognized symbol of a business’ commitment to doing their part to protect their customers’ and employees’ health and safety as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Participating business can also purchase a kit which will include additional communication tools like window decals, posters and tent cards which can be used to further build awareness of their commitment within their place of business.

To make the POST Promise or to learn more, go to postpromise.com.

MAYOR MEED WARD’S TAKE:

Consumer confidence to participate in the economy is still very low, and hopefully this will help the public feel more comfortable visiting their favourite local shops. Businesses are already putting in safety and health protocols. This is a simple, visible way for businesses to let their customers know the steps they are taking. Once people start seeing the same logo at many businesses — and you’ll also see it at City Hall — it’ll start creating a confidence again in participating in the economy. I want to thank the Burlington Economic Recovery Network for spearheading and supporting this initiative and encouraging businesses to participate.

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PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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