Greater Greenville Pledge: Keeping our Community Safe
We’ve seen the most cases of COVID-19 per day in South Carolina this week so far. Today (Friday, June 12) alone, there were 770 new cases reported. Of them, 142 were in Greenville. That brings the city’s total number of cases to 2,624. Yet, in the midst of the increasing numbers, Greenville, South Carolina, is committed to reopening responsibly. Find out more about the Greater Greenville Pledge in this week’s post.
The Greater Greenville Pledge is the community’s commitment to health and safety for its residents and visitors. It aims to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone by recommending the following guidelines:
City of Greenville communications director Beth Brotherton explained, “The task force’s goal is to reopen and to do it responsibly and with the right guidance in mind so we can continue to stay open and not regress back to something where we might have to close again. We’re following instructions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
“We’re all still a little nervous. This is still unknown and new, and as businesses have been closed and eager for some sort of recovery, they want guidance,” she added.
By taking the pledge, Greenville businesses make a commitment to:
- Expand and increase the frequency of cleaning efforts
- Promote social distancing at all times
- Limit the number of people, both inside buildings and in any outdoor spaces (if applicable)
- Monitor the health of employees and promote regular hand-washing
- Encourage employees to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Thank you all for what you’re doing to help keep our community safe and healthy!
Sources: https://www.wyff4.com/article/dhec-reports-hundreds-of-new-coronavirus-cases-across-south-carolina/32854257; https://www.wyff4.com/article/business-recovery-task-force-aims-to-instill-confidence-in-businesses-customers/32467565; https://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/travel-info/healthy-travel-info/