A new commitment to cleanliness and safety initiative has been launched in Door County, and all area businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate.
To help ensure the safety of both visitors and residents, the initiative provides guidance for Door County businesses and organizations, which make a pledge to follow safety guidelines from Door County Medical Center and Door County Public Health.
By making this commitment, local businesses and organizations may use a special logo in signage or on their website to reflect the pledge they’ve made and to reassure customers that they’re taking added precautions to provide a safer business atmosphere. Participation is free and open to all county businesses and organizations.
The community initiative was created by Door County’s Long-Term Recovery Task Force – a group established by the Door County Emergency Management office that comprises local government, health care and business leaders – in collaboration with Door County Public Health and Door County Medical Center.
“We are happy to assist with this important initiative that can help bring our community together,” said Brian Stephens, CEO of Door County Medical Center and a member of the task force.
Destination Door County supports the effort and feels this countywide initiative is an important step to help welcome visitors back to the area.
“Visitors are concerned about health and safety more than ever, and this initiative provides businesses throughout the county with an easy way to show customers they’ve taken this pledge and have committed to cleanliness and safety,” said Jon Jarosh, a task force member from Destination Door County. “This community effort also sends a strong message that Door County’s tourism industry is working together and recognizes the importance of providing a clean and safe destination to visit and work in,” he said.
Local business associations across Door County are also embracing the initiative by encouraging their members to participate.
In addition to the guidelines that Door County Public Health and Door County Medical Center are providing, local organizations have expressed their support for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) reopening guidelines. The county task force, as well as Destination Door County and community business-association leaders, all endorsed those guidelines, which provide detailed information to help businesses reopen and operate safely. Those guidelines are available on the WEDC website.
Door County businesses that are interested in participating in the commitment to cleanliness and safety initiative can find program guidelines and the logo at DoorCounty.com/open.