While many businesses have made the difficult decision to close their doors in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are remaining open as an “essential business” to help keep buildings clean and disinfected.

We are taking many precautions to keep our staff safe including required training courses and educating our staff on guidelines recommended by the Centers of Disease Control and the Association for the Health Care Environment.

Support Small Businesses

The decision to close is something many small business have done with a heavy heart because the financial assistance offered to small businesses is insufficient. If you can, please support the small businesses in your local community by respecting changes to their store hours, ordering carry-out, purchasing online, taking virtual classes if applicable and lifting others’ spirits.

Businesses and employers in the Inland empire can reference the following resources provided by the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce to plan and respond to the Coronavirus:

COVID-19 Resources

Respect Essential Businesses

Don’t forget to also respect and support the medical and cleaning professionals that are putting their health on the line to protect others. Thank you! Also thank the supply chains and other essential businesses providing the resources necessary to fight this virus.

Disinfect and Take Preventative Actions

If you have decided to close, ensure that your space has been cleaned and disinfected before your staff return. Now while everyone is out is the perfect time to thoroughly disinfect.

There are small actions we can all take to prevent the spread of infection. The first is social distancing. Even if you are not at high risk of severe symptoms, you can expose someone else who is at high risk by going out. Take social distancing seriously.

Another simple way of preventing the spread of COVID-19 is washing your hands regularly and keeping unwashed hands away from your mouth, eyes and nose.

Don’t forget to also take care of your mental health. Lean on the support of others from afar and stay connected. Only trust reliable sources, like the CDC and other reputable professionals for your information on COVID-19.

Share Recommendations with Others

Although these are tough times, we can get through COVID-19 by doing our part to break the chain of infection and supporting one another.

If you have other recommendations for how we can all help support our local communities, please leave a comment below.