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Open and Safe Commitment:

Our business is committed to keeping the Greater Newton Area healthy & our economy strong. To help in this effort, we hereby affirm our commitment to taking the steps necessary to implement safe reopening best practices as outlined in the “Re-Open and Recovery Toolkit” in order to protect our valuable employees and/or customers.

We commit to protecting our employees by:
  1. Checking on their well-being and health before every work shift by screening employees for illness, possible exposure or COVID-19 symptoms

  2. Providing them with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training, as appropriate, including wash stations and soap, hand sanitizer, face masks, nitrile gloves, and face shields (all as appropriate per the guidance)

  3. Asking our customers to kindly observe proper hygiene etiquette when interacting with our employees

We commit to protecting our customers by:
  1. Washing and/or sanitizing our hands on a regular basis

  2. Monitoring social distancing within our places of business

  3. Sanitizing frequently used surfaces such as doorknobs, handles, push plates, shopping carts, tables, chairs, restrooms, and fuel pump handles on a regular and frequent basis

  4. Disinfecting items that come in to contact with customers

  5. Making hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to both employees and customers

  6. Placing readily visible signage at the business to remind everyone of best hygiene practices


I understand that this is my voluntary pledge to take meaningful steps towards a new normal and to operate in ways that protect my business, my employees and my customers.

By signing this pledge, I commit to communicating my efforts to being “Open & Safe” to both my employees & customers.

I understand that by selecting one of the packages below (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum), I am authorized to use any of the branded campaign materials included in my package to provide visual reinforcement to my commitment (poster, logo, stickers, decals, yard signs…etc).

I also give the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce permission to publicize my commitment as an “Open & Safe” business.

The “Re-Open and Recovery Toolkit”: Download a copy of the “Recovery Toolkit” which includes safe reopening guidance for all industries. This information was compiled based on known guidance provided by the CDC & IDPH.  This toolkit will be updated as additional guidance is provided by NCDHHS and as we are advised by Jasper County Public Health.  
Make an “Open & Safe Commitment”:  Submitting the online form affirms your commitment to taking the necessary action to implement the guidance as outlined in the toolkit and as released by the IDPH and the CDC. 
Tell your employees & customers that you are “Open & Safe”:  Once you have implemented these safe practices, we encourage you to reinforce to your customers & employees that you are taking proper precautions to protect their health and well-being.  Become an “Open & Safe Business” by participating at one of the levels in our "Open and Safe packages" link below.  You can even opt to purchase “Open & Safe” decals, stickers and yard signs to display as visual reinforcement.
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