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June 15, 2020

Canada Launches New Initiative To Help Businesses Open Safely

On June 10, Mary Ng, Canada’s small business minister, announced (the Government of Canada has partnered with the People Outside Safely Together (POST) Promise program, an initiative launched by Canadian private-sector organizations to help businesses across the country reopen safely. The “POST Promise” is a voluntary commitment that business owners and managers can make by following five key public health actions that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Maintaining physical distance;
  • Washing and sanitizing hands;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting regularly;
  • Staying home if unwell and self-monitoring for symptoms; and Practicing respiratory etiquette (including wearing a mask when physical distancing is difficult).

By displaying the “POST Promise” logo, participating businesses can reassure customers that they are doing their part to help protect Canadians’ health and safety. Minister Ng said, “The program will give business owners easy-to-follow steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It will also give customers and shoppers confidence in knowing that businesses are committed to their health and safety. Our government will continue to work closely with the business community, as one Team Canada, to ensure Canadian businesses are able to safely restart and rebuild from this crisis.”