Visit Bastrop Tourism Pledge 

Check out the Safe. Clean. Ready. initiative. 

My Business Commits to:

  • Encouraging physical distancing by posting signage to ensure proper separation in lines and common areas, discouraging congregating, and limiting the number of employees and customers in various areas.  
  • Adopting and implementing enhanced sanitation procedures designed to combat the transmission of COVID-19.
    1. Promoting frequent and thorough hand-washing and providing workers, customers and visitors a place to wash their hands. If soap and running water are not immediately available, alcohol-based hand sanitizer should be provided.
    2. Providing hand sanitizer in public areas.
    3. Increasing regular housekeeping practices, including routine cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, equipment and other elements of the work environment.
    4. Modifying business hours where necessary to carry out thorough sanitation procedures.
  • Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves and encouraging customers to do so, when appropriate.    
  • Implementing touchless solutions and leaving doors ajar where practical, when possible.
  • Encouraging respiratory etiquette, including covering up coughs and sneezes and properly disposing of tissues.
  • Providing distinct entrance / exit where possible.
  • Thinking creatively to limit staff physical contact with customers including online ordering, curbside delivery, automated entrances and other practices.
  • Taking reservations / appointments when possible to manage capacity.
  • Creating transmission barriers where possible.
  • Removing communal items (such as water cooler, magazines, and snack stations).
  • Establishing procedures aligned with CDC guidance should an employee or customer test positive for COVID-19.
  • Educating both employees and customers about their shared responsibility to protect each other.

 My Employees Commit to:

  • Promoting health screening measures for employees by taking and recording their temperature before coming to work or entering the workplace.
  • Utilizing personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves when appropriate.
  • Staying home if they are sick.
  • Self-quarantine in according to Health Department guidance if they’ve had contact with a someone who tests or has tested positive for COVID-19 to self-quarantine
  • For as long as possible, allow flexible worksites and hours (including staggered shifts) to increase physical distancing among and between employees.
  • Discouraging workers from using other employee’s phones, desks, offices or other equipment, when possible. 
  • Educating both employees and customers about their shared responsibility to protect each other.

 Handling money

  • Providing touchless solutions for handing money collection (such as apple pay, PayPal or Venmo), if possible.
  • Credit card docks should be sanitized after each transaction and passing of cash should be limited or restricted.
  • Do not use check presenters, only provide paper tickets.
  • Providing wipes available for each customer - to wipe down pens/keypads prior to using.
  • Wearing PPE when handling money and credit cards.

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