According to the Texas DSHS, “Retailers are encouraged to consider dedicating a certain period of time each day for only at-risk customers or deliver purchased goods to vehicles to reduce the need for at-risk customers to enter the store”. Limiting the exposure time for high risk customers and modifying store layout/design to facilitate 6 feet of social distancing in the store are protocols mandated by the state. Going above the minimum by assessing your risk levels, closing fitting rooms, and offering additional employee resources such as taking a temperature everyday and providing protective equipment are reasonable, easily accomplishable steps that can be taken to show your commitment to being a COVID complaint retailer. Access to testing is still a challenge so every step towards precaution you take as a retailer reassures your customers that safety is your priority.
How Can We Help You?
At Trinity Event Staffing, we are able to provide you with reputable coronavirus disinfecting services that will allow you to operate your retail store as COVID compliant for the public. Prevention is protection. Communicating to your patrons what you are doing to prevent the spread is key to helping customers feel comfortable returning. In addition to disinfection application of high frequency touch areas such as handrails, door handles, restroom faucets, dispensers, store carts, we adhere to Center for Disease Control guidelines of using Personal Protective Equipment of gloves and face covers/non medical grade masks. Additional precautionary measures of a sanitation team can help your retail store to reopen safely and demonstrate your commitment to public safety amid a widespread pandemic.
Where Do We Go From Here?
With top health officials already predicting a second wave of infections, COVID complaint retail will not be a short-lived trend. The landscape of how retail survives this pandemic is forever altered. Taking the time now to learn best practices will set you apart from your competitors. Curbside pickup has seen a 62% increase in the last year. The only option to survive during this changing landscape is to adapt and evolve.