SAFETY HARBOR, FLA.- — Native enterprise homeowners have applied new security measures as COVID-19 instances improve in Florida.
Rachel Wilson, proprietor of Gigglewaters in Security Harbor, mentioned her employees doesn’t must put on a masks if they’re absolutely vaccinated. Employees wears a pin on their shirt that tells prospects they’re vaccinated.
“To us, it’s not political in any respect. I simply need my employees to be wholesome and secure and we will’t function as a enterprise if I bought half my employees out sick,” mentioned Wilson.
Indicators on the entrance door inform prospects they could ask their server to put on a masks.
“All they must do is ask and we’ll seize one straight away. We preserve an entire stash of them right here. I would like everybody to really feel comfy and know we take their security very severely,” mentioned Wilson.
Wilson mentioned she supplied incentives to employees who acquired a vaccine. She additionally permits them to get vaccinated whereas on the clock.
“If our employees will get vaccinated, they get a $50 present card or $20 bucks money on the spot they usually have the choice to not put on a masks in the event that they so select so they simply must have their vaccinated pin,” mentioned Wilson.
Different native enterprise homeowners are making modifications to security measures. Richard Gonzmart, the President and CEO of Columbia Restaurant Group, mentioned employees can be required to put on a masks beginning on Tuesday, July twentieth.
He acknowledged in a Fb put up, “With COVID Delta variant an infection charges rising, the Columbia Restaurant as soon as once more will lead our trade in terms of the security of our staff and prospects.”
The put up goes on to say, “In fact vaccinations will not be a 100% assure in opposition to COVID, particularly with the variants. Infections are occurring even to those that have been vaccinated, together with to my spouse Melanie and me. We not too long ago examined constructive although I acquired the Pfizer vaccine and Melanie acquired the Moderna vaccine. However as my medical doctors advised me, those that have acquired vaccinations are ceaselessly extra lucky and blessed with the distinction between life and dying. We each recovered over 10 days following receiving antibodies infusion therapy.”
This new security measure for workers consists of all 7 Columbia Eating places and cafes in Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater Seaside, St. Augustine and Celebration, Ulele, Casa Santo Stefano, and Goody Goody in Tampa, and Cha Cha Coconuts in Sarasota.