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Downtown Hendersonville Launches #SafeHendo Business Pledge

Photo by CDC
Photo by CDC

May 8, 2020 — Downtown Hendersonville is preparing for businesses to be open and ready to welcome customers back downtown in a safe and healthy way. Businesses can opt into the “SafeHendo” pledge to let customers know of the precautions they are taking to ensure the safety of their customers, employees and the community at large.

Every week over the past month, a group of downtown businesses have gathered virtually to discuss their reopen strategy and how they can support one another in this new normal. Businesses are eager to open their doors, but tremendously cautious on how they will keep the community healthy while encouraging safe practices.

“I’m taking the #safehendo pledge not only to keep my employees and customers safe, but to make sure that North Carolina continues to flatten the curve,” said Chrissy Filka, owner of the BeeHive ReSale in Downtown Hendersonville. “The more committed we are to keeping everyone safe and healthy, the sooner additional business, especially restaurants and salons, will be allowed to open.”

Businesses have the ability to take the pledge and will be promoted as #SafeHendo businesses on lovehendo.com and downtownhendersonville.org.

Businesses taking the pledge commit to the following precautions to the best of their abilities:
Limiting the number of people in my business to the recommended capacity
Requiring staff to wear facial coverings and PPE where feasible
Encouraging customers to wear facial coverings
Implementing cleaning protocols recommended by the CDC
Educating employees on guidelines and safe practices.

Take the #SafeHendo Pledge and see more detailed guidelines at lovehendo.com/safehendo

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