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Jul 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day!


As the city opens up, Calgarians are itching to see friends and family again. We want to throw open the doors of our businesses and invite our customers and clients back in, but how do we ensure safety as isolated, household bubbles open up?
Category: General
Posted by: scadmin

We think we speak for all Canadians when we say that we’re really looking forward to this Canada Day. Sure, many Calgarians have been stuck working from home since March or April, but that doesn’t mean we’ve just been lazing around the house! Albertans have been working harder than ever to balance their job and family life — especially families with kids to homeschool. As the city opens up, Calgarians are itching to see friends and family again. We want to throw open the doors of our businesses and invite our customers and clients back in, but how do we ensure safety as isolated, household bubbles open up?

 

Invite Calgarians over for a Barbeque. Canada Day is typically celebrated by spending time outdoors. This is great news because it means many traditions, like a backyard barbeque, can continue despite the pandemic. Be careful to socially distance between households, and try not to share things like condiments. Instead, have every household bring their own dishware, condiments, beer, etc. 

 

If your business typically hosts a barbeque or other outdoor Canada Day event, take precautions like placing markers on the floor to help your customers and employees safely distance. Just masking tape Xs on the sidewalk can go a long way. Provide hand sanitizer and free masks. You may also want to consider working with a Calgary commercial cleaner to ensure hygiene standards are met. As news of breakouts in restaurants come out of BC, Alberta employers are going to have to rethink how they keep their team safe.

 

What About Washrooms? One question we’ve been hearing often from concerned business owners is whether they should continue to offer a public washroom to their customers. While, of course, this is a personal decision, having customers or staff use the washroom one at a time should not be highly risky. However, you may want to consider installing an automatic faucet, paper towel dispenser, and toilet if you haven’t already. This will help greatly reduce the number of shared touch services. 

 

Similarly, if you’re inviting friends over for an outdoor party, you don’t have to forbid guests from using the facilities. Instead, be sure that only one guest goes into the house at a time. Ask them to use whichever washroom gets the least use, and sanitize surfaces after guests have left.

 

At Strathcona Cleaners, we’re so happy that Canadians can safely come together outdoors to celebrate Canada's birthday as the pandemic continues to fade. However, while COVID-19 cases may be falling, the pandemic is not gone yet. Canada’s top scientists are predicting a second wave this September, so Canadians will have to continue to be prudent to keep themselves, their employees, and their customers safe. Be sure to discuss your changing needs and priorities with your Calgary commercial cleaner as you adapt to the pandemic. Your professional cleaning team is your partner in keeping your commercial space safe and open for business. But for now, Happy Canada Day! Stay safe!