If you own a small business you know the day-to-day concerns, problems, issues, joys, concerns—basically everything! You know the costs of the day, you know the profits. You ARE your small business and love it or hate it or somewhere in between, this "baby" is yours and you take care of it for better or worse and all the in-betweens.
You also know how important it is to keep your staff and yourself healthy and able to work.
A lot of "big" businesses breathed a collective sigh of relief when the Supreme Court effectively put a halt to the OSHA mandate that would have required businesses with 100 or more employees to either show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or to test regularly for the condition.
Those businesses may have felt a huge relief because it was one less thing to have on their "plate." It was one less governmental mandate to worry about. It was one less drop in staff productivity.
Some businesses didn't see the testing mandate as a burden as much as they saw it as an opportunity to make sure their employees were healthy. Some of those businesses are still instituting a testing plan just to keep their employees in the know as far as their COVID-19 status goes. It isn't being required, they just want to make certain their employees are healthy and aren't going to get each other sick or make their patrons sick.
Some cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota took a somewhat "different" approach to the whole thing. The OSHA mandate is currently not active, yet they are requiring their dining patrons to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test in order to be served. (1)
The mayors of these Twin Cities have emphasized that these are temporary, but "will go into effect on Jan. 19. Organizers of ticketed events will have until Jan. 26 to implement the new requirements. There is not a built-in expiration date for these measures in Minneapolis, but the St. Paul policy would end in 40 days without additional action."
This could become an interesting tightrope for businesses in many areas. LastGerm is still offering free testing kits to businesses of any size. Check it out here.
Keeping everyone healthier
Once everyone has tested negative, wouldn't it be essential to keep those employees healthy?
Of course, it would.
Again, LastGerm can help you. We offer some very vital products that will not only keep your home "healthier" but also your office or other workplaces.
Two of our workhorse products that are easy and safe to use are Vital Oxide and BioProtect Hydrating Hand Sanitizer.
About Vital Oxide
Whether you travel by plane, train or automobile, ship, horse-drawn carriage, sleigh, or other conveyance, do yourself another favor and stay safe by bringing along your travel-size Vital Oxide.
Vital Oxide is a perfect choice for spraying down surfaces without annoying most people with unhealthy chemicals or noxious odors. In fact, they may even thank you.
If you travel and stay in a hotel, using Vital Oxide to sanitize and clean your room is, well, VITAL!
Vital Oxide and its components are safe to use on virtually any surface while remaining environmentally friendly since it breaks down into water, oxygen, and simple salt.
We also know that Vital Oxide is very effective against Sars-CoV-2 and other virus and bacterial infections such as MRSA, Staph, and the Flu!
That's because Vital Oxide includes a "hero" ingredient called Chlorine Dioxide. This is the power of Vital Oxide that creates a fast-acting, environmentally-friendly, effective broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent. It kills germs and microbes in their path and keeps you safer!
You can read more about Vital Oxide here.
About BioProtect Hydrating Hand Sanitizer
Why use that stinky, skin-irritating, sometimes sticky, alcohol-based hand sanitizer that most
places offer when you can use your own hydrating, aloe vera-infused hand sanitizer.
This stuff does the job. It lasts for up to six hours of hand protection and kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria on your hands.
I use it regularly and so does my 8 year old granddaughter. It is safe to use on those sticky hands that kids always seem to have.
You can feel at ease because it is safe for regular use. You can learn more about BioProtect hand sanitizer here.
Big business or small, keeping your employees as well as your customers safer from all the gunk in the air and crud going around just might make the most sense (cents and dollars, too)!
If you have questions or want to learn more about free COVID testing, Vital Oxide, or BioProtect Hydrating Hand Sanitizer, or any of our other products, contact an agent near you who will be happy to assist you.