FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2020
Jaimee Lucke Hendrikson, Vice President of Marketing & Partnership
C: 612.968.4139 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Cusick, Marketing & Media Relations Manager
C: 651.341.9422 | email@example.com
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (Aug. 26, 2020) – Saint Paul businesses are taking the Ready Together pledge to show their commitment to the health and well-being of Saint Paul’s residents and visitors.
Keg & Case West 7th Market, The Saint Paul Hotel, Urban Growler Brewing Company and so many more have already made the Ready Together Pledge — a collaboration by Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and organizational partners Visit Saint Paul, Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul Downtown Alliance, Midway Chamber of Commerce and the city of Saint Paul.
The Ready Together Pledge was developed by referencing guidance from the Center for Disease Control and executive orders from Governor Tim Walz and Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter. The pledge is not regulatory or punitive and is for businesses to voluntarily adopt.
“The Ready Together Pledge will be key in building confidence among residents and visitors that Saint Paul is doing the right things when it comes to health and safety,” Visit Saint Paul President & CEO Terry Mattson said. “That confidence will only help our local businesses during a time when they need it most.”
When a business takes the pledge, it commits to:
- Having a COVID-19 plan and properly training all staff.
- Stay home and get tested when sick.
- Follow CDC standards for cleaning and sanitation.
- Follow social distancing and capacity guidelines.
- Regularly wash hands and have sanitizer at high-traffic areas.
- Utilize PPE to protect each other and those they serve.
Additionally, businesses that take the pledge will ask guests to observe these safety guidelines:
- Stay home if you are sick or have been in contact with a sick person.
- Wear a mask.
- Follow social distancing guidelines and maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Limit direct contact with staff and other guests.
- Use contactless payment if possible.
Businesses that take the pledge are listed at www.VisitSaintPaul.com/ReadyTogether and are provided resources and marketing tools to help communicate their pledge and commitment to public health.
Businesses can find information on how to take the Ready Together Pledge at VisitSaintPaul.com/GetInvolvedReadyTogether or by contacting Partnership & Engagement Manager Chelsea Fey at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see the Ready Together Pledge poster here.
To set up an interview with Visit Saint Paul or a local business regarding the Ready Together Pledge, contact Vice President of Marketing & Partnership Jaimee Lucke Hendrikson at 612-968-4139 or email@example.com.
About Visit Saint Paul:
Visit Saint Paul, formerly the Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Authority, was founded in 1927 as the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, making it one of the oldest destination marketing organizations in the United States. The mission of the organization is to generate economic growth for Saint Paul by effectively marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul and the region as a preferred convention and tourism destination. Visit Saint Paul oversees management of the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention Center and Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. For more information go to www.visitsaintpaul.com.