In order to increase awareness and promote health and wellness, related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Douglasville has launched its ‘Take Care, Douglasville’ campaign.
“The City is not requiring masks, rather, we are recommending the use of masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This campaign is a way to interact with the community in a fun way. Having to wear masks has taken some getting used to, but if we can find ways to have fun with it, we can shorten the period that they’re necessary.” Mayor Rochelle Robinson explained.
As part of the campaign, the City of Douglasville will provide masks, yard signs and buttons available for pick-up at the Douglasville Welcome Center. These will be available on a first come, first serve basis starting on Monday, August 24, 2020.
On the City’s social media pages, they’ve asked who followers are “masking for”. “Allowing our residents and followers to explain who or why they have decided to wear masks and submitting photos of themselves, their families, even their pets, engages and allows them to further build a sense of community,” described Community Relations Director, Jason Post.
The Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will also be working with local businesses to take a pledge committing to operate with precautions related to COVID-19. Social distancing and promoting the wearing of masks will be at the forefront of this pledge. The CVB will provide a list of businesses that have taken the pledge on their website. “It’s important for residents and visitors to know that their local businesses are open and safe to visit,” explained Tourism Program Manager, Samantha Rosado. “Tourism dollars are vital to our local economy and knowing that Douglasville is safe to visit keeps that economy going.”
Masks, signs, and buttons will be available at the Douglasville Welcome Center starting on Monday, August 24th, located at 12385 Veterans Memorial Highway, during normal business hours. Those wishing to participate can also follow the City’s Facebook page or log onto the City’s website.
The City of Douglasville is partnering with Unified Standards and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to provide businesses in the City of Douglasville limits with training opportunities to stay updated on COVID-19 safety measures.
The City of Douglasville has secured funds from the CARES Act to provide up to 500 seats for local businesses to participate in the training free of charge.
“As businesses begin to reopen or start to slowly expand their operation back to normal, nothing is more important than the safety of those businesses’ employees and their customers,” Tourism Program Manager Samantha Rosado explained. “This training will help businesses in our community comply with mandates from the Governor’s office to keep their employees and customers safe and healthy so they can operate confidently.”
Any interested businesses within the Douglasville City limits can visit www.VisitDouglasville.com and fill out the interest form. Once the application is submitted, the Douglasville Convention and Visitors Bureau will make direct contact with further instructions, provide access to the virtual training, and a toolkit to use during and after the training. Once the business has received that information, they can begin the training at their convenience.
For more information, contact the Douglasville Welcome Center at 770-947-5920 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.