It’s been a long two years since the first known cases of COVID-19 were reported back in 2020. While most businesses have reopened throughout the state of Oregon, the need for sanitation and proper safety guidelines are still required for many of those places.
In Portland, the response has varied. Some businesses have chosen to temporarily close their doors again, particularly due to cases rising among their employees. Others have opted to simply retain more protective measures to ensure safety, especially with so many visitors traveling through the area.
When an employee tests positive, it can create a stressful environment for any business, and Premier Restoration Partners can step in to help.
Tourism and the Rise of Cases
Oregon relies heavily on tourism as a means of income. Visitors choose our state as a travel destination every year from all over the country. Portland alone saw over 11 million visitors in 2021.
It’s not surprising, given the natural beauty and way of life offered here. However, the number of visitors is only continuing to grow, and despite the initial setbacks of the pandemic, businesses are feeling the pressure from it. Under normal circumstances, tourists would be a welcome addition to the income needed by most restaurants and small shops, but most are feeling the pressure of keeping their employees safe and their workplaces sanitized.
Recommended Guidelines and Practical Implementation
Depending on the size of the business, closing down for even a few days can mean the difference between whether or not they can keep running at all, and while the CDC has listed several recommended guidelines to help businesses reduce the risk of spread among their employees, it can be difficult to obtain the proper protective gear and equipment when it comes to the sanitation process.
Premier Restoration Partners is available to cover all your needs, and is a faster, safer alternative to disinfecting your place of business. Our knowledge and expertise in all areas of biohazard treatment can ensure your place of business remains safe, and our emergency services are available 24/7.
Give us a call, and we’ll make sure you get back up and running.