Safer In Sauk Program
Sauk County leaders are looking for ways to highlight and support businesses that have implemented safe practices, as recommended by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
This commitment ensures that customers are safe through merchants’ attention to employee health and hygiene, updated cleaning and disinfecting policies, modified business operations and increased employee training and support during this pandemic.
Many Baraboo Area businesses have reopened with new cleaning procedures, social distancing requirements and limited capacity. We want consumers to know the Baraboo Area is a safe place to visit, shop and do business.
The Chamber is providing #SaferInSauk posters to members that have implemented special health and safety protocols in their workplaces so that consumers with health concerns know where they can safely conduct business.
Safer In Sauk survey results
In an effort to help educate and do our part in reducing the spread of COVID, below are survey highlights on how people in Sauk County view local risks, and the importance of proper cleaning, distancing and mask requirements.
The top three things most people reported having value and/or that make them feel safe when visiting your business are:
- Enhanced Cleaning: 53% say that this is essential. 28% reported it is important.
- Limiting customers to ensure proper social distancing: 53% said essential. 21% said important.
- ALL employees wearing masks: 51% reported that this is essential. 20% reported important.
These three values have increased from mid-June to the end of June. Because of this data, we encourage you to consider how you communicate your COVID plan for proper social distancing, cleaning and employee/customer recommended face masks. To assist you in developing these messages, we encourage you to visit the WEDC Guidelines by clicking Here. If you are following the guidelines, keep in mind the chamber has #SaferInSauk posters that you can use to promote message and business.
If you have an employee who has tested positive, we encourage you to contact the Sauk County Health Department immediately for guidance. You should expect the following:
- Businesses with a positive employee and/or close contacts to a positive case should expect to wait 24 hours and then disinfect the area(s) where the person who tested positive worked, allow that positive case to stay home for at least 10 days, and any close contact to stay home for 14 days.
To help do our part, Chamber staff will be wearing a mask when a customer enters the Visitor Center, or while in public. Will you join us and do the same? Thank you for your consideration and helping to keep Sauk County COVID numbers low.
Find guidance for businesses from Sauk County Health here.
Kudos to the businesses that have taken precautions to make sure we’re all “Safer In Sauk.” Call the Chamber at (608) 356-8333 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a poster and join these businesses: Spa Serenity, Bekah Kate’s, Urbanwood Studio, Con Amici, Nail’d with Style, Eye of the Beholder, Best Western, Just Imagine, Burkhalter Travel, Aspire Salon Suites, Top Hat, QTI Group, Ringling House B&B, Wellbeing Healing Services, G&G Concessions, Baraboo Burger Company, Las Milpas, Pizza Ranch, Baraboo Candy, RE/MAX Grand, Wisconsin River Title, Wild Bird Barn, International Crane Foundation, Baraboo Children’s Museum, Amber Moon, Kids Ranch, Community First Bank, Remedy Intelligent Staffing, Helen’s Daughters Studio, Sauk County Art Association, International Clown Hall of Fame and Very Merry Holiday Fair.