COVID-19 UPDATE
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Mask of Wellness Initiative & FREE Starter Kits
Vision North Iowa partners believe that Public Health = Economic Health and have adopted the Mask of Wellness initiative. This positive movement supports and promotes ‘COVID-Conscious’ businesses so together we can #KeepNorthIowaOpen. Businesses can sign up and self-certify at  www.maskofwellness.com , pledging that they will take three simple actions to maintain the safety of employees and customers of their establishments:
 
  • MASKS: Masks worn by every employee in all shared areas of the work environment
  • HYGIENE: Practice personal, surface, and distance hygiene
  • HEALTH: Conduct daily health self-certification
 
The Mask of Wellness program is available to anyone and it takes less than a minute to sign up. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to all of the toolkit resources.
 
Help #KeepNorthIowaOpen – Get your FREE starter kit


  • Starter Kit includes: 25 disposable masks you can offer to customers or employees, a “Mask of Wellness” sign for your front door, and a “What We’re Doing” flyer to inform others of the program

  • Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be picked up at the Commerce Center (9 N Federal Ave, Mason City) and the Clear Lake Chamber (205 Main Ave, Clear Lake) beginning on Wednesday, July 8 and on weekdays between 9AM-4PM.

Questions about the starter kits can be directed to admin@northiowacorridor.com .
Business Guidance from CG Public Health
Preventing outbreaks is key to continue to protect your employees and their families from COVID-19. Below is the COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine guidelines from CG Public Health as of June 29, 2020. These guidelines should be used for ALL employees affected by the virus in order to control the spread of COVID-19 to additional employees within your facility.



Additional Measures Businesses Should Continue:

  • Screen all employees by taking their temperature and assessing for COVID-19 symptoms. Immediately remove any employee exhibiting symptoms from the workplace.
  • Implement measures to enable social distancing as much as possible.
  • Prioritize hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette among employees.

If your business has questions on preventing, detecting, and managing cases of COVID-19, please call CG Public Health (641.421.9300) or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Business Guidance.
As your local Chamber of Commerce, we will do our best to continue sending important information as we receive it, without overburdening you with emails. For additional resources and information on COVID-19, please visit our website . 
Mason City Chamber | 641.423.5724 | chamber@masoncityia.com | www.masoncityia.com