Western Reserve Hospital Provides Health Guidelines to Local Businesses in Safe Shopping and Safe Dining Pledges

Western Reserve Hospital Provides Health Guidelines to Local Businesses in Safe Shopping and Safe Dining Pledges

Cuyahoga Falls, OH, June 17, 2020 – As a healthcare leader in Cuyahoga Falls and the surrounding area, Western Reserve Hospital is collaborating with local restaurants and retail establishments to boost consumer confidence and create the safest environments for the community amid heightened awareness as all navigate operating across the COVID-19 landscape.

“Businesses across Ohio and the nation have seen many changes in operations over the last several weeks and we want to offer support to our local businesses as much as we can,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “Keeping our community healthy is our top priority. As we continue to see the reopening of our local shops and restaurants, we are offering expertise from our infection control staff to guide owners, employees and community members to achieve the safest experience by following strategies to maintain healthy and safe environments.”

Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Ohio Department of Health, Western Reserve Hospital has provided local shops and restaurants with either a Safe Dining Pledge or Safe Shopping Pledge booklet detailing several safety tips recommended to ensure a clean establishment for customers and employees.

All booklets advise best practices for physical distancing, cleaning, disinfection, staff health screenings, handwashing techniques and proper face mask usage.

Once the local establishments review the pledge specific to their business and implement all health recommendations, they are given a certification sticker to post within their business to let the public know they are taking several steps to keep their facility as clean as possible. This program is free to all local business and restaurant owners.

Western Reserve Hospital has also created a Safe Community Promise in partnership with the surrounding communities, which is designed to engage the public in a way that involves them in the process of change. As an organization, Western Reserve Hospital continues to carry out safety strategies throughout their own facilities and encourages the community to review their Safe Care Pledge.

Learn more about how they are maintaining a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors and employees at Western Reserve Hospital

Please see the following booklets each containing Safety Guidelines for reopening/continuing with business amidst COVID concerns:
Safe Dining Book
Safe Service Book
Safe Shopping Book

***Businesses interested in participating and receiving certification are welcome to contact Kathy Romito, Community Relations Manager, (330) 255-3050 or kromito@westernreservehospital.org ***