New York City’s dynamism is defined by its people—those who live, work and visit there. Ensuring everyone’s well-being is paramount right now and it’s a community effort. That’s why NYC & Company launched the Stay Well NYC Pledge, a set of health and safety practices for businesses and consumers.
Businesses such as Top of the Rock Observation Deck are pledging to adhere to guidance backed by public health protocols, to help the five New York City boroughs reopen and welcome visitors responsibly.
The pledge asks businesses to have people wash their hands frequently; wear masks or face coverings while on the premises, unless it’s medically unsafe; clean and sanitize all surfaces and common areas in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines; perform staff wellness checks and require sick employees to stay home; limit capacity as directed to support social distancing; and make hand sanitizer and/or handwashing facilities available when possible.
Visitors are also integral to the reopening equation.
The pledge asks New York City visitors to wash or sanitize their hands before entering an establishment; wear masks or face coverings while on the premises, unless it’s medically unsafe; use credit card, debit card or other contactless payment methods when possible; stay home when they’re not feeling well; maintain 6 or more feet of distance from others, if possible; and use hand sanitizer throughout their stay.
Whenever your students get back on the road, knowing how to stay safe—and how businesses and attractions are taking proper measures—is key to having an unforgettable adventure.
Learn more about the Stay Well NYC Pledge at NYC & Company.
Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for Teach & Travel.
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