[Huron County, Ontario] – In consultation with local municipalities and community partners, the County of Huron Economic Development department has produced a business signage package for consistent entryway signage to businesses and establishments that do not have consistent signage programs in their communities already.
A series of consistent, clear and welcoming signage options have been developed that kindly ask visitors to self-screen prior to entry, wear face coverings or masks, and practice physical distancing. Friendly signage options also remind visitors of customer limits within the store and hand hygiene expectations. Each sign recognizes the County of Huron, local Municipality and BIA in each area, as well as Huron Perth Public Health as supporters.
“It is important that our business community is using consistent signage that allows for easy recognition of expectations and public health messages, while being friendly and welcoming,” said Warden, Jim Ginn. “By using consistent signage, it signals a strong commitment from businesses and the community in working together to help keep everyone safe.”
The idea for consistent signage was inspired by an initiative undertaken by Doug Kuyvenhoven, Chair of the Wingham BIA. Doug personally provided signage, hand sanitizing stations and plexiglass shields to businesses in Wingham. Central Huron and Bluewater have also initiated signage programs.
To access the signage, owners and operators are invited to reach out to their local Municipality, Business Improvement Area (BIA) or Chamber of Commerce.
Alternatively, digital versions of the signs can be downloaded directly from the County of Huron Economic Development webpage: www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development.