It’s STILL Important: Social Distancing for the Win!
Flowers are blooming and new possibilities are growing. Spring creates new life – teeny birds and wee little squirrels. It brings the desire to connect with others after the hunkered-down winter.
After the colder months, after quarantining, and after we’ve been helping to flatten the curve, we’re thirsty to reach out and make connections again. And Covid19 has undeniably changed the way this spring (and beyond) will roll.
Safe social distancing is a term that we have all heard by now. Some people accept it, face
masks and all, while others rail against it and continue on as they typically would. I’m calling this
new phase “awareness fatigue,” “vigilance fatigue,” or maybe we’re just exhausted!
It’s important to the health of any cannabis business, for employees and customers, to be
mindful of, and continue to participate in, safe social distancing.
Now, spring allergies have us wondering and extra nervous. We may be tempted to duck for
cover when someone sneezes or coughs. We may grow weary of all the new rules. We may be
fed up with placing product on the counter and then stepping back 6-feet for a customer or
patient to step forward and then to step back (The Social Distance Shuffle).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to practice social distancing, we should keep at least 6 feet (or 2 arms’ length) from people outside your home, not gather together in groups, and stay away from places that are crowded, including mass gatherings. It sounds simple enough, but how do we continue to keep that fresh and play by the rules as the country begins to re-open?
We’re not out of the weeds yet, my friends!
Social distancing may be here to stay for the months ahead. Each state’s regulatory group has released temporary rules to navigate this pandemic. The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) in Colorado released emergency rules for licensed dispensaries that detail a few different ways cannabis businesses can stay safe.
For example, dispensaries in Colorado are required to limit the number of people on the premises at one time, monitor that everyone is maintaining 6 feet of distance from each other – including employees, and even use online or app-based waiting lists and ordering systems to prevent long lines from forming and shorten the amount of time people are on the premises. The MED also recommends frequent hand washing, avoiding handshakes with customers and patients, and to cough or sneeze into your elbow and not into your hands.
In an effort to best serve the cannabis community, Cannabis Trainers has integrated “Safe
Delivery” and “Safe Curbside Pickup” to our Sell-SMaRT™ Responsible Vendor training.
We know that wading through emergency regulations can be confusing and we’re here to help.
Compliance is our middle name after all!
Practicing safe social distancing measures is an important way that your cannabis business can
help care for your employees and customers alike. It may feel exhausting, and we look forward
to more ease… but YOUR health and wellness alongside a safe place for your patients and
customers is, and always will be, a priority.
Be safe, stay healthy, and keep enjoying the Social Distance Shuffle!
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