Port Huron, MI — Tourism is a vital industry in the Blue Water area and throughout the state of Michigan. COVID-19 fears can lead to cancelled travel plans which then lead to lost revenue. The Pure Michigan Pledge has been developed to give tourists peace of mind while keeping revenue flowing into Michigan destinations.
The guidelines of the pledge are safety measures thought to mitigate transmission of COVID-19. Businesses who take the pledge promise to have their staff wear face masks, practice social distancing, clean high traffic areas regularly, keep sick employees home, wash hands frequently, and encourage use of cards instead of cash. Businesses that make the pledge can receive an official logo to display on their property and can be added to the map of locations that have made the promise.
The program was just rolled out and so far, major attractions like The Henry Ford, The Bavarian Inn, and others have gotten on board. No Blue Water area businesses are on the list yet. Businesses can sign up to take the pledge, request the logo, and get on the map at https://www.michigan.org/puremichiganpledge.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland