Here are a few ways to make a difference in the lives of front-line staff working hard in our community. These small acts can help staff feel appreciated and safer while at their jobs.
1. Be Patient
Our service sector is juggling updated protocols and requirements, while also contending with staffing shortages. Expect that there may be longer than usual wait times for service and delivery. Your patience is greatly appreciated and goes a long way.
2. Respect Business’ COVID-19 Safety Plans
Individual businesses or event organizers may implement their own policies to best protect their employees. Please ensure you are aware of their respective procedures before entering the business and be prepared to meet the requirements for entry.
3. Show Kindness
Remember that front-line staff are not the ones making the rules. During these unprecedented times, a little kindness can go a long way. Say thank you, wear a mask, adhere to relevant health orders, keep your distance from employees and be kind to team members and other customers.
4. Don’t Forget to Tip
In addition to expressing thanks, tip front-line workers well if you are able. These workers are continuing to show up to work in the service industry. Tip as generously as you can.
5. Come Prepared
Events, businesses and services will ask to see your proof of vaccination and valid government ID. Show respect to the front-line staff by coming prepared with the necessary documents and keep up to date on Public Health Orders.
6. Support Friends & Family Who Are on the Front-Lines
A simple text, phone call, or Facebook message during this time can go a long way. Consider safely dropping off dinner or providing a gift card so that they can order dinner in after a long day.