Local businesses enhancing sanitation amid COVID-19 fears

Posted at 8:21 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 00:02:50-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Businesses in Corpus Christi are taking extra steps to protect customers from Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, and other illnesses. Many are now enhancing their cleaning and sanitizing procedures, to take a proactive measure to help stop the spread of germs.

Staff at Waves Resort already do what they can to keep the business clean, but recently, they've been stocking up on more cleaning supplies.

In the peak of flu season, and a midst growing concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), local businesses are enhancing their cleaning and sanitizing routines.

"They (staff) have extra anti-bacterial wipes that they can use," said Stephanie Pickett, the general manager. "We clean the counters every half hour, especially during times of busy check-in, or when there are a lot of park visitors."

Those measures are in place for the safety of their guests, like Steven Sanchez.

"We've seen that they really do a lot of focus on cleaning and sterilizing and things, so we feel a lot comfortable here," said Sanchez.

A notice has also been posted at all the Freedom Fitness Gyms in Corpus Christi. The notice says they're approach to COVID-19 is: increased cleaning intervals and cleaning scope for janitorial services and staff, modified cleaning agents to be the most effective in killing bacteria and viruses, educated staff on the importance of proper cleaning and illness prevention, ensuring all sanitation stations around the gym are restocked."

H-E-B has also increased safety measures. The store has implimented limits on certain cleaning items, while making sure to do the best they can to keep shelves stocked. Staff have also been cleaning and sanitizing more often, and have placed hand throughout the store. Sanitation wipes are at every entrance.

Additionally, if staff are feeling sick, they're encouraged to stay home. Also, the company has eliminated all business-related air travel until further notice. For more information on what H-E-B is doing, click here.

So whether it's at the grocery store, at the gym, or a day at the resort, many businesses are making staff and customer safety a top priority.

"They're looking out for our well-being," said Sanchez. "And that makes it a lot easier for us to come here and enjoy, and not have to worry about Coronavirus or any virus."