LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Over 150 Lawrence businesses and organizations lept to take the Lawrence Promise.

The Lawrence organization, eXplore Lawrence, says over 150 businesses and organizations have taken the Lawrence Promise, a commitment to keeping residents, employees and visitors safe from COVID-19.

The organization says committing to the Lawrence Promise means:

  • adhering to all federal, state, and local public health mandates including:
  • creating transmission barriers
  • implementing enhanced sanitation procedures
  • promoting health screening measures for employees and volunteers
  • following industry-specific best practices related to COVID-19 
  • making themselves available to speak about questions and concerns

According to eXplore Lawrence those that sign the promise may display the Lawrence Promise Seal. Residents that see the seal can rest easy knowing practices are in place to protect the surrounding community.

The Lawrence Promise says the largest organization to sign the promise is Lawrence Pubic Schools.

The organization says it has created a promise for individuals as well. Over 100 residents have already committed to the following practices:

  • cleaning their hands often
  • avoiding close contact with others
  • covering their mouth and nose when around others
  • staying home when sick
  • covering coughs and sneezes

According to eXplore Lawrence, the Lawrence Promise has been sponsored by them, the Chamber of Lawrence, Downtown Lawrence Inc. and the Lawrence Restaurant Association with the support of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.

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