Local business owners implement security measures after the increase in COVID cases

Local business owners implement security measures after the increase in COVID cases

Other local business owners are making changes to safety measures. Richard Gonzmart, the President and CEO of Columbia Restaurant Group, said staff will be required to wear a mask starting on Tuesday, July 20th. “If our staff gets vaccinated, they get a $50 gift card or $20 bucks cash on the spot and they have the option to not wear a mask if they so choose so they just have to have their vaccinated pin,” said Wilson. He stated in a Facebook post, “With COVID Delta variant infection rates rising, the Columbia Restaurant once again will lead our industry when it comes to the safety of our employees and customers.”

“All they have to do is ask and we’ll grab one right away. We keep a whole stash of them here. I want everyone to feel comfortable and know we take their safety very seriously,” said Wilson. Signs on the front door tell customers they may ask their server to wear a mask.

Wilson said she offered incentives to staff who received a vaccine. She also allows them to get vaccinated while on the clock. “To us, it’s not political at all. I just want my staff to be healthy and safe and we can’t operate as a business if I got half my staff out sick,” said Wilson.

This new safety measure for staff includes all 7 Columbia Restaurants and cafes in Tampa, Sarasota, Clearwater Beach, St. Augustine and Celebration, Ulele, Casa Santo Stefano, and Goody Goody in Tampa, and Cha Cha Coconuts in Sarasota. The post goes on to say, “Of course vaccinations are not a 100 percent guarantee against COVID, especially with the variants. Infections are occurring even to those who have been vaccinated, including to my wife Melanie and me. We recently tested positive even though I received the Pfizer vaccine and Melanie received the Moderna vaccine. But as my doctors told me, those who have received vaccinations are frequently more fortunate and blessed with the difference between life and death. We both recovered over 10 days following receiving antibodies infusion treatment.”

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