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Businesses take ‘Stay Safe to Stay Open’ pledge

Dec 11, 2020 04:48PM ● By By Becky Ginos

By Becky Ginos | [email protected]

KAYSVILLE—The Davis Chamber of Commerce joined with Kaysville Mayor Katie Witt and Boondocks’ general manager last week to promote the next phase of the “Stay Safe to Stay Open” campaign in Davis County encouraging businesses to join in taking the pledge of public health best practices.

“In the first few months thousands of businesses took the pledge,” said Angie Osguthorpe, president of the Davis Chamber of Commerce. “We’re trying to mobilize throughout the state for businesses to take the pledge. The goal is to get all businesses doing their part to stay safe so they can stay open.”

“We want to have a fun, safe environment not only for our residents but throughout the county,” said Witt. “I’m very passionate about helping businesses both large and small. I hope businesses that have not taken it will so that more people can come to their business.”

Boondocks General Manager Matt Beckstrand said he was excited to take the pledge. “We were closed from March 17 to June 2. Let me tell you we were excited to open again. During those two months we were cleaning and doing more cleaning. We sanitize between every guest and masks are mandated. We’ve done everything and then some. We want people to have fun but it’s more important to safe.”

It’s simple to take the pledge, he said. “We encourage others to do it so customers can feel confident that they can stay safe and keep their families safe. Our own team members know what is expected of them. We even have Santa Claus coming the next couple of weeks where kids can have breakfast with him.”

Businesses that take the pledge receive digital and physical collateral including a seal of approval they can display to their customers, said Osguthorpe. “Here at the Davis Chamber, we strive to be leaders in the community. That includes doing everything in our power to keep businesses flourishing in our community while keeping our residents safe.”

To view the pledge and participating businesses visit