Businesses committed to comply with biosecurity measures before opening
The National Association of Merchants of Panama (Anadeco), through its spokesperson Shani Gerschfeld, reiterate their commitment to fully comply with the health measures and protocols adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, before the restart of their operations from Monday, September 28.
In a statement, Anadeco indicates that among the prevention measures adopted for the physical opening, the mandatory use of face masks was established as an essential requirement for entering shops, and in case of not complying with this measure access will be denied; In addition, each person who enters stores or businesses must undergo the temperature measurement procedure.
It was also detailed that row dividers, graphic material will be placed on the floor for the entrance to each premises, providing the distance controls between customers, points for hand disinfection with sanitizers or alcohol gel in each premises.
And the capacity allowed in each location will be controlled, taking into account the available space capacity as requested by the health authorities. The limit of people in each premises must be informed with graphic material upon admission, including the personnel on duty.
The spokeswoman recalled that due to religious holidays this Monday, September 28, some shops and department stores will be closed and will be reactivated on September 29, but others will be active from Monday.
The National Government authorized, through Resolution No. 902 of September 24, 2020 published this Friday in the Official Gazette, the reactivation, operation and mobilization of new economic activities as of September 28.
This resolution authorizes the reopening with the presence of the retail business, which includes the opening of shopping centers, restaurants and inns and all professional, administrative and general services.
And it also allows the reopening of the Hipódromo Presidente Remón, without an audience and only with virtual betting mechanisms.