EL PASO, Texas (KFOX14/CBS4) — So El Paso is working to keep the community safe from the coronavirus.
Owner Anne Mitchell spent more than $700 on items for her shop in west El Paso to keep her customers safe when she reopened.
Mitchell bought sneeze guards, new software, thermometers and face masks.
Reopening has been tough for Mitchel during the pandemic.
She said she wants to make sure they keep El Paso on the map.
So El Paso is a souvenir gift shop that sells its famous salsa, pecans, tshirts, hats, Mexican crafts, Chihuahuas gear and gift baskets.
Mitchell said 50 percent of her customers are tourists.
Sales from the salsa at Whole Foods has increased. Mitchell credits the increase of sales at the grocery store to people staying at home.
The city of El Paso is partnering with businesses to take the pledge to safety.
The pledge lets the community know that the business is protecting the health of their employees and customers; and to help keep their operation open.
Pledge to Safety Guidelines for participating local businesses:
Review the checklist and modify their individual practices to meet the criteria
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