The Development Authority of Columbia County announces, “We’re in!” for Georgia Safety Promise

July 17, 2020

Today, the Development Authority of Columbia County announced that, “We’re in” as part of Governor Kemps’ Georgia Safety Promise campaign. This campaign was launch to unite Georgians committed to keeping Georgia’s economy open and keeping Georgia safe for everyone.

We recognize that we all have a role to play in keeping Georgia safe and keeping Georgia open for business. We show our support of this initiative by committing to the following guidelines from the Georgia Department of Health:

checkmark  Keep social distance
checkmark  Wearing a face covering
checkmark  Washing and sanitizing hands

Any business can also pledge their support to the Georgia Safety Promise. By promising to practice these safety habits, your company can join a community of more than 740 companies committed to the safety of all Georgians. For more information, please visit this website.



The Development Authority of Columbia County Makes ‘Georgia Safety Promise’ to Follow COVID-19 Guidelines

Evans, Georgia – July 17, 2020 – The Development Authority of Columbia County announced today they are joining fellow businesses​ across the state in taking the Georgia Safety Promise. This safety campaign is a simple agreement, made by both businesses and the public, to take basic steps to protect each other. We are proud to make the Georgia Safety Promise and display the signage with pride as we help keep Georgia and our community safe, working, and open for business.

By committing to the Georgia Safety Promise, Georgia businesses – and consumers – commit to following safety guidelines from the Governor’s office and the Georgia Department of Public Health for operating during COVID-19, including promoting social distancing, wearing a face covering, cleaning surfaces, and washing and sanitizing hands. The Development Authority of Columbia County is proud to join this public-private partnership program to do its part to create a safe environment for employees and customers and contribute to Georgia’s economic recovery. Printed materials announcing, “I’m in.” will be on display at the business location(s).

“’I’m in!’ to reopen safely. We took the Georgia Safety Promise to show​  our commitment to creating a safe environment for our local businesses and our prospects,” said Robbie Bennett, Executive Director. “Unless we all agree to look out for each other, we can’t stay ahead of this virus. We are also​ proud to help put a spotlight on our community as we all seek to reopen safely so we can stay open for business in Georgia.”

The Georgia Safety Promise was established to not only support Georgia businesses as they reopen, but to reassure patrons that safety guidelines are being followed. The program is a special designation given to participating Georgia businesses who make the promise. Signage, printable graphics and social media sample posts are part of a toolkit available for businesses to show patrons that they have joined the Georgia Safety Promise.

The program provides an opportunity to inspire residents to act in a socially responsible way for the good of all Georgians and to support local businesses as they recover from the economic effects of COVID-19.

The Georgia Safety Promise public-private partnership program is led by the Office of the Governor and includes the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Bankers Association, Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, Georgia Retail Association, Georgia Restaurant Association, and Georgia NFIB. The campaign was developed based on recommendations from Kemp’s Coronavirus Task Force Economic Impact Committee, chaired by State Fiscal Economist Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman.

To join the pledge and learn more about the Georgia Safety Promise, visit