The following information was provided by Target through its corporate features website.
As businesses across Minnesota begin to plan for a safe reopening, Target created a package of helpful operational resources for them to use. It’s called the SAFE Retail toolkit, and includes templates and guides for employee health screening, benefits examples and cleaning protocols, as well as social distancing and safe employee measures. Our teams created the materials using learnings and insights from Target’s own pandemic response efforts. Now, we’re working with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, along with Minnesota business associations and other elected leaders, to share the toolkit with businesses across the state.
Another important factor in a safe reopening plan is the ability to monitor health across the workforce. So when state leaders asked for help creating a resource, our technology experts developed a digital healthcare screening tool that Minnesota businesses can use to track the health of their workforce and identify trends over time.
To connect communities with affordable supplies to keep their employees healthy and safe, we tapped Target’s supplier network to source infrared thermometers for the state to provide businesses and nonprofits at wholesale cost. That’s in addition to a number of healthcare resources we’ve sourced for use across the state, and the thousands of masks and gloves we donated to healthcare workers (more on that below). It’s all with a goal of promoting a safe recovery for all Minnesotans.
“Target plays many roles in our communities, including retailer, distribution network and employer,” says Tony Heredia, Target’s vice president of compliance & ethics and corporate security. “We believe sharing our expertise with policymakers and elected officials is an important part of being a strong business leader. By sharing our learnings, we hope to support other businesses, communities and leaders so they can operate in a safe way, considering the health and wellbeing of employees, customers and communities alike.”