The concept of sanitization and social-distancing practice certification addresses the need for consumer comfort when returning to society's "new normal" post COVID-19. While businesses will likely be required to implement some certain practices by law, customers are far more likely to feel comfortable quickly returning to these businesses that go above and beyond the requirements to ensure the safety of their patrons. In order for customers to quickly understand the level of care that each business has put into their processes, an approved rating system should be implemented to incentivize businesses to go above and beyond.
The rating system is planned to be approved by an organization such as the WHO or CDC and sponsored by a relevant cleaning supply manufacturer (Lysol, Tide, etc.) who will be responsible for start-up costs in exchange for the title branding. The rating system will judge all businesses and service providers in a variety of categories and their commitment to keeping to these strict guidelines. The specific categories will vary depending on the type of business, and there will be four levels of certification (Certified, Bronze, Silver, and Gold.) The point system is to be awarded out of 100 and will work as follows:
Government Requirements : 25+ Pts (this is the minimum required level of sanitization and social distancing measures as instructed by the government.)
Certified: 50-59 Pts
Bronze: 60-69 Pts
Silver: 70-89 Pts
Gold: 80+ Pts