Ensenada, B.C. June 4, 2020. The Committee Came from Baja California, in coordination with the Secretariat of Sustainable Economy and Tourism (SEST) and with the Secretary of Health of the State Government, began the first training in the State as a step to the certification promoted by the Ministry of Health under the "COVID-19-free work environments" program.
The head of the SEST, Mario Escobedo Carignan pointed out that “this synergy with the wine sector will allow us to implement and carry out all the actions within our reach to prepare the industry for a responsible economic activation and that will be key to the economic and social reactivation of the state ".
The objective of this training is to disseminate the importance and proper handling of sanitary filters as well as the criteria for the application of healthy distance, cleaning logs and the correct use of protective equipment for employees and visitors.
Bodegas de Santo Tomás made its facilities available so that the 67 wineries associated with the Provino Committee could attend the training given by Lic. Verónica Torres Rodríguez from the Department of Health Promotion Jurisdiction Sanitaria de Ensenada and the TAMP Adalberto Fimbres Díaz de la Secretary of Health in Ensenada.
"We have a joint agenda with the Government, aiming at a responsible reopening of our businesses, always thinking about the health of our employees, customers and the community," said Santiago Cosío Pando, President of Provino Baja California.
During the following weeks, the implementation of the guidelines observed in the facilities of the wineries will continue and with other training that will be offered through digital platforms, concluding with an inspection that distinguishes the wineries with the COVID-Free Work Environment Certification -19, promoting the reopening of the cellars responsibly once the competent authorities allow it.
Finally, the Undersecretary of Tourism, Ivette Casillas Rivera, mentioned that these actions undertaken in a coordinated manner by the Wine Sector and authorities, will pay to regain the climate of trust in the main tourist-issuing markets, who travel to our State to know the incredible gastronomic scenarios and products such as Craft Beer, Wine, and Baja Med food.