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Point Loma sisters create COVID safety course for small businesses

Posted at 9:22 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 12:22:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Kristi's a full-time 5th grade teacher and her sister, Heather, is the director of compliance and relations at San Diego State, Heather also runs a small tattoo removal business on the side.

When COVID came around, the sisters added even more to their plate.

"We're both born entrepreneurs and always are thinking about solutions," says Heather.

While Heather was creating a COVID training guide for her employees as her small business prepared to reopen, the sisters stumbled upon an idea that could help small business owners navigate some of their own challenges.

"We started brainstorming and began to go through pieces, did the research and provided a training for her employees and thought,'oh my gosh, if she needs this everyone's going to need this,'" Kristi recalled.

That's when Small Business Employee Training was born.

Their safety course takes in-depth COVID-19 information, along with CDC guidelines and regulations, and transforms it all into a 30-minute safety course for employees.

"In the state of COVID, there was a lot of fear and anxiety around going back to work. How does that happen, what are the requirements," Kristi said.

Since the course have became available, over 300 employees have taken the course through their employers.

"The goal is an employee would enter the workplace, go through a training, and understand what COVID is and how to keep themselves and other safe in the workplace."

The course is only $7 and employees receive a certificate of completion afterwards.