How to Easily Add a Health Notification to Your Website

The world is spooked right now about the coronavirus.

As business owners, it’s especially important to be mindful of concerns customers may have.

Setting up a notification on your website is a simple way to communicate your sanitation efforts.

Best of all, these notifications can be setup within minutes with a simple WordPress plugin. Contact us if you like us to install it for you.

We can also help you with livestreaming your classes or one-on-one meetings with ZOOM.

Using a Cookie Notice Plugin for Every Notice

Over the last few years many plugins have been created to support European laws around website tracking and cookies.

These plugins are lightweight and can be used for any type of notification you want.

This site uses the Cookie Notice Plugin which has many customization options.

Key Features

  • Ability to display notifications on top or bottom of website.
  • Ability to link to supporting pages.
  • Let’s you customize colors.
  • Free to use

Downloading Cookie Notice for WordPress

Login to your WordPress dashboard, click “plugins”, click “add-new”.

On the following screen type in “cookie notice” in the search bar. Then select the plugin that says “Cookie Notice for GDPR & CCPA”. You’ll notice it has more than 1 million active downloads and over 2,400 five-star reviews.

Click “Install Now” and then “Activate”.

Customize Your Notifications

From the WordPress Dashboard click on “Settings” and then “Cookie Notice”.

Your Notification Message

Next to “Message” you can write whatever notification you deem appropriate for your area and market.

Button Text

You can customize the text on the button that will make your notification disappear.

Privacy Policy

You can click “Enable Privacy Policy Link” if you want to redirect users to another page on your website.

Many local businesses have created new pages on their websites which go into detail explaining what they have done in response to the COVID-19 threat (more on that below).

Colors

On the bottom of the plugin you’ll see options to change the Text Color and Bar Color of your notification.

Click “Save Changes” and you’re done!

Please note it sometimes takes a minute or two for the plugin to refresh. You will need to use a new browser, with no cookies, in order for you to see the notification live on your website.

Your “Learn More” Page

Here are some images of emails and social media posts my team has recently seen involving small businesses and the coronavirus.

What I like about all these messages is that they convey a sense of personality that’s appropriate to each business.

(Yoga Studio)

Our studio is great place to do yoga. While we want you to have fun doing yoga at home online with us, protecting yourself and your loved ones from Coronavirus is most important. We have always been especially vigilant about disinfecting our studios during cold and flu season, and with the recent spread of coronavirus COVID-19, we have redoubled our efforts at providing a clean environment.

TIPS you have seen them a hundred times by now but best practice to avoid getting sick include:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or if not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Carry hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Maintain social distance in public gatherings

Links to WHO & CDC for Best Practices

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

(Breakfast Restaurant)

(Yoga Studio)

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