Helping retailers fight the fear of COVID cooties.

(Disclosure: Rose Law Group Represents HealthyVerify Certification)

By Ina Steiner |

Rifling through bins of used clothing used to bring joy to online sellers hoping to nab designer goods at thrift-store prices to resell on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, or selling apps for a healthy profit. But the coronavirus pandemic may put a damper on thrill-of-the-hunt scouting trips and could even give mall shoppers the heebie-jeebies.

A new service hopes to reassure germaphobe customers (and store employee) who may be afraid of catching COVID by offering to certify stores as adhering to good hygiene practices.

The HealthyVerify safety standards program was created by the Rose Law Group with the help of Arizona State University and Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in Arizona, according to an article published today by the Phoenix Business Journal.