Moving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Moving is burdensome even on your best day. It's obviously much more difficult during a time like now, in which the entire country has essentially shut down. With COVID-19 spreading rapidly, we must take extra caution to avoid contracting the virus. This article will provide you with advice for moving as safely as possible during the pandemic. This information was acquired from articles published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Moving and Storage Association, and the World Health Organization.
Tips for Moving During the Coronavirus Outbreak:
• If you are over 60 years old, have pre-existing respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, or have a weakened immune system; you are classified in the high-risk group. People in the high-risk group should attempt to reschedule their move for a date after the pandemic has passed.
• Do not reuse boxes from previous moves or other sources. The coronavirus lives on surfaces like cardboard, so make sure you purchase brand new boxes before packing your belongings.
• Sanitize furniture and boxes before moving them. Use disinfectant spray and wipes to clean the surfaces of the items that you're moving.
• Make sure that your movers wash their hands and have hand sanitizer accessible. For extra protection, make sure that the movers wear gloves too.
• If you have COVID-19 symptoms, tell your movers immediately so that they can take the necessary safety measures. Make sure to isolate yourself as much as possible during the move to avoid potentially spreading the virus.
• Even if you are not experiencing any signs of having contracted COVID-19, keep a safe distance from the movers and other people helping you move. Try to stay at a distance of at least 6 feet.
We hope that these tips will help you during your move and that everyone stays safe and healthy. Movers can also utilize free resources available at www.ready.gov to plan for specific situations. These resources can help owners and managers of small to midsize businesses to prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency. They have resources on both emergency response and business continuity.