Amazing Moves: Open And Moving During The COVID-19 Crisis
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to escalate globally, many businesses have been forced to close their doors. Colorado has not been immune to the global impacts, as our state’s governor, Jared Polis, issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 25th, which has been extended through April 26th. Only “essential” businesses are allowed to remain open during this chaotic time. If you’re facing the difficult challenge of moving during the COVID-19 crisis, Amazing Moves is open and we can still support your move.
Are Movers Allowed To Operate During The Pandemic?
Yes, moving companies are still permitted to operate in the state of Colorado during the statewide stay-at-home order.
Only non-essential businesses have been ordered to close their doors. Most non-essential businesses mainly revolve around social functions/interactions and services of convenience.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, moving companies are currently considered to be “essential” businesses. At Amazing Moves, we fall under the “logistics” and “transportation” categories of essential businesses in Colorado and almost every other state. Our doors are fully open and we are prepared to take on just about any kind of move.
Is It Safe To Move During The Stay-At-Home Order?
As long as you adhere to the recommended guidelines from the CDC, it is safe to move during this epidemic. At Amazing Moves, we are following those guidelines and the recommendations from the American Moving & Storage Association.
If you are part of a vulnerable group (e.g., over 60 years of age, compromised immune system, etc.), we’d recommend that you self-isolate and reschedule your move for after the pandemic if at all possible. Your health is very important during this trying time, so it is vital that you exercise caution when possible.
We would also like to point out that movers have a low-risk of transmitting the coronavirus. Our movers interact with only a few customers every day, so we can easily practice social distancing during each and every move.
Our Preventative Measures For Moving Homes
At Amazing Moves, we are working to prioritize your safety and well-being at every possibility. We are taking a number of preventative measures to mitigate the risk of spreading the coronavirus during every move. Throughout this pandemic, our moving crews will be:
- Greeting customers with elbow bumps instead of handshakes.
- Utilizing gloves and hand sanitizer during all of our moves.
- Maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet from our customers.
- Practicing good hygiene by frequently washing our hands.
- Cleaning handles, doors, and moving equipment with disinfectant solution.
- Changing staff scheduling to reduce large gatherings.
In this difficult time, we have also begun to utilize virtual video surveys. This way, our movers don’t need to come to your home to assess your moving and storage needs. Thanks to video chat technology, we can still provide an accurate moving estimate for your upcoming move while cutting out the face-to-face interaction.
How You Can Prepare For Moving During The COVID-19 Crisis
You can help us make your move as safe and efficient as humanly possible! While we stick to our safety precautions, there are a number of steps you can take to protect your family and your well-being as well. We would recommend that you:
- Buy new cardboard boxes and avoid used boxes, just to be on the safe side.
- Provide access to hand washing stations and disinfection supplies for your movers.
- Sanitize your belongings and seal them up in bags and boxes.
- Wear gloves when you pack and unpack.
- Practice the safe hygienic recommendations of the CDC (e.g., washing hands frequently, avoid touching your face, etc.).
- Leave your doorways and windows open for improved ventilation and minimized risk.
- Practice social distancing and stay-at-home often.
A safe and virus-free move is entirely possible when we all work together! We’ll do our part to ensure your move is successful, highly efficient, and completely safe.
Safely Move Into Your New Home With Amazing Moves
Your move is essential, so we’re here to help. At Amazing Moves, we are still fully open for business during the coronavirus outbreak! Our movers can efficiently move your family into your new home while still adhering to the recommended social guidelines. We will work diligently to minimize the risk of transmission during your move and prioritize your well-being. We promise to take the necessary steps to complete the entirety of your move in a safe and efficient manner.
If you're moving during the COVID-19 outbreak, contact Amazing Moves today to learn more about our preventative measures and how we can help you.