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NOW AVAILABLE CLICK Covid-19 Resources Brochure: Supplies for the Car Wash Industry
NECA compiled these resources from Supplier members of our Association as a service to the industry.


Scroll down for attached documents: 4/10/2020 Update from the NECA Leadership, 4/14/20 Portland, ME "Essential Services", sample letter submitted by Harrell's President

We add and update information regularly. Here is some sources of information we have identified as relevant to the industry and for small businesses. You can't have too much good information, especially if your customers are asking questions.

Massachusetts https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-resources-and-guidance-for-businesses
New Hampshire https://www.nh.gov/covid19/resources-guidance/businesses.htm
Rhode Island https://health.ri.gov/covid/
Vermont https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19-guidance

Maine https://www.maine.gov/governor/mills/covid-19 Portland, ME "Essential Services" see PDF below
4/30
Maine guidelines as they are public and listed online: https://www.maine.gov/decd/covid-19-prevention-checklists

Safe Six - InfoGraphic with guidelines for Re-opening from Cushman & Wakefield: scroll down for PDF

PPP Loan Forgiveness re: rehires:
https://www.murthalaw.com/files/tax_business_ppp_loan_forgiveness_what_if_i_offer_to_rehire_an_employee_and_they_reject_my_offer.pdf


Payroll Tax Deferral and PPP Forgiveness: https://www.bakerlaw.com/alerts/seven-facts-employers-need-to-know-about-payroll-tax-deferral
https://www.bakerlaw.com/alerts/faqs-the-coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-cares-act-what-it-means-for-employers

NBT Insurance "The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19" https://www.nbtinsurance.com/assets/docs/COVID-19/HRToolKit.pdf

NECA's March 26th panel discussion: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4013543302644345613

Worcester Business Journal webinars on aid for small businesses and more: https://www.wbjournal.com/webinars

CARES Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

From Foley & Foley law firm (Family First Corona Virus Response Act)
https://foleylawpractice.com/2020/03/19/what-you-need-to-know-and-do-now-ffcra/

From NFIB
https://nfib.com/content/press-release/coronavirus/nfib-study-coronavirus-impact-on-small-businesses/

From Consumer Reports
https://consumerreports.org/tires-car-care/how-to-kill-coronavirus-in-your-car-without-damaging-interior-surfaces/

From WHIO-TV 7 - Boston 25 News
https://whio.com/news/national/coronavirus-tips-from-auto-detailer-for-cleaning-and-disinfecting-your-car/uuw431nxJ1nhG9KswIIOfP/

From Car and Driver
https://caranddriver.com/news/a31445391/how-to-clean-car-coronavirus/

From Edmunds
https://edmunds.com/car-safety/how-to-reduce-the-risk-of-the-coronavirus-in-your-vehicle.html

From the CDC
https://cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html

From Car Pro USA
https://carprousa.com/Keeping-Your-Car-Germ-Free-During-the-Coronavirus-Pandemic-and-Flu-Season/a/165


Here's what some operators in our area are doing now:

  • Offering exterior wash services only - no direct customer contact.
  • Completely closing the high touch vacuum area.
  • Sanitizing high touch areas like payment keypads after every use.
  • Ordering effective disinfectants from a trusted chemical supplier (see CDC list below)
  • Instituting across the board hourly reductions to lessen the affect on any one employee.
  • Shortening business hours and/or retaining only key personnel as business slows.
  • Discontinuing detailing services.
  • Providing staff training on the necessity of social distancing in the car wash, and the wearing and use of protective gear.
  • Deep cleaning all restrooms, staff break and customer use areas.
  • At scheduled intervals throughout the day, sanitizing pre-wash guns, pay stations and payment keypads, vacuums, vending, door knobs, etc.
  • Offering customers advice on how to sanitize the interiors of their cars.

From ICA "Sharing Ideas in a Time of Crisis" https://www.carwash.org/sharing

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