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Covid-19 Resources


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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.

New Hampshire
Rhode Island

Maine Portland, ME "Essential Services" see PDF below
Maine guidelines as they are public and listed online:

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

PPP Loan Forgiveness re: rehires:

Payroll Tax Deferral and PPP Forgiveness:

NBT Insurance "The Employer’s Guide to COVID-19"

NECA's March 26th panel discussion:

Worcester Business Journal webinars on aid for small businesses and more:


Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

From Foley & Foley law firm (Family First Corona Virus Response Act)


From Consumer Reports

From WHIO-TV 7 - Boston 25 News

From Car and Driver

From Edmunds

From the CDC

From Car Pro USA

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"

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