Suds Out Laundromat's COVID-19 Response
Laundry is an essential service, and Suds Out Laundromat stays open to the public. During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we're taking every precaution to ensure our employees' and customers' health and safety. That's why we've put ongoing protocols in place. We want everyone to have clean clothes and avoid getting sick during this crucial time.
Our Safety Measures Include:
- Social Distancing (Everyone Must Stand Six Feet Apart)
- Staff Regularly Washes Their Hands & Follows CDC Guidelines
- We Have Hand Sanitizer Stations Everywhere
- High-Traffic Surfaces Receive Regular Cleanings
- We Recommend Using Hot Water & High Drying Temperatures
Laundry Services Are Essential Services
In alignment with CDC recommendations, we believe American families deserve access to clean clothes. Sticking to a laundry schedule improves personal hygiene, which, in turn, helps people stay healthy. Research indicates that viruses can live on clothing and linens for up to three days. That's why we're committed to providing the cleanest, safest environment possible for our customers.
We are a part of the solution as we continue to provide customers with commercial-grade washers and dryers. It's how we're doing our part as a business.
Response From The Coin Laundry Association (CLA)
Laundromats Should Remain Open During COVID-19 Outbreak Providing Essential Service.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL - March 15, 2020: The Coin Laundry Association (CLA), the national trade association for the laundromat industry, requests that authorities designate laundromats as providing “essential services” during the COVID-19 outbreak. These facilities provide a basic public health service by serving millions of families with a safe place to wash and dry their clothes each week.
In alignment with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, American families should continue to observe the best levels of cleanliness and hygiene possible, including regular clothes washing, during the pandemic. Access to services is particularly important for laundromat customers who are often among low-income families with few alternatives to the neighborhood laundromat for clothes washing.
CLA is sharing CDC recommendations with its members regarding enhanced cleaning of hard surfaces and other “high touch” areas within their stores. The industry is committed to providing the cleanest, safest environment possible for its customers. The commercial-grade washers found in laundromats provide rigorous mechanical action which combined with hot water and proper detergent use effectively flush contaminants from clothing. Commercial gas-fired dryers deliver proper heating to further protect garments from harm.
The 30,000 small business owners of laundromats in the United States stand ready to help families keep their clothes clean during the pandemic. CLA is ready to work with Federal, state and municipal authorities to keep laundromats running during this crucial time.