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Why Moving Services are Considered Essential During COVID-19

May 28, 2020 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsCorporate Moving

For the past two months, the coronavirus pandemic has forced the closing of thousands of businesses across the country. Businesses deemed non-essential have closed to implement social distancing to slow the spread of the deadly COVID-19. Only recently have some non-essential businesses been allowed to reopen under specific guidelines.

Moving companies were among the businesses deemed essential during the lockdown in NYC.  Companies that help people move are considered essential because plenty of individuals and companies had scheduled moves several months before the outbreak was reported, and were not able to postpone their plans. Individuals and businesses with more flexibility could push their moves further back. Still, for companies unable to change their move dates, they may be wondering how to protect themselves during a business relocation.

It is now more important than ever to find a corporate relocation and storage company that also prioritizes the health and safety of its customers and employees, and can make moving during this challenging health crisis as safe and efficient as possible. At CRS Movers, we follow all the CDC’s recommendations to ensure our moves don’t put lives at risk.

What are Considered Essential Reasons to Leave Home?

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended NYC’s Stay At Home order until at least June 13. However, the executive order has allowed essential businesses to remain open, and that includes moving services — which also means that residents are allowed to move into a new apartment, house, or office if they need to.

Essential businesses are open to provide services that residents can access during the lockdowns. People can leave their homes to complete necessary tasks like:

  • Receiving health care
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Caring for family members
  • Exercising outside
  • Relocating 

The outbreak has changed the procedures moving companies follow. Health officials have been urging people to practice social distancing measures that include keeping a greater distance from others when out in public, and frequent hand washing to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

To remain safe during a relocation during the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals can take practical steps to protect their health.

What Safety Precautions Should I Take During a Move?

If you have a move coming up in NYC, the CDC recommended cleaning the items you plan to move, and the surfaces you touch as frequently as possible with household cleaners and disinfectants, such as Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. CRS Moving & Storage provides a full-service deep-cleaning to disinfect every space in your office. Our Deep Cleaning, Disinfecting & Electrostatic Spraying service provides you with an office sanitization second to none.

Your best method for moving safely is to employ the services of a professional moving and storage company that implements best practices for moving during the pandemic. CRS Movers has years of experience handling commercial relocations and is following the CDC’s recommended safety precautions to keep their employees and clients safe. Our crews wash their hands immediately after arriving at your office, and carry and frequently use hand sanitizer and other products. 

At CRS Moving & Storage, our crews clean and disinfect the inside of the moving trucks, and provide supplies clients and crews can use to maintain cleanliness throughout the move. We also provide storage units to safely house your property until it’s ready to be moved. These storage units are also thoroughly disinfected often.

If you would like to schedule an office cleaning, our crew can also clean and disinfect your new workspace before you move in. We use state-of-the-art Electrostatic Spraying Technology, which is considered the most efficient at thoroughly sanitizing office spaces.

Plan Your Office Relocation with the Professionals at CRS Movers

During the COVID-19 outbreak, CRS remains fully operational and available. You can schedule a free phone or video consultation to learn more. CRS Moving & Storage is committed to exceeding your expectations when it comes to giving you the best possible relocation experience. Over the last decade, we’ve helped more than 5,000 businesses move and have provided many of them with professional-level storage.  Our team is made up of professionals who want to help your business turn this office move into a guaranteed success.


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