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Auto Detailing Companies Should Be Considered Essential Businesses

Wednesday, March 18, 2020   (3 Comments)

Dear IDA Members,

As we’ve seen widespread forced business closures as a result of the spreading COVID-19, and fielded panic emails and calls from our IDA members, it became clear that our detailing services ARE essential to inhibiting the spread.  People will literally be going from home to vehicle to home, which means it is critical that their vehicles be as near to germ-free as possible. 

We are providing a press release from IDA (download as a PDF in English - also available in French and Spanish) that you may use in communication with your customers to help promote more sanitary conditions for them, as well as your governing officials in attempting to have your detailing operation designated as an “Essential Business”.  

As the organization dedicated to promoting your success and growth, we want each of you and your businesses to remain healthy and weather this storm.    

Always at your service,

Sheryle Hazard, CAE
Executive Director
                                                 DJ Patterson, CD-SV
President 2020 

Comments...

Nicole Honey says...
Posted Monday, April 6, 2020
Hi! I just want you to know your information is very misleading. We just had by law show up at our shop here in Ontario and they deemed auto detailing is not an essential service even with showing them this letter. Right now in Ontario you can be fined for staying open.
Brett Tubman says...
Posted Friday, April 3, 2020
I have made this profile to express how dangerous it is for us car detailers To be working in this pandemic. My wife was pregnant and Tested positive for the coronavirus and guess who brought it home the person detailing your cars. It doesn’t matter how many times we clean your car because the infected person will get right back in it and infect the car again. The detailer I will then spread it to my whole family. When we detail cars we do not disinfect your car we clean your car we should not be deemed essential at all because we are also on the front lines cleaning 60+ cars a day and personally I am myself touch about 60 cars a day so imagine the risk I bring home to my newborn as well as my family. I’m absolutely disgusted that were deemed essential.
Travis Jones says...
Posted Monday, March 23, 2020
And what did you find out on this? Do you have any info to share with us?

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