During the early quarter of 2020, COVID-19, widely known as the novel coronavirus, has wreaked havoc on everyday life in the US and elsewhere. Although social withdrawal is the best strategy unless otherwise instructed, there are moving schedules that we cannot easily postpone.
That said, novel coronavirus is a strain that has been designated as a worldwide public health concern.
According to the World Health Organization, experts officially regarded COVID-19 as an infectious disease caused by a newly identified coronavirus. Before the December 2019 outbreak in Wuhan, China, no one was aware of the extent of the damage this virus would cause.
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus strain that is capable of infecting both animals and humans. It is highly infectious and can spread through nasal or mouth droplets, which shows how social distancing and isolation are essential.
Moving During the Pandemic
While a transition, sometimes, putting things to a halt can be more difficult. The same can be said with moving schedules. If your schedule is flexible, you may be able to postpone your relocation until social distancing measures are removed.
If you lack the luxury of adaptability, the next best option is to work closely with your moving company to understand and appropriately comply with their process. This way, you can ensure the safest possible move.
Always prioritize your health and safety. If you are in a high-risk group, such as those with pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or asthma, or if you are over the age of 60, you can delay your transfer if possible or find some method of transportation, such as driving your own vehicle or renting a truck or moving car.
The Need to Move
For some people, a moving schedule is unchangeable. If your contract is about to expire, or if you recently sold or signed a lease with a termination date approaching, you must have the appropriate tools to relocate.
Although most of the cities and states in the country mainly forced the temporary closure of “non-essential” businesses, moving is usually perceived as a necessity, with moving service providers operating in all states.
In this situation, you can consider delaying your moving schedule if possible, mainly if you live in a high-risk neighborhood. If you are unable to delay your move but are concerned about visibility, traveling on your own vehicle or with the service of a rental truck could be an option, provided you are capable of lifting and carrying all of your items and belongings.
It’s critical to keep in mind that non-essential market closures vary by city-state and occasionally even by county or region. It is also possible that the directions in your area will differ, so do your research. On the other hand, moving companies continue to operate in states where lockout orders have been given.
You can still hire movers and service providers for the time being. We are unaware of any large moving companies ceasing operations. Individual franchisees, on the other hand, may be able to make closure decisions.
If you’ve already scheduled your transfer and haven’t heard from your moving company, assume that they are still available. Make sure that your pet transport is booked and confirmed.
It’s difficult to predict what will and will not be accessible in the months ahead if you’re worried about moving during a pandemic for a transfer that hasn’t been scheduled yet. At this moment, continue to research businesses, and when contacting them, enquire specifically about the measures to take and comply with.
Thus far, what has changed is primarily related to customer assistance, such as routine handwashing among movers and the absence of physical contact between movers and clients.
Ideal Storage Options
Major storage companies continue to work similarly to moving companies. What you can expect, however, is a decrease in the number of clients who can manage their units at a limited and specified period, as well as a decline in available hours.
Storage companies must also maintain appropriate hygiene practices, such as disinfecting access pads and allowing at least six feet of space between customers and employees.