The recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has impacted almost every aspect of American life. In this article, we’ll review the precautions our team is taking to keep you safe. We’ll also go over how our new online design consultations work. Finally, we’ll discuss what COVID-19 is and how you can support other local businesses in our community during these hard times.
We’re taking precautions
We can all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here are the precautions we’re taking to protect you, both in our showroom and in your home:
- We’re checking in every day with our employees and contractors to ensure that they remain healthy and ready to work.
- We have paid time-off policies in place, encouraging any sick employees to stay home.
Our team is regularly cleaning and sanitizing our showroom.
- We’ve undergone training on social distancing best practices.
- We’re using technology to limit human-to-human contact throughout this outbreak. This includes giving our customers the option to shop and design from their own home.
Our doors remain open, and we are more than happy to meet with you here in our Phoenix showroom. Visit us today, or call us at (602) 437-0088 to schedule an online design consultation with one of our kitchen or bathroom remodeling experts.
Schedule an online design consultation
We now offer online design consultations. To start yours, contact us today.
What is COVID-19?
As you’ve no doubt heard, COVID-19—also known as “novel coronavirus”—is a global pandemic that arrived in the United States several months ago, and has since started to spread throughout communities throughout the nation. COVID-19 is a virus that can be transmitted when someone breathes in air coughed or sneezed into by an infected person. It can also be picked up off of surfaces, such as checkout counters, money, and door handles.
Experts now believe that most cases (about 80%) of COVID-19 involve mild-to-moderate flu-like symptoms. For those with pre-existing conditions, the elderly, and others, symptoms can be much more severe and even require hospitalization. For some people, there are no symptoms. Many people infected are contagious, but do not start having symptoms for several days. Cumulatively, this all can lead to quick, unconstrained spread without human intervention. Social distancing is one of the main strategies for slowing the spread of the disease and “flattening the curve”—a phrase that means reducing the overall burden on our hospitals and medical personnel here in the Valley.
Some of the best ways to prevent COVID-19 spread in our community include:
- Washing your hands with warm water and soap after touching surfaces outside your home. Regularly sanitize your phone, as well.
- Stay home if you are starting to feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.
- Stay informed by checking out the website for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Thank you for your support of local businesses
The COVID-19 outbreak is having a profound impact on local businesses of all sizes and types. Local businesses are the backbone of our community and its future economic vitality. If you’re able, we encourage you to support our local restaurants, retail stores, and other businesses during this critical period. Here are some ways you can do your part:
- You can support local retail and storefronts by ordering your essentials online through them. Buying online from a local business keeps that money in our community and helps out your neighbors.
- Ordering takeout or delivery from your favorite local restaurants is a great way to keep your spirits up and help these vital businesses stay afloat. If you’re not comfortable ordering food out at this time, consider buying a gift certificate you can use after the COVID-19 outbreak has abated.
- Be patient and compassionate. Just like all of us, local businesses and their employees are facing an unprecedented situation. A simple “thank you” can go a long way to keeping everyone going.
We’ll get through this together, thanks to our first responders, our medical professionals, and everyone else on the front lines of this outbreak.
Finally, from our entire team at Superior Stone & Cabinet: thank you for your business through this challenging time. If you’ve decided now is a good time to remodel your home, call us—we’d love to talk to you and review your project through video chat.