Safe Moving During COVID-19

Moving companies transferring personnel locally and internationally are looking for news and direction on how to do it securely for everyone involved in light of the resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the enormous growth in new coronavirus cases in the United States. 

We at NexMuv care deeply about the well-being of all of our people, from drivers to packers to customers. Our professional moving company is actively working to ensure the health and safety of its employees and consumers.

We recommend consulting the websites of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and/or following them on social media to be abreast of the newest information and developments. As a company of reputable movers, NexMuv will keep an eye on the issue and notify customers as updates become available.

Our health and safety measures

Some of the measures we’ve put in place to protect our staff and our clients and ensure a safe move are as follows:

  • When we contact to confirm moving services and upcoming move dates, we always discuss health and safety with the shipper. We will let the client know that we have strict protocols to keep out any employees exhibiting symptoms or recently traveling to high-risk areas. This entails keeping a safe distance from others and avoiding handshakes.
  • We’ll ensure that none of our crew members have visited high-risk locations or are displaying any indication of sickness.
  • In order to address concerns about the virus’s propagation and effects, we will also pose a few questions as an extra precaution and preventative health measures. If the customer or anyone else they anticipate having in the house while our crew is there has recently traveled to a high-risk area, we’ll want to know about it. We will need to know whether someone in the home is presently ill or displaying any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and we will ask that they stay away from the house while our team is there.
  • At the start of the moving process, we are conducting our pre-move surveys virtually whenever possible. We are employing platforms created especially for this, programs that enable visual conferencing or, if necessary, phone surveys. If feasible and required, we can set up a visual survey for a moving estimate. In these situations, we shall adhere to protocols to guarantee the security of both our staff and the client.
  • We will mandate that our moving crew adheres to prescribed sanitary practices, such as frequent hand washing. We’ll make sure the supplies workers need are on hand to maintain good hygiene. We would request that our clients give them access to a suitable sink so they may follow these routines.
  • Social distancing will be practiced by our crews, and we anticipate that everyone else at the residence will follow this social distance guideline.
  • Every mover in our employment will wear a face mask and gloves per the CDC guidelines.
  • We request that only those visitors who are absolutely necessary stay at the house on moving day. Please keep everyone else away from the home while our moving team is there.
  • To reduce exposure to commonly touched surfaces and door handles of the home for moving crews, please leave all doors to rooms and closets open if possible.

Additional measures

We are taking the following extra measures in addition to our suggested practices for our professional movers on-site:

  • We remain in contact with all parties involved (employees, suppliers, clients, etc.). To communicate with our employees, we’ve built up SharePoint sites. Email addresses have been set up specifically to receive communications pertaining to COVID-19. As new rules or practices demand for it, we will frequently issue updates for stakeholders.
  • We follow news from the public and private sectors, keeping an eye on illness progression, national and international reactions, hazards associated with suppliers and the supply chain, and precautions and containment strategies.
  • We are adhering to the established best practices for personal hygiene and health after consulting with health professionals.
  • We have put in place travel restrictions for employees, and anyone who has visited or passed through any of the prohibited nations is not allowed to enter any company facilities for 14 days.
  • We already have technologies in place for remote video meetings, and we will demand their use for regular communications between our offices as well as for the majority of client and business partner meetings unless face-to-face contact is absolutely necessary for conducting business. A virtual survey will be used whenever possible.
  • We want to send as few people as possible to our customers’ houses.
  • Employees who feel ill or exhibit COVID-19 virus symptoms are told to stay at home and get medical help. We have created methods to handle office closings, notify the impacted parties, and demand self-quarantine for contacts who have confirmed COVID-19 cases.
  • In addition to our current work-from-home options, we also have a number of locations that are geographically separated from one another and connected to global systems, giving us the ability to shift a variety of activities to alternative locations in the event that a pandemic becomes critical in a particular area.
  • A task force at the executive level oversees and directs the company’s policy and practice decisions.