As Americans across the country attempt to adjust to our new normal, figuring out what is and isn’t allowed/recommended can be difficult. For instance, we were initially told that we shouldn’t wear masks, only for that decision to later be reversed. In New York, many people flocked to parks and other open spaces at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, then those same public spaces were restricted a short time later.
The good news is there is one constant homeowners can rely on – other than the need for groceries, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper – and that’s essential services. In the White House’s official response to the spread of COVID-19, they released guidelines on the United States’ “essential critical infrastructure workforce.” This includes fields such as healthcare, law enforcement, and other professions deemed necessary for preserving public health and safety.
Here at Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we want to remind you that plumbing is considered an essential service. In a memo released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, plumbers were listed as part of the “Public Works” sector of the country’s critical infrastructure workforce. The CISA’s determination clearly finds that, “Workers such as plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers… are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences.”
Remember, if you are still in need of quality plumbing service, Roy’s is here 24/7 for you. We are also continuing to offer our exceptional heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services, since these may be considered necessary for the safety, sanitation, and operation of the average residence as well. Nothing is more important to us than the health of our customers and our team, which is why we have also implemented additional safety measures, allowing us to provide the same outstanding work while looking out for the well-being of our larger community.
Call Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling now for an experienced plumber or HVAC technician, and when it doubt, continue to follow the advice of the CDC. By all doing our part to flatten the curve, we will stop the spread of the Coronavirus sooner rather than later!