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CLA Releases Video Highlighting Industry Response to COVID-19

Laundry owners putting customers and their well-being first: Grell

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The Laundromat industry, led by owners and their employees, has stepped up to the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis and the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) wants the public at large to know it.

CLA recently released a video recognizing the industry’s efforts to increase disinfecting procedures and apply new approaches aimed at social distancing. It also thanked the tens of millions of customers who rely on Laundromats for the essential service of cleaning clothes each week.

The video has been published to YouTube.

“We are proud to release this video as a small token of our appreciation for the hard-working Laundromat owners and their attendants — as well as for the families who support our businesses,” says CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace.

The video shares images of attendants disinfecting washers and dryers, along with hard surfaces such as door handles and folding tables. Also evident are the new social distancing policies being used at Laundromats to keep everyone safer while helping customers maintain the highest level of hygiene possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

“The Laundromat industry has risen to the challenge of COVID-19 by putting customers and their well-being first,” adds CLA Board Chair Brian Grell, executive vice president of Eastern Funding. “More than ever, Laundromats are essential to keeping our neighborhoods safe and clean.”

Laundromat owners, equipment distributors and manufacturers — and everyone involved in the industry — can access this special video at CLA encourages all to post to their websites and share through their social media channels.