Coronavirus Covid-19 Update: March 23, 2020

Today, Governor Baker ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts.
 
The health of our customers and employees is of primary concern.
 
We continue to follow best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, state, and local governments including frequent handwashing, requiring employees to stay home if they are not feeling well, sanitizing hard surfaces in our facilities on a rigorous schedule, and practicing social distancing.

Specific to Horrigan Premium Laundromat
Because the laundromat is essential for so many local families, it will remain open. Steps we are taking, and how you can help to ensure the health and safety of yourselves and those around you:
 
  • Our housekeeping staff will continue to frequently disinfect bathrooms, doorknobs, folding stations, coin machines, and all areas subject to high contact.
 
  • We have a disinfectant wipes and a dispenser on back-order. As soon as we receive them, they will be installed. Until it is installed, we ask that you bring your own wipes and/or wear gloves to protect yourself and others. Please wipe down before and after use: laundry carts, washer/dryer handles, and folding tables.
 
  • Hand sanitizing dispensers are now on-site. Please use them to help prevent the spread of disease.

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Coronavirus: Tips for Safe Laundry Care

Recommendations from the Coin Laundry Association
woman doing laundry
Keep Doing Laundry!
Regular cleaning will prevent the spread of disease as the virus can live on clothing for up to 3 days.
 
The Hotter the Wash, the Better.
Experts recommend washing items in a temperature of at least 140F. Follow clothing manufacturers’ instructions and use the warmest appropriate setting.
 
Use the Dryer.
Viruses do not like heat and the dryer will further prevent the spread of disease.
 
Use the Right Amount of Soap.
Too much soap creates excess suds that causes dirt and the virus to remain trapped in the fabric. The right amount of soap will properly clean your clothes and be rinsed from the fabrics.
 
Avoid Shaking Dirty Laundry.
This will minimize the possibility of dispersing the virus through the air.
 
Clean and Disinfect Clothes Hampers and Baskets.
Consider placing a bag liner in your hamper that is either disposable or can be laundered.