Information Regarding the Corona Virus
Regular laundering and dry cleaning of clothing are best for the health of your clothing, and for yourself! The official statement from the Drycleaning and Laundry Institute International (DLI) in regards to laundering clothing during the COVID-19 pandemic is as follows:
The CDC advises that the dry cleaning process, which includes cleaning and pressing, is effective on most viruses… The CDC states the laundering with detergent alone is an effective method.
There is no need to take any special precautions AT THIS TIME. The CDC advises that the dry cleaning process, which includes cleaning and pressing, is effective on most viruses.
As is true with other viruses, laundering in hot water, 160 degrees F and with chlorine bleach is the most effective method for sanitizing laundry. If hot water and chlorine bleach are not safe for the items then laundering with a disinfectant product is an option. The CDC states the laundering with detergent alone is an effective method.
The virus is transmitted from person to person by exposure to large respiratory drops, by sneezing and possibly coughing, by direct contact, and by direct contact. The infection itself takes place in the respiratory tract. The recommendation at this point is to take the same precautions as a flu outbreak. Wash hands frequently or uses hand sanitizer and when sneezing do not cover your mouth and nose with your hand but sneeze into the crook of your arm.
We will keep you updated on any changes in precautions from the DLI and/or CDC in regard to laundry. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org