Local laundry start-up, Hampr, received approval from the Governor’s office on Monday, March 23 to continue operating as laundry is considered an essential service.
The company says that Hampr has implemented extra safety precautions and washrs already maintain social distancing with members. Washrs have been asked to wash their hands in between handling clothes (from hampr to washer, washer to dryer and dryer to folding area) as well as sanitize folding areas in between orders.
All orders are contactless, a release states, with hamprs being left outside for pick up and drop off. In addition, all members are asked to select the highest temperature settings that their clothing will allow.
The Hampr bags themselves have an antimicrobial treatment that not only fends off strong odors but also inhibits bacterial growth.
“The safety of our members and our washrs is of extreme importance. We have always prioritized cleanliness and want to be sure that everyone is protected and as safe as possible,” said CEO, Laurel Hess.
Hampr is also providing relief to essential employees and employees of essential businesses. With code OURHERO at checkout, they can receive half off their first annual membership ($19, regularly $39).
“Many of our washrs depend on Hampr orders for supplemental income - which is more important now than ever before. We are hoping that we can lighten the load for both essential personnel and our washers during this uncertain time,” said Hess.