While America is dealing with the pandemic of the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19, the NUA wants to provide some resources for upholstery professionals during this time. We hope to update this page often.
Keep in mind, you cannot get enough information concerning this virus, but you can get too much wrong information. Please use legitimate websites in obtaining information and developing a plan.
"Upholsterers have always been artists and problem solvers and inventors. In the best of times, and perhaps even more so, in the worst of times. THAT is who we are."
Cynthia Bleskachek, NUA Board of Directors
"We're upholsterers - we're problem solvers!"
Audrey Lonsway, NUA VP
"Reupholstery is rooted in resilience. We do what we can, with what we have, where we are. Together, we will get through this."
Jamie Facciola, NUA Secretary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide tips for protecting yourself and your community.
Additionally, each state has a health department: State Health Departments.pdf
HOW LONG DOES THE VIRUS STAY ON SURFACES?
THE CARES ACT
Also, check with your state's Small Business Administration (SBA) and your accountant for information about how to proceed.
Each business depends on fabric and supply deliveries to keep their business running smoothly. Each of the major delivery carriers has a page addressing their response to COVID-19. Click the image to link to their COVID-19 page.
Many sewing professionals and DIY-ers are getting involved with sewing face masks. Please check with your local healthcare professionals to see what they might need, if you would like to be involved. Be sure to follow their recommendations.