COVID-19 and the Automotive Industry
With respect to COVID-19, we just want to update you on how we at House of Mufflers & Brakes are handling our role as an Essential Services Provider.
The news is changing hourly and the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) are collaborating to keep us apprised of developments nationally that impact our industry. The Department of Homeland Security has identified automotive repair and maintenance facilities as essential services in its MEMORANDUM ON IDENTIFICATION OF ESSENTIAL CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE WORKERS DURING COVID-19 RESPONSE. While this guideline applies at the Federal level of government, we will, of course, observe any modifications that might be mandated by the state of Nebraska.
We remain open for business Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm and are taking precautions to maintain a safe environment for our customers. Our staff of loyal, long-standing employees takes your safety very seriously; all have remained healthy during this crisis, they are wearing gloves, regularly disinfecting all touchable surfaces and practicing social distancing to protect you, themselves and their families.
What makes our industry great is the 4.7 million people that work every day to keep the nearly 280 million cars and light trucks on the road. Now more than ever, it is vital for us to be of service to ensure that first responders, caregivers and other essential services personnel have safe and reliable transportation here in the Omaha metro area. We’re here to deliver high quality and affordable auto repair services, performed to safely protect our customers and employees. We feel privileged to have the opportunity to serve you and wish you peace and good health in these trying times.
Jeff and Beth Moberg, Owners
Adapted from an open letter to the automotive industry, written by Bill Hanvey, President & CEO, Auto Care Association and Paul McCarthy, President, Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association