Below is a suggested letter that WQA members may want to use to touch base with customers during the coronavirus crisis. It can help assure customers that you stand ready to meet their needs while also reaffirming your commitment to following CDC guidelines and keeping health and safety as your top priority. This letter could be emailed or posted on your website. Note that the message is, first and foremost, about serving your customer, not making a sale. If you have any questions, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the letter here.
Dear (Company name) customer:
We hope you and your family are staying well during the COVID-19 crisis. These are troubling times for all of us, and we wanted to provide some level of assurance that we will continue providing you with the service you’ve come to expect from us.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce and has provided further detailed guidance on identifying essential critical infrastructure workers. DHS has included as "essential" all the roles workers in the water treatment industry play in delivering clean, safe water. So, we remain on the job and fully able to assist you in any we can during this crisis.
You should know that our priority is the health and safety of our customer and our employees. Our workers are told to avoid person-to-person contact and seek alternatives in all situations. In addition, we are following protocols and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We will offer to consult with you over the phone, Skype or Facetime, and we are more than willing to drop off salt or other supplies outside of your home and similarly to pick up any water samples for testing. Please let us know if you would like small bottle packaged water alternatives if the 3- and 5-gallon jug deliveries are too large.We will come to you only as necessary for installation, repair and servicing. No sales calls will be made person to person.
Specifically, all of our employees know to stay home if they do not feel well and to see a doctor if necessary. We are also encouraging as many of our employees as possible to work from home. Our service and delivery crews have been trained to do the following:
- Wash hands on a frequent basis throughout the day
- Use hand sanitizer before and after each call
- As noted, provide porch and garage deliveries whenever possible
- Even while on site, to communicate with you electronically as needed
- Avoid coming within 6 feet of customers or others, particularly no contact and no shaking hands -- complete social distancing
- Use protective gloves and foot protection
If there are any other questions, please reach out to us at (email address and phone number).
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