Safety Procedures for COVID-19 (CoronaVirus)

Moving guides - March 10, 2020

Moving NYC safely during COVID-19 (Updated May 2021 )

Dear Customers, 

Your Move Is Safe With Us:

While the CDC mandates on wearing masks have been lifted for vaccinated people, our workers will continue to use PPE gear on every job. Some of our workers are vaccinated and we’re still in the process of scheduling our workers. However, all workers arrive equipped with masks, disposable gloves, booties, sanitizers, and antiviral cleaning agents. All of our workers are aware of the best practices of sanitation, protocols for conducting safe moves, and avoiding the spread or contraction of the virus.

At JP Urban Moving, we are committed to maintaining the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community. We have been carrying out our full schedule of moves without incident, and are closely monitoring information related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), daily.

Moving companies are designated essential service providers by NYS Executive Order 202.6.

Since the offset of the pandemic, we have been operating successfully with increased safety procedures to protect everyone involved. Our workers are monitored daily, wear PPE gear on every job, and use disinfectant wipes to clean frequently touched surfaces. Our trucks, blankets, and moving materials are thoroughly and frequently sanitized and cleaned. In addition to CDC precautions, we adhere to the guidelines of the AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association) of which we are a member.


The following safety protocols are currently in place:

Our trucks are disinfected after every move with commercial-grade sanitizers and are fully stocked with all the necessary moving and cleaning supplies.

Our movers are trained in the best up-to-date practices of sanitation and hygiene and follow strict safety protocols.

Our movers wear PPE gear (masks and gloves) provided by our company on every job at all times. If requested, our movers can wear booties and put down masonite for protection and remove it after the job.

Our movers use disinfectant wipes to continually clean highly touched areas throughout the move.

Our movers are monitored daily. Workers are asked to stay home if they knowingly have been exposed to or have shown symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.




In addition to social distancing moves, the following safety procedures for COVID-19 are in place to move you safely and efficiently as possible:

No-Contact Moves: We are facilitating no-contact moves, in addition to no-contact packing & unpacking. We will take instructions before your job and go the extra mile to meet your needs. Therefore, you can send us photos, floor plans, give us directions, etc., and we’ll brief the Foreman. If we have any questions during the move, we will contact you via phone or video chat. See No Contact Moves – A Safe and Stress Free Moving Experience.

Extra Precaution: Our movers wear gloves and masks on every job (and booties – optional upon requests). Please let us know at the time of your booking if you would like to include booties ($2 per pair).

We are conducting virtual estimates: However, if you’re unavailable during office hours, you can record a video of your home and send it to us for a quote. Learn more about video estimates, what to expect and how to conduct your own. See Video Estimates to Keep You Moving During COVID-19.

Move-in/Move-out Building Procedures: If applicable, please check with your building(s) and confirm their COVID-19 Moving procedures. Let us know if there are guidelines we will need to keep in mind. Notably, any restrictions on access to the building elevator, loading/unloading? The more we know, the better we can plan a more efficient move for you. If you need to share a letter with your building management, please this PDF – JP Urban Moving COVID-19 Letter.




Not all NYC moving companies will offer the same quality safety procedures and COVID-19 moving precautions. Whether you are choosing to move with another NYC moving company or us, it is essential to practice these safety guidelines: 

Please wear masks and gloves when being present for your move. If not, stay off-site and away from the movers while they work. We are happy to provide you with protection resources upon request.

Please allow movers to wash their hands as often as needed. A move can last a couple of hours to an entire day. 

Please clean/disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, especially door knobs and handles before the movers arrive. 

Please open your windows and let the air circulate freely.

Postpone your move if you or members of your household are sick or have shown symptoms.

We appreciate the trust that you place in us. There are hundreds of NYC Moving Companies to choose from; however, we are adapting to the demands of the current times and are confident we can make your moving experience as stress-free as possible. Above all, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and take actions necessary to help keep our employees, customers, and community safe.




Guidance on NYS Executive Order 202.6 – for determining essential businesses/services 

American Moving & Storage Association – Guidance for Consumers Moving 

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

NYS Department of Health – Specific resources and guidance for travelers, households, pregnant women and children, people who are sick, small business owners, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, health departments, laboratories, emergency management 

If you have any questions regarding our safety procedures, feel free to contact us or call us at 718-962-1925. 



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