After more than three years and 1.1 million lives lost, the national public health emergency officially ended May 11, 2023. However, as of statistics released in May 2023, COVID still claims the lives of 1000 people a week in the US and is the 7th or 8th leading cause of death. Massachusetts hospitalization rates in mid-June were about where they were during summer 2021 (although the ICU rate was at the lowest since data was first collected). The week ending July 19th there were between 8 and 10 COVID deaths in Massachusetts and 98 infected people in the hospital.
Some customers may be sensitive about having non-household members in their homes.
We are happy to wear masks upon request. We have successfully worked with immunocompromised customers in the past. Beautiful Finish, LLC takes the safety and health of its customers and staff very seriously. Two (currently healthy) members of the company know first hand that COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to debilitating. Both the business owner and the manager are fully inoculated with a mRNA vaccine. Your first contact–the manager of Beautiful Finish– also has the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.
Before meeting in person, we start conversations with homeowners about their kitchens over email, phone, and video chat. We provide a preliminary estimates once customers provide us with sufficient information on their project’s needs. Next, we schedule a home visit at a mutually agreeable time. (We need to inspect the cabinetry in person before we can quote a job.)
While finishing cabinetry, our work has always including isolating kitchens from the rest of a house on the days we spray finish. Before we start spraying a finish on wood, we put up plastic walls and use a high-powered fan that forces air to flow into the workspace and ejects it to the exterior. This limits our customers’ exposure to fumes and also has the result of limiting the spread of airborne pathogens among people in the house.