Sign Company Updates During COVID-19 Restrictions

Companies face different circumstances depending on local regulations.

Signshops, sign companies, print shops, and many more businesses involved in the signage and graphics industry have been ordered by state and local governments to cease all operations, except for those, such as sales calls and customer service, which can be performed remotely. However, some companies have been granted exemptions as well.

This is a rapidly changing situation and its duration is not definitely known at this moment. The entire staff of Signs of the Times and our parent company, ST Media Group, hope that everyone in our industry will remain healthy and safe, and return to signmaking as soon as is responsibly possible.

Blair Brewster, president of SmartSign, constructing a medical airway box

Blair Brewster, president of SmartSign (Brooklyn, NY), his wife and friends have been making clear plastic medical airway boxes for use by anesthesiologists and other doctors when they intubate and/or aerosol a COVID-19 patient. "The boxes help minimize the viral exposure to the doctors during this procedure," he said. "The Columbia NY Presbyterian doctors really love them (in Manhattan, Long Island and Hudson Valley).... We’ve donated and delivered 20, or so, to local hospitals." These airway boxes can be made by any signshop with a router, Brewster said.

For more information on how to make medical airway boxes, click here.

NPRC Covid-19 Report

National Printing Research Council, (NPRC; Melbourne, FL) has released a free "Covid-19 Survey Report" available for download. "Almost 280 printers, mailers and owners of sign companies turned out and answered recent survey," according to the NPRC.

Right Way Signs

Right Way Signs (Chicago) has issued the following statement: "Right Way Signs will be suspending sign production and installation projects until April 8. If the City of Chicago or State of Illinois extends the period of Shelter at Home, Right Way staff members will contact customers with updates. When installations resume, crew members will conduct extra hand hygiene before beginning installation. We will also provide extra cleaning of signs before leaving the site. All sales and design team members are working from home offices and will be able to handle current orders, new quotes and design related matters by email or by phone."

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