Our Commitment to Keeping You Safe During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

Steve Sheinkopf  |  August 27, 2021  |  3 Min. Read

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Starting today (August 27th), all employees and customers over the age of two are required to wear a mask or face covering in our showrooms per CDC and MA recommendations.

Over the past year and a half, we've invested in our customer's and staff's safety.

With the resurgence of the Delta variant, we will be limiting capacity again.

We want you to have a great shopping experience with us.

We also want you, your family, and everyone you come into contact with to be safe.

Appointments are always encouraged, and walk-ins are welcome.

You can also shop from your home through a video consultation or click to chat with one of our team members.

Below are the updated steps we have taken to ensure you have a safe shopping experience with us.

Stay healthy.

Yale Safety Protocols

We are taking every precaution to keep you and our teams healthy if you choose to visit us.

We are adopting many guidelines authored by the CDC in all our locations to protect our customers and employees.

Below we'll outline what a showroom, delivery, install, and service experience will look like under these guidelines.

We want to keep you safe and limit the possibility of anyone catching this virus.

First, here are high-level notices you should be aware of:

  • In-home Appliance Repair - We are open for in-home appliance repair and service
  • Showroom Availability - The showrooms will be limited to 50% capacity. Walk-ins are always welcome, but scheduling a visit is encouraged to avoid any waits. Click here to schedule a showroom visit.
  • Masks and Facial Coverings - All Yale staff and customers will be required to wear a mask or facial covering in our showrooms and operation centers. As for service, install, and delivery teams, our teams, along with our customers, are required to wear a mask while in your home.

Why We Requiring You to Wear a Mask

A great shopping experience now includes not catching this virus.

If wearing a mask keeps all of us safer, it's a small inconvenience. I hope you understand.

Please read below to learn additional safety precautions for all areas of our business.

You can skip to a specific section by clicking these links below:

Showroom Experience

Our team is available by phone and live chat from 10 AM - 6 PM Monday through Saturday and 11 AM - 4 PM on Sunday.

There is also a Video Sales Consultation where you can tour our showrooms with a sales team member to discuss your needs and see product recommendations from your home.

Click here to schedule a visit to our Boston, Framingham & Hanover showrooms.

When you visit the showroom, please expect the following:

  • Our staff is trained not to allow any physical contact like handshakes or asking for any signatures.
  • All public door handles are now self-cleaning to eliminate any COVID-19 contamination.

Delivery Experience

We continue to offer in-home delivery service within our standard delivery area but have added additional safety measures covering when the products arrive at our warehouse till they are delivered to your home.

Here are the key measures we've introduced in this area:

  • All incoming freight is sanitized before being staged or stored. This includes UPS, FedEx, bulk freight, etc.
  • All outbound product is sanitized once it is staged for delivery.
  • All warehouse and delivery staff must wear masks and practice social distancing.
  • The delivery team will sanitize the products and any surfaces they touch during the delivery.
  • Our delivery team may ask that you practice social distancing while they are in your home.
  • You will not be asked to sign any invoice or receipt during the delivery experience.

Installation & Service Experience

As an essential business, we continue to offer in-home service and installation for our customers dealing with product issues or purchasing new products during this time.

We've instituted the following measures for our installation experience:

  • Launched a new "Virtual Trip Estimate" so we can inspect the work area ahead of the in-home installation date.
  • All service parts are sanitized when they arrive at our building and when they are loaded into a service vehicle.
  • Installation and service teams will wear a mask and gloves while in your home. They may wear protective booties if safety allows.
  • The teams will sanitize the product and surface they work on in your home, plus all of their tools and vehicle after the job is done.
  • Our team may ask that you practice social distancing while they are in the home.
  • You will not be asked to sign any invoice or receipt during the installation experience.

Our installation teams are still on the road serving our customers. Installation is available in our standard service area only. You can review available Installation Services here.

To schedule an in-home service visit, click here, use live chat, or call us at 617-825-9253.

In Addition

In addition to the measures outlined above, we've initiated the following measures across our business. We will update this list as circumstances change.

  • We've published internal guidelines for employee health regarding COVID-19.
  • All employee workspaces will be cleaned at the beginning and end of a work shift.
  • We've updated employee areas to ensure safe social distancing.
  • We continue to offer remote work for our employees wherever possible (customer service, routing, purchasing, sales, marketing, and more).

We will do our best to make sure Yale is the safest place for you and your family to shop.

Thank you as always,

Steve

Click here for our full COVID-19 Safety Precautions for our showrooms,  delivery, service, and installation teams.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve is the third-generation CEO of Yale and a lifelong Bostonian. He currently resides in Boston, one mile from where he was born. Despite being one of the worst goalies of all time, he is a huge hockey fan of college hockey and the Boston Bruins. The love of his life is his daughter Sophie.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications such as the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

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