We have ordered hand disinfectants to hand out to employees and clients; we should be receiving them shortly as they are sold out basically anywhere and everywhere you go to. Although we care deeply about our environment, and used to clean with environmental friendly cleaning agents. we have had no option but to start using CDC recommended cleaning agents that are effective for disinfection and preventive measures. We have also ordered an industrial steam floor cleaner. The 3 vending machines that have just been installed are being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before being filled with items.
As a provider of services to companies that manufacture or might want to manufacture in the United States, we are lucky in that our staff does not have the need to travel. That said we are also realistic: no matter how hard we have been working in implementing preventive measures, we cannot and do not ignore the fact that employees and/or clients might have been unknowingly had contact with people who travelled recently; they travel to and from work, which causes them to be close to people whom they both know and don't know. They are also in direct contact with members of their families, perhaps neighbours,, possibly with other people located in groceries (as an example), and might go to other small community gatherings. According to Health Authorities COVID-19 can spread out in a 15 feet radius if someone has the disease.
We have been cleaning more frequently., and have been stressing to our staff how now it is important more than ever to keep all areas cleaner, especially the Break Room (which is going to be renovated). Exacta Garment has always used disinfectants; even prior to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to cleaning, we have always taken pest control very seriously, We have not had vermin issues for a long time. We concentrate all garbage (mostly edges of fabric that were cut and not used by people with disabilities) in one area, and we are working to move it further away from where it is located now.
We are reaching out both as a reassurance, and to inform you of the precautions Exacta Garment is taking to ensure the well-being of our employees and clients. Based on current guidance from the CDC, we want to assure you that the health and safety of our staff, clients, and community at-large is our utmost priority – now, and always.
Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we reiterate their sound advice: If you are not feeling well, or if you have been in contact with someone who is diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask that you do not come to Exacta Garment - please stay home and take care.
We have posted flyers (both in English and in Spanish) from the CDC to help our employees learn about and understand COVID-19. After serious discussions about whether we would be invading their privacy, we have decided that it is in the company's best interest to require clients to follow the same hygiene advice that our staff is required to; such as washing their hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds with soap and hot water (sing ‘happy birthday’ to themselves twice to make sure they do this for 20 seconds). They should do this whenever their get home or into work, blow their nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food. Cover their coughs and sneezes, preferably with tissue or your sleeve if tissue is not available. If they can’t wash their hands straightaway, they should use hand sanitiser and then wash them at the next opportunity, and avoid touching their face..
They should also use tissues if they sneeze and make sure they dispose of them quickly; and stay at home if they are feeling unwell. To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. You can read more here: Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.
We also encourage everyone to get information from the CDC; their FAQs page has important and helpful information.
This American flag (Betsy Ross) was drawn in first grade by my late daughter, Mona Daniella, who died suddenly and in a tragic way. Mona Daniella loved America, and she was proud to be an American. She was proud of her grandfather's Purple Medal (World War II), she was proud of how from a penniless peddler he had started a family business after the war, and had succeeded by working very hard. We are still a family owned company, (now a minority business woman owned.) Mona Daniella believed that women should have the same opportunities as men.
At the time one of her friends had sent us this quote:
"When a child loses their parents they become an orphan, when a woman loses her husband she becomes a widow, when a husband loses his wife, he becomes a widower but there is no word for when parents lose a child. Probably because there is no word to explain the amount of pain for the parents to go through after the loss. That's how awful the loss is." - Jay Neugeboren
So true. She is missed every second of the day. This is my first post since Mona Daniella's untimely death; and it is in her memory.
The sunset view of Manhattan from the Fulton Ferry Landing in Dumbo at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo: BigPinkCookie/Flickr CC) Dumbo, Brooklyn Walk the cobblestone streets of Dumbo and around every bend, you’ll catch glimpses of the stunning Manhattan skyline looming beyond. The Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour from Inside Out Tours weaves through Dumbo, passing the neighborhood’s trendy restaurants, cafes and art galleries along the way. But, the highlight is the views, which unfold like a movie as you walk along the Dumbo waterfront. Get tickets to theBrooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Tour source: www.NewYork.com
Staten Island Ferry With fewer tourist attractions and less street cred than the other boroughs, Staten Island gets few visitors beyond those who call it home. But the Staten Island Ferry remains probably the best value for money in the city. In fact, it won’t cost you any money to hop on the 5-mile, 25-minute ride, which crosses New York Harbor from the southern tip of Manhattan. Along the way, you’ll see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on one side and Governors Island on the other. The outdoor seats along the sides of the ferry are the most prized; just don’t expect your hair to arrive in the same state as it left. It’s on the return trip that the New York skyline grows majestically from something you can cup in the palm of your hand to the embracing metropolis. Source: www.NewYork.com
Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn The first bridge to connect Manhattan to another borough (and then separate city), the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the city’s foremost sights, thanks to the combination of the iconic structure with the equally iconic skyline. So many come to admire it, in fact, that the 1.3-mile footpath sometimes slows to a crawl with crossers savoring each step… slowly. With the Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Rentals, start on the Brooklyn side and take in Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty to your left, the Manhattan Bridge to your right. As you near the other side, keep an eye out for landmarks like One World Observatory and South Street Seaport — all infused with extra verve by the humming traffic underneath your feet. Book a bike at Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Rentals source: www.NewYork.com
Computerized Cutting is the most precise way the cut garment, fabrics, and others materials. It eliminates mistakes made when cutting by hand. The materials are cut accurately and precisely. Complex patterns which would have almost been impossible to be cut by hand, besides the time it would have taken are cut in a short period of time. At Exacta Garment we use the state of the art Gerber Cutter cutting machines, with the Accumark Gerber Software System. Most files can be converted to and from Accumark's file format.
Please contact a seamstress for 1 (one) piece. We do not work with individuals for 1 (one) piece projects. We provide services to wholesalers, and to small businesses, in bulk quantities. Thank you for your understanding.