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Durante Rentals Shuts Down for the Week as a Precautionary Measure

March 17, 2020
Durante Rentals, based in Flushing, N.Y., with 10 locations in New York City, surrounding counties, New Jersey and Connecticut, announced today it will close operations for the remainder of this week because of health concerns caused by the coronavirus.

Durante Rentals, based in Flushing, N.Y., with 10 locations in New York City, surrounding counties, New Jersey and Connecticut, announced today it will close operations for the remainder of this week because of health concerns caused by the coronavirus.

     “We have decided to err on the side of caution and are proactively closing all rental facilities for the remainder of this week,” CEO Anthony Durante wrote in a letter to customers, sent by email and posted on its website. “We’re optimistic that other local businesses will follow our lead in hopes of limiting exposure to this dangerous virus.”

     The company wrote that it is closely monitoring the news and adopting suggestions made by the Center for Disease Control and local authorities.

     “The Durante team will continue to take every precaution necessary to ensure our employees, equipment, and facilities are safe and virus free,” the company added. “Up to this point, we have instituted extreme sanitizing protocols at all branches, instructed any employees with pre-existing medical issues to stay home, adopted a ‘no-handshake’ policy, and are urging any staff member that can work remotely from home to do so.”

     The company said it is instituting the measures with the health of its employees, customers and communities in mind. It said it will be officially closed for the remainder of this week and will not be accepting any new orders or delivering equipment.

     “The phone lines will remain open during this time by our remote workforce to support our first responders and other critical support services,” Durante wrote. “We will post another update by this weekend concerning business hours for the following week.”

     Durante Rentals told customers if they have equipment on rent that is no longer needed, they could email their coordinator and call it off rent, sending a picture of the hour meter to avoid incurring additional rental charges.

     For more information on Covid 19, check out:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html