President/CEO of the Coin Laundry Association, Brian Wallace, provided another installment of video updates regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s effects on the laundry industry plus some organizational announcements.

Laundromats remain essential in most states. The following states have not yet had a “Shelter in Place” order:

  • Arkansas
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wyoming
  • Oklahoma (laundromats declared essential)
  • Iowa (laundromats declared essential)


There have been many questions and much discussion about the CARES Act. The Coin Laundry Association will hold a FREE webinar on Friday, April 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. CT with a panel who will discuss the CARES Act. You can register for this event at:

Register for This Webinar

The COVID-19 situation caused the Coin Laundry Assocation to cancel the Excellence in Laundry Conference in May. Among the speakers to have been featured at that conference was Taylor St. Germain, an economic analyst from ITR Economics. The CLA is happy to host a special premium virtual event via GoToWebinar on April 23, 2020 at 2 p.m. CT. In his 90-minute presentation “Guidance in an Uncertain Economy with ITR Economics”, Taylor will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business. Registration information will be coming soon via email.

Don’t forget that for more information, you can visit our main COVID-19 blog which links to all of our other information including downloads and links at