CDC Releases Guidelines Regarding Cloth Face Coverings - Now Required For All Staff and Customers at Kuiken Brothers

On April 8, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122, which includes that “all workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods. All Kuiken Brothers locations will be following these guidelines.

The Centers for Disease Control has released information to the general public regarding cloth face coverings. There continues to be a shortage of N95 and medical grade coverings. Please consider donating any equipment that you may have to your local hospitals and first responders.

Below is a summary from the CDC website. You can read the complete article here, including a tutorial which shows sew and no sew instructions. Click here to visit the CDC website guidelines on Cloth Face Coverings

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?

A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering

Cloth face coverings should—

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings

CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?

Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use

How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?

A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.

How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.

State and Federal government has deemed the operations at Kuiken Brothers as essential to the continuity of local and community services. Our 9 locations in NJ & NY will continue to remain open. Please note, effective Monday March, 23, 2020, there will be new operating procedures in place at all Kuiken Brothers locations.

While we remain open for business, our number one priority is the health and safety of every single person that interacts with Kuiken Brothers. Please note the following changes:

Phone, e-mail or submit your orders through out website contact form. Once your order is ready our team will call, email or text when your order is ready for pickup or delivery.

Website Contact Form:
(will be forwarded based on proximity to location)

Emerson, NJ
(201) 262-6666

Fair Lawn, NJ
(201) 796-2082

Garfield, NJ
(973) 772-0044

Midland Park, NJ
(201) 705-5301

Newark, NJ
(973) 638-7200

Roseland, NJ
(973) 226-5700

Succasunna, NJ
(973) 968-7700

Wantage, NJ
(973) 875-5106

Warwick, NY
(845) 986-2255

National Sales (Moulding)
(201) 652-1912

We are discouraging anyone other than essential staff to access our stores and offices. Delivery of material is your best option and with our fleet of nearly 100 vehicles, we’ll make it happen. If you need materials, we will delivery them. If you need to pick up material, please phone or e-mail the information in advance. We will pull the material and contact you when your order is ready. Our team will load your vehicle for you. We request that you remain in your vehicle until the material is loaded where you can then secure your load.

If you visit one of our locations, you will see strict measures in place to ensure your safety, and to assist in drastically slowing the spread of COVID-19. Please respect the necessity for these measures, and thank you in advance for your support and efforts to assist.

New Operational Procedures (Effective Immediately)

Hours of Operation

  • Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • All showrooms (Kitchen Cabinetry & Millwork) Closed to the public


  • Drivers are not required to obtain signatures from customers at this time, however, if a customer is present our drivers will ask for receivers name and it will be printed on the delivery ticket. All delivery tickets are scanned for future reference.
  • Drivers will continue to take photos of all deliveries once dropped off on a jobsite.


If it is essential that you must enter our locations, please note that the following procedures will be implemented per CDC and other governmental agencies:

  • Sales Counters will have a 6’ buffer between sales and customer area
  • If paying by credit card, a payment link will be e-mailed to you to reduce direct contact
  • Customers are encouraged to remain in vehicles. Please call or e-mail the addresses listed above and our team will process your order. Orders will be relayed to our operations team who will load your vehicle, or deliver to your jobsite if required.

Members Only – Online Pricing & Downloadable Invoices & Statements

  • Existing account holders (cash and charge customers) can request access Members Only to enhance your remote capabilities
  • Access to invoices, statement balances and quoting
  • Visit

Our Cleaning Commitment

  • Our staff will routinely clean and sanitize all high-touch surfaces throughout the hours of operation.
  • We will be cleaning all day, every day
  • Routinely disinfect every touch surface
  • Yard staff must always be wearing gloves – required as per safety guidelines

By utilizing the technologies available to us, we hope to keep our community healthy, and productive. This is no doubt a challenge to our community, but as a community, we will see it through, together. Kuiken Brothers is here to help. Again, our yards and stores are all open for pick-up and delivery, however we encourage you to use the available technologies to limit in-person activity at this time.

To stay up to date on current communication on how COVID-19 Coronavirus is impacting our business, please consider:

Thank you,

Matthew D. Kuiken
Vice President of Operations
(201) 705-5367

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