As businesses and dealerships start to open again, Volvo is announcing that its dealerships across America will implement stringent safety measures to protect its employees and customers during the pandemic.

Volvo says it has based its safety playbook on CDC and local and industry guidance. The priorities for these, then, are hygiene, social distancing, and cleaning.

Highly visible measures include:
  • A-frame and countertop signage to educate customers about being safe and following process
  • Directional and location signage like Footprint Stickers and Floor Distance Strips to help building occupants maintain safe distances
  • Key bags to minimize contamination
  • A specialized, nine-point vehicle sanitization and disinfection process around service, test drives and walk arounds protect consumers and employees with minimal disruption

Retailers will also have the opportunity to invest in plexiglass barriers, hands-free door openers, steering wheel and seat covers, specialized cleaning materials, and more.

"First and foremost, Volvo is about safety," said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO Volvo Car USA. "The ability to move safely and freely about the world will always be critical. We have partnered with our retailers to create spaces that aim to make everyone feel safe and comfortable, whether they're looking for a new car, getting their Volvo serviced, or are in their workplace."