For most folks, Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer. It’s a Monday holiday, so that means just about everyone can look forward to having a three-day weekend. One of our commercial roofing specialists usually likes to get away with his family over the Labor Day weekend. Many of our Cleveland-area roofers normally like to get together with friends and family for a barbecue. Of course, this year nothing is normal.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we may have to make changes to our Labor Day traditions, but we don’t have to give up on the celebration. 

The New Normal

You can still have a backyard barbecue, but this year you will probably want to make it a smaller gathering. And be sure to have plenty of hand sanitizer around, so that you and your guests can follow the health guidelines and stay safe. You might want to put disposable hand towels out in your guest bathroom, too. 

Outdoor gatherings are much safer than getting together indoors, so make sure you have plenty of comfortable seating available on your patio or deck for your friends and family. With the summer heat, your guests will thank you if you can set up at least some of that seating in a shaded area. 

Cleaning up after your barbecue will be a little different this year, too. You’ll want to be sure to sanitize all the surfaces your guests may have touched inside your home. With that in mind, you might want to limit the areas of your home where your guests can go.  

This country has been celebrating Labor Day since 1894, when Congress passed an act setting the first Monday in September aside every year as a legal holiday. As the name implies, Labor Day was created as a tribute to the contributions that American workers have made to the country’s strength, prosperity and well-being.

We would like to thank all of the workers who have helped to make our Cleveland, Ohio roofing company a success. And we wish them – and all of you – a very happy Labor Day!