We haven’t made a concrete decision regarding when we’re going to be open again but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. In the meantime, we are going to continue to offer curbside pick and mask sales at our express window Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:30. Monday May 18, we will be closed for Victoria Day. We’re also continuing to offer free shipping within Canada if you order online. As businesses start to reopen, I think it’s important to remember that we’re not completely out of the woods yet and that if we don’t take the right precautions, things could go badly again.
First, you should continue to wash your hands and try to keep yourself from touching your face. Soap and water will clean the virus off your hands so that you don’t spread it to yourself or others. Touching your face is basically like eating a Corona pizza if you have the virus on your hands.
Second, continue to social distance. Stay 6 feet away from people. Give strangers a wide berth on the street and in the supermarket. COVID-19 doesn’t always show symptoms so avoiding being in close contact with people keeps them from giving it to you and keeps you from giving it to them if you have it and you don’t know it. Whenever you can, stay home.
Third, you might want to get a face mask or something else to cover your mouth with. Hospitals and medical professionals need medical grade and N95 masks more than you do. But using a cloth mask of at least 2 layers will keep you from spreading Corona to others if you have it and you aren’t exhibiting signs. It is also a helpful reminder not to touch your face while you’re wearing one. As much as possible you want to avoid touching anything except the ear straps. As an added bonus, wearing a face mask also shows the people around you that you are being aware and respectful. We have lots of different colours of face masks available, if you want to look cute and be safe but we also have our 3 in 1 tube scarves, veils and bandanas. We are continuing to donate a mask to health care workers for every mask we sell. Whether you get a mask from us or from somewhere else the most effective ones are going to be double layered, breathable and washable.