COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE AS OF 3/17/2020:

At this time, we have decided to close our retail shop to the public until further notice. Our online shop is still open, and we will be hosting a Virtual Launch of our new space in lieu of a Grand Opening.

We appreciate your support during these times.

Friends, family, and community,

In light of the recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some changes we want you to be aware of that impact all of us in the weeks ahead.

OPERATIONS

Our current shop is open and operating with regular hours at this time. We are following the advice of health experts and have increased education and hygiene practices among our team and with our customers. Over the last few weeks, we have implemented additional measures to thoroughly and regularly deep clean all areas of our business, especially surfaces in regular use. Employees who feel in any way sick are required to stay home. We are taking care to support all employees’ wellbeing and stability. We ask the same of everyone in the community. If you are feeling ill at all, please stay at home and protect others. In the meantime, we are continuing to stay-up-to date with the information of local health officials. 

GRAND OPENING

While we will still be opening the doors of our new space on March 21st, we are postponing events, gatherings, and an official celebration until a later date. With no community spread in our area at this point, we are making these changes as a precautionary measure to do what we can to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. As we adjust and adapt to this change, we’ll share other ways to support and celebrate this special milestone, and we look forward to a future time when we can all gather together to celebrate as well. In a time of uncertainty and unknowns, we want to be a reminder of the power of gratitude and remembering to see the good. We’ll continue to do that in ways that also love others well, and in this time that means postponing our Grand Opening event.

OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT

We also understand that in these times, you might prefer to continue to support small, local businesses from the comfort of your own home. We encourage you to consider how you might be able to help small business during this time within your means. 

  • Our online shop will continue to stay open, and we’ll be adding new products to our online shop in the middle of our move and transition to a new space. 

  • We can ship to others for you if you’d like to send a gift or pick-me up to a friend.

  • While we do all of this, we’ll also be offering free shipping in the US for the rest of the month.

We will keep you informed of any other potential changes in relation to our business and operations. 

Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this illness, all over the world. We are continuing to seek the good of our whole community as we move forward in the coming weeks. Any other ways we can do that together, we’ll be sure to share with you!

Thank you for your understanding and support — today and every day.

 

With love,

The Why I Love Where I Live team