The novel Coronavirus known at Covid-19 has swept the world to pandemic proportions. It’s one the news, the internet, and top of everyone’s mind. You’ve probably heard about it more than the current primary elections going on, and that is saying something.
With countries like China, Italy, Spain, and Iran on total population quarantine and the US shutting down public venues to avoid spread it’s become a health concern for even the most reclusive person. Especially considering the fact that not only is this virus incredibly contagions, it can be deadly for our elderly and immuno-suppressed population.
With all that in mind, I would lay odds that you have thought about how to avoid contracting and spreading Covid-19. It’s only natural to be concerned. So I wanted to take a moment to talk about what we are doing here at Serenity in Chains to protect you from contracting Coronavirus.
For one, we are washing our hands constantly. By constantly I mean almost every hour. This is nothing new… working with metals can be dirty business so hand washing has always been a necessity. But above and beyond that, Jan (my mom and one of my designers) is a retired nurse. She’s drilled the need for hand washing (and coughing/sneezing into the elbow) into our family for years. Universal precautions like frequent hand washing and elbow sneezing/coughing is second nature.
However, we’ve added a second layer of procedure to our routine. The production space will now be cleaned with Lysol on top of our normal cleaning procedure, twice a day along with our tools and the finished pieces ready for shipping. This ensures that any potential bacterial or viruses that make it into our studio will DIE A HORRIBLE LYSOL BURNY DEATH right on the work bench and not end up on your home.
Plus, any sick folks are completely banished from the studio, myself included, until they are cleared by a medical professional as no longer contagious.
These precautions ensure that you can enjoy your Serenity in Chains jewelry covid-19 free.
Now for the worse case scenario…
(UPDATE 3/22/2020 Ohio will be on a Shelter in Place order as of 3/23 at 11:59 pm. until further notice)
Should Toledo, Ohio (where our studio is located) end up on total quarantine we may have to suspend some custom design orders and personalizations, including engraving. This is due to a supply chain issue, as some of our materials will not be available during the Shelter in Place period.
You can still order these items, but they may not be completed until we are able to obtain the supplies needed.
Should USPS close, all shipping will also be suspended. Not because I don’t want you to have your beautiful purchases, but because there will be no way to move packages from our studio to you.
As of now USPS is still functioning normally, and I will contact you should your order be effected by a delay.
In the mean time… stay safe, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick and practice social distancing. It’s the sexy thing to do during a pandemic