We know there are growing concerns regarding COVID-19, and along with you, we are closely following the CDC and World Health Organization for updates.
On Sunday morning, March 8th, we held a lengthy all-staff meeting to discuss what we can do to make health and safety our number one priority. We feel strongly that preventing the spread of this virus is a shared community responsibility.
We discussed how the virus is spread primarily through person-to-person contact, specially through respiratory droplets from infected individuals. We instituted health aware protocols, including not coming to work if we're feeling sick, and are taking numerous steps to provide a safe shopping & working environment for ourselves and our customers.
These steps include:
- Developing health conscious personal habits; avoiding touching our faces and high use contact surfaces with our bare hands; covering coughs and sneezes
- Washing our hands upon entering the shop and frequently throughout the day, using the guidelines provided by the CDC (see linked video, below)
- Using hand sanitizer when the sink is not available
- Disinfecting entrance door handles, design table counter tops, computer keyboards, mice & other frequently shared hand-held tools & equipment
- Disinfecting our restroom & keeping it stocked with soap & paper towels
- Providing hand sanitizer and tissues for our customers
- Using alternative greetings (to handshaking)
As of March 14, we are now also including:
- Keeping our front door open when weather permits
- Cleaning front door handles more frequently
- Minimizing exposure between employees and between employees and the public
- Practicing social distancing between customers (only one customer per table)
Please take the right precautions to keep yourself, your family and community safe by following these CDC instituted guidelines. Also, please familiarize yourself with proper hand-washing techniques as shown in this two minute CDC video. Finally, if you aren’t feeling well, please stay home for your own wellbeing and that of your fellow community members.
Working together we can maintain the health of each other and our community.
Best regards, The Framer's Workshop Staff