The past few days have been difficult for us at RGD, just as we're sure they haven't been easy for all of the other small businesses facing the same decisions we are. We've been following the news closely as new government orders are issued almost daily and more information is shared to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In the current climate we're taking everything one day at a time as best as we can and evaluating what our options are moving forward.
Above all, we are concerned about the well-being and safety of our employees and customers. Beginning March 17th we are putting further precautionary measures into place to protect those working and shopping in our stores. All locations, with the exception of our German Village store, will remain open so we can continue to provide a source of income for our employees until we believe it is in everyone's best interest for us to close or the state orders us to close. Our German Village location will be closed until further notice. This decision wasn't made lightly and we hope to be able to provide the opportunity for our employees to work and for our customers to help support us through these tough times.
The following measures will be taken to create the cleanest and safest shopping environment for everyone:
All of the measures will be reassessed and altered as needed. We are continuing to sanitize and disinfect all surfaces as often as possible between shoppers as well as following CDC guidelines. Over the next week our team will be working on expanding the available shopping options online to allow those practicing social distancing or those who feel uncomfortable shopping in-store to continue supporting us. To receive the latest updates on ways you can shop with us from home you should follow our Instagram and Facebook pages. We are running a sale on our Etsy shop offering 15% off all items with free shipping on any order with no current end date. This blog and our social media feeds will be updated as needed to share the latest developments in regard to RGD operations.
Please continue to do what you can to not only support us, but other small businesses! It's more important now than ever that we stick together to help each other make it through this.