Coronavirus Update: Flattening the Curve
We have closed our storefront until at least April 19th. By closing, we hope to do our part in practicing social distancing to flatten the curve:
"The ideal goal in fighting an epidemic or pandemic is to completely halt the spread. But merely slowing it — mitigation — is critical. This reduces the number of cases that are active at any given time, which in turn gives doctors, hospitals, police, schools and vaccine-manufacturers time to prepare and respond, without becoming overwhelmed. Most hospitals can function with 10 percent reduction in staff, but not with half their people out at once.
"Some commentators have argued for getting the outbreak over with quickly. That is a recipe for panic, unnecessary suffering and death. Slowing and spreading out the tidal wave of cases will save lives. Flattening the curve keeps society going" (NYTimes).
All classes that are scheduled through the remainder of March and April have been postponed. We will not be answering the phone, so if you need to contact us, please email us at email@example.com and we will respond promptly.
As schools and businesses begin to temporarily close, we know that you'll need something to do at home to pass the time! Our online store will remain open and merchandise will be 25% off while our storefront is closed. We are still shipping nationwide.
Since everything is a bit hectic, we realize that some products are erroneously on the website; in the event that this happens, you will be refunded for that item immediately. Julie and I will be the only ones in the store filling orders so we appreciate your patience.
Thank you for understanding. We ask that everyone wash your hands diligently, avoid large crowds when possible, and stay inside if you are experiencing any symptoms. We love you all and hope to see you soon!
Rachel, Julie, and the Sewing Arts staff