Hi everyone – I hope you are all staying safe, clean and sane. The last few weeks have felt pretty surreal. We have all been trying to stay as optimistic as possible in light of the COVID19 outbreak, and I’ve been seeing so many people working together to help each other. I hope to see this continue.
The virus has affected a lot of facets of our daily lives, including work and shopping, so we’d like to give a few shop updates to keep everyone informed.
Firstly, we are implementing a mandatory rampside service. This applies to everyone – whether you’re here for parts pickups, machine pickups, or machine drop-offs. If you are coming to our store for anything, we ask that you remain in your car and call us from the parking lot at (585)442-0640. We will do all transactions over the phone.
We are implementing this not only to keep ourselves safe, but you as well. Limiting contact is one of the only proven ways to prevent the spread of this virus, and we have seen that it is possible to be completely asymptomatic. If you feel unwell, we implore you to stay home.
Next, we will be closing early until further notice (updated as of 03/21/2020).Our store hours will be 9am to 1pm daily, but we will be closed Sundays. This is another precaution we are taking to promote social distancing. Of course, if you are unsure, you can always call us!
Finally, and this bears repeating, stay home if you are feeling unwell! This virus can have very mild symptoms, which is why it has become such an issue. If you feel unwell or fall into a high-risk category, we ask that you follow the CDC and WHO guidelines. Your health is more important than a machine!
MASKS! If you are willing/able to sew face masks for donation, please do! Our local hospitals and clinics are desperate for face masks and are looking for donations. They are loosening restrictions on filtration, which means that home sewists can make and donate masks using fabric they probably already have at home. We have a drop box for these masks. If you are not sure where to send them, you can drop them off to us during business hours. We are doing are best to distribute these masks to those who need them the most – including small clinics and doctor’s offices. If you work at a clinic or office that needs masks, please reach out to us. We will do everything in our power to make sure you receive some.
We are so grateful for all of our patrons. A lot of you have checked up on us, and we cannot say thank you enough. If we can all come together (while still retaining social distancing, of course) as a community, we will be okay. If you would like to share pictures of projects you’re working on, please do so! We love hearing from everyone. Stay safe, sane, and positive.