I never knew how hard it was to tie a ribbon with nitrile gloves on, but I am learning!
In my line of work, being extremely mindful of surfaces, and taking precautions in general, is part of the daily routine: protecting airways from particles in such processes as sanding and polishing, protecting skin and lungs from chemicals used in making jewellery – these are a daily reality.
This is why I can say with confidence that I am taking every precaution when shipping during the COVID19 world pandemic. Halifax, Nova Scotia, has not seen any cases of COVID-19 in 18 days of this writing (June 27th). Regardless, I still have put fairly strict measures in place.
Here are the specifics:
Personally, I am extremely cautious: I still only go into public if necessary. I wear gloves when I enter a store, which I immediately discard when I leave the store. Of course I wash my hands extremely well and often, and disinfect surfaces which are touched often. I have dramatically placed awareness to and changed my habits regarding touching my face, sneezing, etc.
If it has been touched recently, any jewellery is disinfected before it is sent out, and I wear gloves for packing up orders.
I have sent my staff home.
I allow studio visit now, but only outdoors, and with masks. In addition, I ‘see’ people for consultations via video call to discuss custom projects or to answer questions. You can book an appointment here.