It’s easy to prepare everything on paper, but all the preparation in the world can’t prepare you emotionally for a phone call informing you that someone you know has tested positive for COVID-19. I’m thankful enough for a staff who values, as much as I do, customer safety. As soon as we were aware one of us were positive – everyone took proper precaution and got tested.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it every day until the end of time, my staff and customer’s safety are of the upmost priority to me. I will always do whatever I can to make sure my store is a safe place to shop. If I were the reason that someone was to have fallen ill – I’m not sure I’d ever be to come to terms with that.
For that reason, in addition to all the testing – we took another precaution and sanitized the entire store. We were lucky enough to have a long-time customer, who is the local Clorox Territory Manager, offer to apply the Disinfectant Cleaner on all touch areas and stock in the store (with exception of dog treats and house plants). Clorox Total 360 is very safe chemical that has now utilized in over 1,000 facilities in Michigan (particularly at most school systems in the state).
I hope that with all these precautions OERTHERS has taken, you’ll feel comfortable shopping with us this holiday season. We still have Christmas trees, wreaths, swags, grave blankets, and roping available. In addition to all your evergreen décor, Christmas Tree Lane is OPEN! The greenhouse is currently filled with Christmas trees decorated with the handmade items, perfect gifts for friends and family, by local crafters. We have to support our small, local businesses this season - it's important now more than ever.