COVID-19

As the world comes together to fight the spread of coivd-19, we here at GotItHere.com want to let you know that your safety is our #1 priority.

We have completely sterilized our shop and all equipment, a lengthy procedure that we are performing at the beginning and end of every work day. All staff are encouraged to stay home if feeling ill at all, and will be paid their regular wages for up to 14 days if they choose to do so. We are also prepared to send any worker home who exhibits any symptoms, no matter how trivial or minor, and continue to pay them their full wages for up to 14 days. Fortunately, we have not had to do so at this time and we certainly hope that this does not become necessary at all. We have also provided hand washing and sanitation training and provide hand sanitizer and regular hand washing breaks to all staff. In addition, we are encouraging all support staff to work from home, as their position allows, and all have been issued with laptops free of charge.

The big question, of course, is are our packages safe? Safe to ship, safe for the couriers to handle and safe for you to receive and open? The resounding answer from the scientific community is: YES!!! The CDC and World Health Organization, along with countless others agree that "People receiving packages from China are not at risk of contracting the new coronavirus"

We have gathered a small collection of articles for you to learn more about this virus, many of which contain some great tips for staying healthy and staying safe:

From the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

From the WHO:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

From the UN:

https://news.un.org/en/events/un-news-coverage-coronavirus-outbreak

From the Washington Post:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/03/04/go-ahead-open-that-package-coronavirus-doesnt-spread-by-mail/

From CNN: 

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-13-20-intl-hnk/index.html

From LiveScience:

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-updates-united-states.html

(image courtesy of the World Health Organization)

(image courtesy of the United States Postal Service)

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