MAY 19, 2020
BC COVID-19 Re-Start Plan, Phase 2:
Hello friends, it's 945am on Tues, May 19th, and today British Columbia moves into "Phase 2" of re-opening the province during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We want to inform you that we will NOT BE RE-OPENING at this time.
Mom and I (and our team) have been agonizing over this for weeks. We miss all of you.... but sadly we will NOT be opening our doors in the month of May. We've looked over the guidelines that WorkSafeBC and the Province have laid out and we feel that there's just no reasonable & safe way for a tactile business like ours to re-open at this time that doesn't jeopardize the health and safety of our family, team, customers, and the community-at-large.
We considered the idea of opening our doors but restricting the # of people we let in, while having everyone else stand in line in order to achieve proper social distancing inside. But we decided that this would be severely inefficient, would let everyone down at the (necessary) slow service inside, which would ultimately be super frustrating for those standing outside, especially if it starts to rain.
We are also genuinely concerned about a potential 2nd wave (like Germany, etc), and with this weekend's news of a COVID-19 outbreak at our own Abbotsford Hospital, the risk couldn't be more obvious. This is not forever though. We will re-assess the situation weekly. HOPEFULLY we are proven wrong but #BetterSafeThanSorry
However, don't fret! Our ONLINE STORE (www.overseasfabrics.com
) has been making many of you very happy! If you haven't used it yet, we offer both Free CONTACTLESS Curbside Pickup (Mon-Fri 1130am-4pm) or Shipping anywhere in Canada! If you saw our posts last week, we are now working harder than ever to keep adding more of our products to our online store to serve you better. Stay tuned here for daily updates on what will be available!
We miss you all and we look forward to the day when we can welcome you back into our humble family fabric business when it is safe for both our staff and for you. Thank you for your patience, and for your continued support🙏🏽
We love you❤ #WeMissYou #WereAllInThisTogether #HelpingTheHelpers