The developments of the past few weeks have been incredibly challenging. This pandemic has affected so many communities and proliferated to most nations around the world. We know this is affecting different communities in a myriad of ways and understand how difficult it has been for every single one of you. These are uncertain times and we know that it will get better.
However, we have a challenging period ahead of us. As a business and as community members and leaders, we have the responsibility to seek guidance from scientists and our government and to act accordingly. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and our community and are dedicated to doing our part to flatten the curve of infections of COVID-19. We believe self-distancing is the best measure to be taken and have decided to close our shop for an undetermined period of time. This wasn’t an easy decision to make as a small business, but we are hopeful that these measures will be followed by individuals, companies and organizations across the country to minimize transmission while alleviating the burden on our health care system.
As of today, the doors to our shop will be closed. We will keep our website active and online orders can still be placed. We will be working with the situation as it develops to determine safe delivery of goods through shipping or direct pick up at our Carlaw location. In addition, our co-founder and CEO Antonio Lennert is hosting an ongoing online series of free daily mindfulness meditation sessions as well as a weekly online Tidal Flow class. These classes are free of charge and are meant to safely maintain our sense of community while we self-isolate in our homes. Stay safe, remain calm, offer help to those in need and follow the advice from our leaders. Together, we will get through this challenging chapter in history.
We will update this journal entry as the situation develops.