As we prepare for the gradual reopening of non-essential businesses in Kentucky, we wanted to update you on where we stand. If the state maintains its plateau and Governor Beshear's plans move forward, we will be preparing to reopen on or around June 1st. This is a little later than the given date for retail to reopen, but gives us more time to rearrange the store for adequate social distancing and prepare a safe shopping experience for our customers. If that date changes, we'll let you know!
Current plans, outside of changing the store layout, involve:
- limiting the number of customers in the store at a time
- requiring all customers to wear cloth masks or some form of covering over mouth and nose while they are in the store
- installing plexiglass shields at the register and jewelry cases where social distance is harder to maintain
- regularly sanitizing frequently-touched surfaces (counters, stair railings, shopping baskets, etc.)
- marking store aisles as one-way to help folks maintain social distance
- having hand sanitizer available for customers to use
- maintaining shorter hours and having fewer staff working at one time (while also checking our temperatures daily!)
Employees will also be masked and will handle merchandise and forms of payment as minimally as possible (with gloves or frequently sanitized hands).
We'll follow these plans until we're all able to ease social distancing measures -- whenever that may be. We're committed to the safety of our employees and customers, and we want to closely follow the reopening procedures provided by Governor Beshear and the CDC to help ensure all of us stay healthy and well. (This may also mean having to temporarily close our doors again if Kentucky sees another spike; we'll be watching the news carefully and following all guidelines from our governor.)