What Does Covid-19 Coronavirus Mean For Blessing BUDDHA?
This article is intended for informational purposes only. For definitive information on COVID-19, please contact health and public safety organizations in your region. This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
With the continued worldwide spread of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, various precautions are being implemented to keep local and international populations safe.
So far this has included steps such as countries going into lockdown, factory closures, and travel restrictions.
Public health and safety is the number one concern. This information is meant to address how these measures might impact Blessing BUDDHA customers and the business we run, which have the potential to be widespread.
We know that this can feel like a scary and overwhelming time, but being prepared is the best way to take control during this uncertain time.
Manufacturers, suppliers, and logistics companies are experiencing disruptions to their operations. This is likely to have implications for companies around the globe, including our store.
This means our products might have lengthy delays reaching our customers. Let’s look more closely at what you can expect, and what to do about it.
With many manufacturing and logistics facilities restricted or shut temporarily, we recommend you prepare for delays of up to 1-2 months depending on your country and take that into account before continuing to do orders. There are currently some shipping disruptions in certain destination countries, which are the main cause of these delays.
Please note that this is not a rule and not all of our orders will be delayed.
In fact, majority of them are currently getting delivered on schedule.
WHEN WILL EVERYTHING GO BACK TO NORMAL?
At this stage, it’s uncertain when manufacturers and suppliers will begin operating as usual. Factory shutdowns took place at various locations throughout the globe in January and February.
Even as global factories begin to reopen, many logistics companies have reduced or hit pause on their operations. As a result, some cargo terminals are shutting down due to low volume.
Air transportation has also been impacted, with many dedicated shipping services being cancelled, as well as dramatic reductions in passenger services, which also often carry cargo.
DO PACKAGES POSE A RISK TO CUSTOMERS?
According to the CDC, there is no evidence to suggest that coronavirus has been transmitted through imported goods and packages.
While the virus is transmitted person-to-person through respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes, they generally don’t survive for long on surfaces. A recent study from UCLA suggests that the virus can survive for up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two or three days on plastic and stainless steel. This means there is a very low risk of COVID-19 spreading from products or packaging that have been shipped over days or weeks at ambient temperatures.