Just because we are open doesn't mean we are here for you to spend your time BROWSING around.
We are designated as an ESSENTIAL SERVICE
We are not here for you because you have nothing else to do
We are not here for you because you feel like getting out of the house for awhile.
We are in a STATE OF EMERGENCY
This is NOT A VACATION!
Every customer who walks in our doors PUTS US (and others) AT RISK
We really don't want to be here, but we realize that we are needed
YOU don't see how many times a day we wash and sanitize our hands to try to keep ourselves safe.
YOU don't see our upset co-workers in the break room strug gling to keep their composure
YOU don't see our spouses who worry about us every minute we are at work and who are our strength when we get home.
We have our jobs to do and we realize the IMPORTANCE OF OUR JOB TO YOU.
Also, you may be putting others at risk waiting outside our stores for HOURS, since we limit how many people can be inside at the same time.
In some states, if the nurseries are closed, then coming only for plants is not essential.
Most contracters cannot do their work, so you cannot get your flooring till after these bans are lifted.
Appliances are not being delivered or installed either.
Water heaters and doors are pretty much the only thing you can get done.
Also, most of our stores offer DELIVERY and/or Buy Online Pickup In Store.
These options could reduce/elimiate your contact with others, helping to keep EVERYONE Healthy.
And that's exactly why these shelter in place oders are for.
If we keep ignoring the new laws, there could be serious consequences
I'm not talking about the potentional for fines/jail time that are also imposed with these orders.
The LEAST you can do is come in with a sense of purpose, get what you need, and get yourselves HOME
And with most stores not having the essentials most would need (Toilet Paper/Soap/Cleaner/Masks)
There really is no need for the masses to come endanger the lives of others.
Many companies have already started donating some of these ESSENTIAL needs to ACTUAL ESSENTIAL services
Like the Hospitals and clinics that are fighting these very contagous disease.
(Like there are employees of stores testing positive, and most likely catching it from customers.)
As it stands, anyone can have COVID-19 and NOT show any symptoms.
So be safe, STAY HOME AND STAY HEALTHY.
It's the law and may be enforced by fines/jail time.
Please share, maybe we can get the message out there
5 April 2020 at 16:46:26 MDT