These are strange times we're living in. We have been granted permission by the State to remain open, so we are taking the opportunity to continue to serve our community. It feels strange to say so, but we are encouraging you to stay home. Although we'd love to see you smiling, familiar faces, we understand this is not business as usual. We are here if you need us for curbside or doorstep delivery, and have had several people take us up on that service. We are willing to deliver throughout our valley -- from Brewster to the Wenatchee area, just give us a call and we will set it up.
We are taking the time to invest in our business so when this major threat has passed, we will be even better equipped to serve you. We have made a commitment to our staff that we will keep them employed during this time. If we can keep them out of the unemployment system, we'd like to do that. We feel very fortunate to be able to offer them a bit of stability during these uncertain times.
We are looking at alternative ways to provide value to our customers, as well. We may see a shift in how retailers do business over the next few months. We have had an online store for many years, and we are adding to it every day. We welcome you to shop with us online, and again we can deliver, ship or keep it until you're ready to come pick it up. We are also working with our vendors on drop ship programs that would allow you to shop with us from home and have the product shipped directly from the manufacturer. In this way, you can still support us without coming to the store, and we can offer you much more than we could keep in stock.
For those that do wander into the store, you can be assured we are strictly following the governor's directions for sanitation and distancing. We take this very seriously. We will not allow more than 6 people in the store at any given time to ensure a safe distance can be maintained at all times. We have implemented policies that allow us to not touch your credit card. We sanitize after every customer.
We know this time will pass. We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome you, give you a hug or shake your hand. We know it's coming. For now, everyone stay safe and stay healthy!