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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS

Bean Products Community,

As many of you are already aware of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we'd like to let our customers know what we're doing to help ensure the safety of our employees and our customers. 

1. We currently do not have any employees that have been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, however we have posted and enforced strict hand washing policies prior to handling any office equipment or your products. 

2. We have expanded our sick leave to allow any non-essential personnel to work from home and not be tempted to work while sick. This may mean some delays in shipping your products and email responses. We apologize in advance. 

Some info from the CDC: 

According to the World Health Organization, it is “not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days.  If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose.”

In addition, we have the following recommendations with respect to the use of any yoga products during this time:

  1. You should not share a mat, block, zafu or any yoga/fitness products with anyone who has COVID-19 or might have been exposed to coronavirus. This is good practice in general during flu season, but especially now.  
  2. Sharing bedding products with anyone who may be sick in the house is also inadvisable. 
  3. Clean any products you use thoroughly to the standards provided by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html)

Finally, we strongly urge all to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning product.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. And, if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
For more information, please see:  www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019