COVID-19 Concerns

Ahoy!

I know you've probably gotten a lot of emails recently telling you how this or that company is committed to the health and safety of their employees and customers. You're probably also getting tired of seeing the same corporate statement over and over again, just with different logos. Here at High Tide Gifts, we have no employees to send home, and since the work that I do is all from home anyway, it's business as usual here, even while isolating (I’m calling it "isolation" rather than "quarantine" because neither of us is sick).

I've been in contact with all of our suppliers, and as of Tuesday night, 3/17/2020, all but 2 have gotten back to me to say that they and their employees are healthy, and that their warehouses and shipping centers are not in areas currently under quarantine. Some did have a precautionary quarantine, but production is back to normal, and none of our suppliers have reported problems. 

Testing has shown that while the virus can survive on a counter long enough to be a problem for an in-person checkout line, our shipping times are longer than it's been able to hold on. From the World Health Organization's Q&A page:

Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?

Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low. 


Source: World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Q&A

If you just can't shake that anxiety, don't worry, we've got you.

Look for this image on product pages.

Every product that ships from a supplier who has responded that all's well has this image below the shipping time estimate, so you can shop with peace of mind. If a product doesn't have this image, all it means is that I haven't heard back, not necessarily that anything is wrong.

Here are the supplier responses we have at this point:

Adjustable Turtle Cord Bracelets

Confirmed OK

 

Adjustable Wave Cord Bracelets

Confirmed OK

 

Antiqued Octopus Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Astronaut & Whale Paired Enamel Pins

Confirmed OK

 

Bohemian Shell Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Celtic Salmon Pendant

Confirmed OK

 

Cubic Zirconia Dolphin Bracelet

Confirmed OK

 

Dolphin Stainless Steel Deluxe Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Fish Bones Stainless Steel Deluxe Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Friendly Octopus Earrings

Confirmed OK

 

Friendly Penguins Enamel Pins

Awaiting Reply

 

Hammerhead Shark Enamel Pin

Confirmed OK

 

Hematite Fluke Bracelet

Confirmed OK

 

Jeweled Seahorse Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Jumping Double Dolphin Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Marlin Stainless Steel Deluxe Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Mermaid's Tear Freshwater Pearl Earrings

Awaiting Reply

 

Mermaid's Tear Freshwater Pearl Pendant Necklace

Awaiting Reply

 

Mermaid's Tear Freshwater Pearl Pendant Necklace & Earrings Set

Awaiting Reply

 

Metal Straw Set

Confirmed OK

 

Metal Straw Set PLUS Extra Wide Straw

Confirmed OK

 

Ocean Friends Enamel Pins

Confirmed OK

 

Octopus Arms Cuff Earrings

Confirmed OK

 

Octopus Stainless Steel Deluxe Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Polar Bear and Penguin Keychains

Confirmed OK

 

Polymer Clay Ocean Buddy Earrings

Confirmed OK
(Oops! There will be an image here once the website starts behaving again.) Polymer Penguin Stud Earrings Awaiting Reply

 

Sad Shark Enamel Pins

Confirmed OK

 

Shark Pun Enamel Pins

Confirmed OK

 

Stainless Steel Fish Urn Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Sterling Silver Dolphin Stud Earrings

Confirmed OK

 

Sterling Silver Filigree Fluke Earrings

Confirmed OK

 

Sterling Silver Filigree Fluke Necklace

Confirmed OK

 

Telescoping Straw with Clip-On Storage Capsule

Confirmed OK

 

Whale Constellation Enamel Pins

Confirmed OK

 

Whale Constellation Enamel Pins 4-Piece Collection

Confirmed OK
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