We all see what is happening to the COVID numbers. We cannot pretend that life is returning to normal or pretend that this will be a typical holiday season. For us, one of the hardest aspects of the pandemic times is figuring out what is the right thing to do. What can Scuppernong Books do to help keep our community safe and remain a viable business?
The honest answer, I fear, is that we can't do both with absolute certainty of safety. But we do know that wearing masks 100% of the time goes a long way to minimizing the risk for both customers and staff. We are adamant about the use of masks in our store and have been since we reopened in June. And we'll continue to limit the number of people in the store--a number we have reduced to six at any one time.
But it is time to reemphasize curbside pickup for those that choose it and to remind you that we are happy to ship your books to wherever you need them. We've even offered the occasional delivery. For now, we'll keep the storefront open, but as a community we'll all need to keep assessing our safety and act with the health care workers and the vulnerable in mind. This is no time to get impatient with the pandemic.