On Line Shipment Safety
IN CASE YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS OUTBREAK AND ORDERING ON-LINE
The Red Camel seeks to make sure that our shipments and packages are not part of the chain in the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We keep our office and storage area clean and follow best practices as part of our day-to-day routine. Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions, including increased cleaning and sanitizing of the office and storage area. All stock items for Previews, web items and Etsy shop items have been in the US for at least 14 days and most of them for much longer. New stock items will be held for a minimum of 14 days before being offered for sale. No stock items or packaging prepared for shipment will be handled by any staff member who is sick or has been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. We are following the guidance of the CDC, state and local health agencies.
Information on the safety of parcels and letters sent through the mail:
From the NHS: “There is currently no evidence that you can catch coronavirus from parcels and letters”, and that it’s “very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.”
From the CDC: “In general, because of poor survivability of [other coronaviruses SARS and MERS] on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures.”
From WHO: “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.”
Further information from the CDC: In general, because of poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient temperatures. Coronaviruses are generally thought to be spread most often by respiratory droplets. Currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with imported goods and there have not been any cases of COVID-19 in the United States associated with imported goods. Information will be provided on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website as it becomes available.
Found under section “How to Protect Yourself” regarding shipments from China.