Latest COVID-19 Updates for Inked Goddess Creations
Last updated: April 1, 2020
On March 31st, the governor of Arizona issued a stay home order for our state. Fortunately, the stay home order has a few exceptions, including, "... employment if as a sole proprietor or family-owned business, work is conducted in a separate office space from your home and the business is not open to serve the public." As Inked Goddess Creations is a family-owned business whose office is not open to the public, we will continue to take orders, make items, and ship orders until we are notified otherwise by a new state or federal mandate.
Our April "Witches Love Crystals" Inked Goddess Creations Box shipped early this month, on March 31st. We wanted our customers to have a little light during this dark time!
Our April shop update is still scheduled to go live early on Sunday, April 5th.
We want to thank everyone who continues to place orders with us. We are doing our best to get orders out within 2-4 days so it can be to you quickly!
March 25, 2020
Blessings to everyone right now! Our world is in such an uncertain state that changes each day. This post is to update you on runnings here at Inked Goddess Creations so you know about your orders, upcoming product releases, and how we are handling things here. Most current updates will always be at the top of the article!!
As of right now, we still have a green light here in Tucson, AZ for going to work as normal. As a precaution, we made the decision for our company to just have store owners Morgan and Colin run the day-to-day operations at Inked Goddess Creations, including making, processing, packing, and shipping orders, and advised our friends and employees to stay at home during this time. We are still shipping orders out a minimum of twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays (though recently we have been doing orders daily), and have USPS pickups made to minimize trips to the post office. We (Morgan, Colin, and our teenagers) have practiced self-quarantine for almost 2 weeks now, making the home and office our only 2 outings on a regular basis, and our teenagers only work with us when we are making items for the upcoming shipment of our Inked Goddess Creations Box. Our shop and home were both cleaned, organized, and disinfected at the beginning of this, and each day that we work at the office, I start the day out wiping down surfaces, door handles, etc with disinfectant wipes, and end the day with sweeping and mopping the floors. Our family of 4 are the only people that have access to the interior of the office. We also have mandatory handwashing at least once an hour. We feel that we are 100% complying with the federal precautions put into place to stop the spread of the virus.
On a metaphysical level, I have essential oils of Sage, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Thyme, Lemon, Orange, and Lavender burning in our living quarters around the clock for healing, cleansing, calming, and happy energy. I hold sacred space each day to send out healing, loving, protective energy to the world.
At this time, we are fully planning on our "Witches Love Crystals" Inked Goddess Creations Box to ship on Friday, April 3rd, as normal.
At this time, we are fully planning to launch new items and Tucson Gem Show specimens on Sunday, April 5th, as normal.
Please understand that this is how we are running things under the current state of Arizona and the US, which could change at any time. We are a small business, so your support is definitely appreciated throughout all of this, as businesses like ours will be hit the hardest if things get worse. With that being said, please know that our status could change at any time, so if you are thinking of placing an order with us right now, I need you to ask yourself a question before you do so-
If the shop's status changes after you have made your purchase but before we can ship it, will you be able to be patient until the status changes and we can ship, or will you request a refund for your order?
If you ask yourself that question and the answer is that you will request a refund from us, knowing the state of Arizona and the US are not in our control, then I ask you to please refrain from placing your order during these uncertain times.
If you are a current customer of Inked Goddess Creations, we do have a Facebook group available for you to join for FREE, where we hold live virtual sacred space once a week, keep the positive energy flowing, and have amazing witchy discussions. Through the group, you can also sign up to be a part of our FREE text messaging system to receive positive inspirations throughout the week. Please be sure to answer the 3 questions required to join the group, so we can verify that you are a customer.
I will also be holding Facebook Lives each week (as of right now, Fridays at 3pm PST) on our Facebook Page, with discussion and learning topics to keep the magick flowing in your life during these times.
Please, please, please be safe out there. Please practice the precautions set by the CDC to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of this virus, and try to remain positive during this time. This is something that has not happened in our world to this extent in over 100 years, and you are living through it right now! Think of the stories you can tell your grandkids in the future about the great Quarantine of 2020. Concentrate on getting to know yourself again during this time, and we can all emerge on the other side awake, aware, and motivated to be our authentic selves!
Many blessings to you all,
Owner, Inked Goddess Creations