Corvid-19 Novel Coronavirus & Maternity Clothing

Posted by Nancy Skuce on

Covid-19  Novel Coronavirus & Maternity Clothing

I want to personally assure you that all the clothing at HEA Maternity and Preggy.ca is safe and free of the Covid-19 virus.

All the clothing at both our brands, HEA Maternity & Preggy.ca was manufactured prior to December 2019, and has been in North America for some time. This is one of the benefits of Consignment!

What is Covid-19? 

Watch the video above from the World Health Organization WHO which is dated January 25, 2020, and does a good job of explaining the virus. 

The incubation period on average is 5.1 days.  97.5% of people who develop symptoms will do so within 11.5 days of exposure. 

All the clothing we sell was manufactured prior to December 2019.

The first reported case in Wuhan, Hubei, China was in December 2019

The first confirmed case in Canada was January 27th in Ontario. 

The first confirmed case in the USA was on January 20th in Washington.

  

The Power of Consignment.

The clothing we sell was created prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. And most of the clothing in stock was accepted prior to the first cases of the novel coronavirus in North America.  

What about the women who wore the clothing last?

I’ve created a chart to show you where the consignments and new apparel came from starting December 2019 to today, March 12, 2020. 

Since December 2019 our consignments have come from

 

None of these locations had confirmed reports of the Corvid-19 virus before the clothing was sent.  

Montreal the first reported case was February 27th, 2020. The clothing from Montreal arrived in January and in mid-February. The infected person with the virus in Montreal arrived from Iran on February 24, 2020. 

The cases of the Corvid virus in the GTA were not reported until late February. 

There are currently no reported cases in Petawawa and Pembroke.

It's Safe to Shop With Us

I'm the only person who handles the clothing, and I practice proper handwashing procedures.

HEA maternity is located in the small town of Petawawa. I share my home with my husband, two young children, 5 fish, and my small business! I have a child in daycare part-time and a child in kindergarten, so I'm already in the habit of wiping down surfaces with soap and water or Green Works, and then wiping bathroom fixtures, doorknobs and trim with disinfecting wipes.

The maternity & breastfeeding clothing is available by appointment and at occasional pop-ups. HEA's last pop up was in January.  

When you shop here in my home, you have the retail space to yourself, you're never in a large crowd. The clothing has bever been exposed to large crowds.

 

Should I Cancel In-Home Appointments?

I want to keep my family safe, and HEA mama's safe. But at this time I don’t think the risk of Covid-19 transmission in my community is very high. I will continue to offer in-home appointments because I think the risk to my family is low and the risk of transmission through the clothing is currently nonexistent.  

I can say with confidence that the clothing at HEA Maternity & Preggy.ca is virus-free, but when you receive your clothing from us, wash it before you wear it.

As an extra precaution, I’ll be washing all returns and exchanges, as well as all new consignments before I make them available for resale.

I ask all local mama’s who have cold-like symptoms to please shop online and select local pickup. Even local pickups can be returned if items don’t fit or meet your expectations.

Please continue to shop with us for your maternity & breastfeeding needs. And tell your friends about us!

 

Changes We're making

  • We are closing consignments for the time being.
  • We will no longer overlap appointments and will wipe surfaces down after appointments.
  • Any incoming consignments, returns or exchanges will be washed before they are made available for sale. 
  • The return period has been extended to June 30, 2020 for all orders. You can read our return policy here.

Resources 

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200310164744.htm

The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32150748


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