March 16, 2020

Dear Artistica - Deruta of Italy friends and customers,

We know everyone is concerned about the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak and the impacts the virus may have on our daily lives. We take the health and safety of our customers and staff very seriously.
As such, we are taking precautions to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19; here are the things we want you to know.

Artistica - Deruta of Italy is open for business, and we are confident that our facilities and practices are safe.
We are following the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for businesses.
Our office staff are in separate rooms, and our warehouse staff is working in separated tables.
We are being extra vigilant with maintaining a sanitary environment in our facilities and ensuring our staff have what they need to stay healthy.
In addition to sanitizing surfaces regularly throughout the day and encouraging good handwashing practices, we have provided our warehouse staff with gloves to wear while picking and packing orders as an extra level of protection.
We have been informed that virus transmission throughout our products is practically impossible but to use even extra caution we now wipe clean any items we ship with virus disinfectant spray.

We are not expecting interruptions to our business and we do not anticipate any interruptions in our supply chain.
As of today, all our Italian suppliers are working in full force with not a single positive coronavirus case in any of our factories. Note that most of our factories are located in the central and south part of Italy much less affected by the virus than the northern area.
The only disruption we experienced affected the weekly delivery of our Air Freight import shipments that due to the recent stoppage of inbound flights from Italy. Last week we had to reroute our freights and that caused several days delay, but air freight shipments should return to their regular schedule soon.

At the time of this email, we are shipping orders from our Glenview, IL warehouse without interruption.
Should this change, we will send updates via email and posts on our website and social media.
We are communicating with our suppliers on daily basis and we will pass along information about any potential delays or shortages to you immediately.

We appreciate your understanding as this situation evolves. We must all do our part to keep ourselves, our families, and our communities healthy, and we sincerely hope everyone is able to resume their normal lives soon.
Updates will be posted with any new information and as always do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions.

We will get through this together!

 — The Artistica - Deruta of Italy Team


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