COVID-19 Updates


Canada Post advises that delivery times are at least one week longer than usual–so add that time to the estimated delivery date for any Barb’s Outlet Etsy orders.

Canada Post is dealing with Christmas volumes of mail, due to people ordering online rather than shopping in stores. I believe the US postal system is dealing with the same situation.


Keep in mind that packages are handled by many people.

According to a recent study, this is how long the coronavirus can survive on certain surfaces:

– Copper: 4 hours
– Cardboard: 24 hours
– Plastic and stainless steel: Up to 3 days

If it took longer than three days for your order to arrive, the contents will be fine–but you must consider the outside of the packaging. If it’s a plastic-surface envelope, you can wipe it down with a bleach-water solution; if it’s heavy paper or cardboard, consider quarantining the unopened package for three days in your garage.

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