In case anyone has concerns about whether or not we are an essential service, the State guidelines for essential services includes the following, which I believe fits us precisely:
"Workers supporting the entertainment industries, studios, and other related establishments, provided they follow covid-19 public health guidance around social distancing."
While all of my employees are working from home or taking a leave of absence, I am available at the store 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday to process online orders and to offer curbside pickup and delivery of purchased products and/or instruments requiring service such as restrings, setups and other repairs, and rental pickup and drop-off. I will also make local deliveries within a 5 mile radius of the store. Private lessons are being conducted online via FaceTime, Zoom or Skype. All group activities are cancelled until the Stay-At-Home Order is lifted.
Daniel Elliott Jr