As a local Victoria physician, I strongly urge you to immediately close your store. Usual or even heightened cleaning methods will NOT be enough to prevent this virus from spreading. We know COVID-19 stays on clothing and can be transmitted by asymptomatic people (ie: shoppers in your store touching clothing). Healthcare workers are dying all over the world despite stringent hospital cleaning methods and wearing personal protective equipment – steaming clothing and cleaning high traffic areas is NOT enough.
As my colleagues and I prepare to put our lives (and our families health) on the line in the coming months, it is incredibly disappointing to see non-essential local businesses continue to operate.
Staying open and spreading COVID-19 makes our job as physicians SO MUCH harder. And it will result in more deaths.
Dr. Kathryn Kuss, MD, BSc, CCFP
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Thank you for your understanding and continued support as this business is your business too.