Update 3/12/2020: As a customer of Stellarvue we wanted to let you know what we are doing to address concerns when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
During this time of heightened sensitivity, Stellarvue has been closely monitoring developments. We strengthened our cleaning procedures in our entire facility, educated our employees on best practices recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are using disinfectant on work surfaces and telescopes/mounts we make. Employees generally work in separate locations at least six feet away from each other. We are assigning phones and other equipment to individuals so they are not shared.
The office will be closed to walk in customers until further notice. Stellarvue is currently available by phone Monday-Friday, 9-5 Pacific time and you can place orders on the web 24 hours per day.
No one on staff is currently ill and everyone working here has health coverage and sick leave time available should anyone get sick. Employees have been told to stay at home if they develop a fever or illness.
One important reason to implement these procedures is to slow the spread of the disease so hospitals are not overwhelmed as happened in Italy. We feel a deep sense of responsibility to everyone in our community including our friends throughout the astronomical community.