Covid-19 Update

Order Processing & Shipping Status

  • The State of Georgia has lifted its shelter in place order for persons who are not in medically vulnerable groups.
  • We are not running at full staffing levels and we are receiving double the normal volume of sales and inquiries. Live Chat requests will be answered by email. Emails and return requests will be answered within 1-3 business days. Thank you for your patience.
  • Orders for items that are IN STOCK are being fulfilled ON TIME within 1-3 business days. Shipping then takes an additional 1-11 days depending on the service you select and your location.
  • Orders for SPECIAL ORDER items that are not in stock are taking longer than the usual 1-3 weeks to cut and sew. Please allow 3-6+ weeks.
  • Shipping carriers UPS and USPS are advising it is necessary to allow at least an additional 1-3 days on top of normal shipping estimates (5-8 days for Ground, 1-3 days for Priority) due to high shipping volumes.
  • We strongly recommend purchasing Route shipping insurance on your order because shipping carriers are reporting an increase in shipping incident claims and longer resolution times.
a barnett home decor employee holding ppe for covid-19

Covid-19 Corona Virus Masks and PPE

  • Barnett has diverted part of our usual home decor production to produce cloth masks and gowns for hospitals.
  • If you represent a hospital, state government, or similar organization or agency, and would like to accept Barnett's offer to cut and sew surgical masks or gowns, please use our contact form to provide your contact information.
  • Barnett will be making cloth masks available to the general public soon. The CDC recommended on April 3rd that nearly everyone should wear a mask in public. The CDC recognizes the fact that people who do not have Covid-19 symptoms may be asymptomatic carriers of the virus who may still be capable of spreading it.
  • It is important to understand that these cloth masks cannot guarantee that you will not contract Covid-19; and they do not filter to the same degree as N65 masks. However, Linsey Marr, an expert in airborne disease transmission at Virginia Tech, has stated that even homemade cloth masks can block the amount of virus particles we inhale by as much as 80%.

Barnett is committed to satisfying these 20 Operational Safety guidelines from the Governor of Georgia:

  1. Screening and evaluating workers who exhibit signs of illness, such as a fever over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, cough, or shortness of breath;
  2. Requiring workers who exhibit signs of illness to not report to work or to seek medical attention;
  3. Enhancing sanitation of the workplace as appropriate;
  4. Requiring hand washing or sanitation by workers at appropriate places within the business location;
  5. Providing personal protective equipment as available and appropriate to the function and location of the worker within the business location;  
  6. Prohibiting gatherings of workers during working hours;
  7. Permitting workers to take breaks and meals outside, in their office or personal workspace, or in such other areas where proper social distancing is attainable;
  8. Implementing teleworking for all possible workers;
  9. Implementing staggered shifts for all possible workers;
  10. Holding all meetings and conferences virtually, wherever possible;
  11. Delivering intangible services remotely wherever possible;
  12. Discouraging workers from using other workers’ phones, desks, offices, or other work tools and equipment;
  13. Prohibiting handshaking and other unnecessary person-to-person contact in the workplace;
  14. Placing notices that encourage hand hygiene at the entrance to the workplace and in other workplace areas where they are likely to be seen;
  15. Suspending the use of Personal Identification Number (“PIN”) pads, PIN entry devices, electronic signature capture, and any other credit card receipt signature requirements to the extent such suspension is permitted by agreements with credit card companies and credit agencies;
  16. Enforcing social distancing of non-cohabitating persons while present on such entity’s leased or owned property;
  17. For retailers and service providers, providing for alternative points of sale outside of buildings, including curbside pick-up or delivery of products and/or services if an alternative point of sale is permitted under Georgia law;
  18. Increasing physical space between workers and customers;
  19. Providing disinfectant and sanitation products for workers to clean their workspace, equipment, and tools;
  20. Increasing physical space between workers’ worksites to at least six (6) feet.