The BURST Team’s Plan for COVID-19
We here at BURST have been incredibly sympathetic to those suffering around the world who are affected by COVID-19 and feel it is our duty to express our plans to support the wellbeing of our customers and employees as well as our efforts to contribute to the global effort to slow down the spread of the virus.
Over the past week, Hamish and I have taken much time to discuss what our efforts internally would look like to protect our team. We are a virtual work environment by nature so having everyone at home was a great first step. For the foreseeable future, we’ve grounded all employee travel – the shows and conventions we go to are great for our business but not vital to its survival – so therefore we’ll pause these until further notice.
Our partners in manufacturing and distribution have been tremendous in the face of this crisis. What you should know is that they have the highest of standards and have increased their protocols in the face of this crisis. What is more, the long transit times from both factory to our warehouse then from our warehouse to you long outlast any incubation periods we are aware of as it relates to COVID-19. We’re a 100% online business, and we deeply believe that the mouth is the first line of defense in a healthy immune system – which is why we’ll continue with business as usual providing great care to our customers.
Last, we believe the spirit of the BURST community is about kindness, compassion and giving. Our growth as a business has been fueled by healthcare professionals with whom we speak daily. We know the burden doctors and nurses across the world are facing. So, all month long, we’ll be contributing to Direct Relief to help with the much needed care and supplies at hospitals. If you’d like to donate alongside of us, you can do so on our Facebook page.
We’ll keep you all posted as we have more information but know we’ve got the safety and well being of everyone in our hearts.
All the best,
Brittany Stewart and Hamish Khayat
Founders, BURST Oral Care