How Haute Hijab is responding to COVID-19
We are keeping a close eye on the latest news about the COVID-19 pandemic, just as you are, and have taken several steps to serve you — the HH community and communities at large — as safely as possible. Here is what we are doing and what hasn’t changed in our commitment to you:
1. All Haute Hijab employees are working remotely whenever possible, or practicing social distancing and following local guidelines and mask ordinances in cases where it is not possible to work from home. 2. We are still shipping worldwide, although many carriers are experiencing delays due to high demand and added safety measures. Due to the evolving global situation, international customers should expect additional delays on standard/economy service. Scroll down to "Our Shipping Services" for further details and specific restrictions. 3. In the third week of March we donated a portion of our sales to LaunchGood’s COVID-19 Emergency Response campaign. 4. We launched a campaign to donate 250 hijabs to Healthcare professionals which reached maximum capacity in less than an hour! 5. Due to the overwhelming response, we opened up the campaign for our community to purchase hijabs to donate to healthcare professionals. Since then, we have donated over 1,000 hijabs in total. (Please note that donations are now closed.) 6. We are focused on COVID-19-focused content on our blog to help you navigate this difficult time.
How we are helping to flatten the curve
Thankfully, Haute Hijab does not have any physical stores to close. We are caring for our employees by heeding precautions from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and local governments. All our employees who can work from home are doing so.
Our fulfillment centers
Our fulfillment teams are closely monitoring local guidelines and following the most up-to-date restrictions. Fortunately for our community, the these centers remains open, as they are deemed an essential business. Employees there are quarantining at home when not at work; if they feel ill, they are instructed not to come to work. Moreover, our packing stations are six feet apart and dedicated to a single fulfillment officer to reduce the chance of exposure.
Our shipping services
As of now, both our domestic and international services are continuing to operate. Please be advised that carriers are unfortunately experiencing delays due to high demand and added safety measures. While most delays should be minor, international economy shipping via Passport may experience longer delays of up to 30 days. Should there be any additional updates from any of our carriers, we will continue to keep this page updated with the latest information.
While COVID-19 disruptions to shipping services are easing in many circumstances, some shipping services and destinations continue to experience delays or suspensions.
The following countries are experiencing delays due to severe weather or lockdown-related staffing shortages: Australia, Canada, Fiji, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, and Russia.
The following countries continue to have inbound shipment service suspended. If you have an incoming shipment to one of these countries, it will be safely held at a postal facility until it can be released for final delivery: American Samoa, Brunei, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, East Timor, Eritrea, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gambia, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Laos People's Dem. Rep., Martinique, Mauritius, Myanmar, Panama, Paraguay, Reunion (Bourbon), Rwanda, Sint Maarten, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, Western Samoa, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
As always, we are here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, just email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also available via our social media platforms – Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – to answer your questions.
In the meantime, here is a du’a we can all recite after every prayer or at any time. May Allah (S) have mercy on us and protect us all.