March 12, 2020

To our Gear Coop Community:

Gear Coop’s thoughts go out to those affected by the Coronavirus. It is times like these that reminds us how we are connected like never before. With that in mind, I want to share what we are doing as a company.

Protecting our employees, customers and vendors is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling our next few events, including our Beer & Bouldering on Thursday, March 19th as well as the March GCO Warehouse Sale on Saturday, March 21-22nd.

I have enhanced office and retail protocols for the healthiest work and shopping environment as possible. Each of us has a role to play in preparing ourselves and upholding our civic duty to help prevent further outbreaks. By implementing safety precautions, if everyone does their part it can help lessen the risk for all.

Decisions will be made weighing a number of factors grounded in science. I ask that we all listen to doctors and public health experts. Wash your hands. Take care of ourselves and our families. Be patient and flexible. 

Remember that everyone is doing their best under very trying circumstances. This is an opportunity to pull together from a place of compassion and understanding. 

Stay tuned for updates, as needed. Please be patient and flexible during this heightened awareness. I know that we will persevere.

From the Gear Coop family to yours,

Tom F. Connell