Notice of Tasting Room / Museum Closure
March 16 ~ March 31, 2020
Dear Valued Customer:
As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely, the health and well-being of our associates, customers, and their employees is of utmost importance to us. We have received several inquiries regarding our response plan for the Coronavirus, COVID-19. We understand that you may be concerned with the potential for service disruptions.
We have taken the precautionary steps to help train our employees on the importance of hand-washing and other measures as recommended by the CDC. The tasting room will be closed from March 16th through March 31st. We have also stressed that anyone who isn’t feeling well should stay home, and our managers are being vigilant in sending home anybody who appears to be sick. These measures represent our best judgment in attempting to reduce risk for employees and the community.
As a manufacturing company, Takara Sake is obviously a physical business, and the options for remote work are limited to office personnel. Nonetheless, as long as we can safely keep our associates in the factory, we can continue doing the work that our customers rely on us to do. In the event we were to face a larger shutdown by government order, we would send out an immediate notification and post an update on our location and website.
In the meantime, we will continue to approach the crisis in a levelheaded and proactive way, while trying not to create undue fear.
President and CEO