Please note: while the postal system may be experiencing delays, I am still sending my packages out daily.
During this unfortunate crisis, please rest assured that The Carrotbox is and always has been greatly concerned with cleanliness (I am a frequent handwasher by nature). Packages are always prepared with clean hands in a clean environment and I have been taking social-distancing, as well as other preventative measures, very seriously. I ship out of the province of B.C., one of the least affected regions when you look at the stats for North America and Western Europe (source).
Health authorities have noted that transfer of the virus via shipped goods is unlikely, though the virus is thought to survive on cardboard for up to 24 hours. My rings ship in bubble mailers, which are paper on the outside; although it takes longer than 24 hours for the rings to be delivered, your mail delivery person does handle the package right before it lands at your door. You may wish to take extra precautions when handling the bubble mailer or you could opt to leave it untouched for a day or two before opening.
Thank you very much for supporting independent businesses. I hope you and those around you stay healthy and safe!