Hello everyone. We hope our COVID-19 update finds you and your loved ones well.
Every day there are new developments in this pandemic from COVID-19 and how it is being addressed. Here at Wine Country Journeys while we are not operating any tours, we are answering all calls and emails from home! We are taking reservations for future dates, and selling gift certificates!
Recap of This Past Week
Sunday 03/15/20: A press conference held by CA Governor Gavin Newsom, called for further social distancing with included the temporary closure of all wineries, brewpubs, bars and nightclubs, as well as all people over the age of 65, and those with underlying chronic medical conditions, to isolate themselves at home. We stopped running our tours to comply with the Governor of California’s request.
Tuesday 03/17/20: The county of Sonoma ordered a 3 week shelter in place for all residents and the closure of all non-essential businesses. This means we will be unable to offer tours at least through April 6, 2020.
Thursday 03/19/20: The Governor of CA ordered a shelter in place for all residents of CA and the closure of all non-essential businesses.
This challenging time will definitely have a huge economic impact to our business and personal lives and we know we are not alone in that. However, we strongly believe that IF we ALL come together and take this as serious as it truly is, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and save many lives. Being a good human being means putting the lives of yourself, your loved ones and others first, above everything else. And here at Wine Country Journeys, we choose to be good human beings.
Being a small family owned and operated company, we are self employed and therefore not eligible for many of the traditional emergency aid offered to regular employees such as unemployment benefits. Without operating our tours, we have zero revenue/zero income, but all of our regular expenses to still cover. Since we have no idea how long any of this will last or when tourists will return to beautiful Sonoma County, the foreseeable future is very concerning. But if we can all do our part, we will get past this sooner!
We hope everyone joins us in helping to stop the spread and saves lives. We will continue to update our page as things changes and we can’t wait until we can share wine country with all of you again.