Covid-19 has had a wide ranging and unfortunate impact on both people and businesses, and is presently leaving few unscathed as we now make adjustments to our normal routines.
Unfortunately while quarantines and social distancing are not unfamiliar concepts to most farmers, it is going to have a notable effect on some of our usual processes, namely farm visits. At this time the province has restricted gatherings and has imposed restrictions on non-essential services. Although farming itself is considered essential, some of our more social activities, including farm visits, alpaca visits, and treks unfortunately must be post-poned as per the requirements.
It is with regret that we must note that this will have an effect on all subscribers to our "Sponsor-an-Alpaca" program. As all tiers of the program include farm visits with an individual's chosen alpaca, we must at this time post-pone any visits until restrictions are lifted and we can safetly welcome visitors to the farm. We would like to assure visitors and Sponsors that when the time comes, appropriate safety measures will be in place to reduce risk, including the appropriate access to hand-sanitizer, disinfection of tack, and social distancing.
Because we do not yet know how long we may be under these restrictions while we wait for that curve to flatten, we will be extending and renewing all Sponsor-an-Alpaca sponsorships for another year, free of charge, so that hopefully by this time next year everyone who has sponsored an animal in 2019 and 2020 will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of their sponsorship, while still recieving updates about their respective animals.
Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions about farm visits or Sponsorship (or the status of your sponsorship). While we may not be able to visit with everyone in our usual fashion, everyone here at Northern Mystery Alpacas is still here to support everyone during this time of stress as best as we can virtually.
We sincerely hope that everyone stays safe and healthy during this time, and we look forward to continuing to provide updates as we know more.