COVID-19: Shipping delays and face mask availability update- click to read more.

COVID-19 and Coyote Brush Studios- postal service delays, current mask updates, and more

We hope all are taking care of their mental and physical health during this time, respecting social distancing and use of masks, taking time to rest, checking in with your family, friends and community members, and supporting those you can.

As a result of COVID-19, our production is slowed with fewer of us in the studios, and delays in shipping may occur as we limit our outings. Our stock will be limited on some items due to the availability of materials from our suppliers during this time. Unexpected delays may occur

All orders, depending on their contents, will take 1-4 weeks to ship at this time. Please check face mask listings at the time of your order for specific shipping windows for masks. Non-mask items in your order will ship at the same time as your masks. Please contact us if you have a specific arrival date in mind for your order and we can let you know if it is a possibility.

With the extreme temperatures, wildfire risks and potential power shutoffs, our machines and bodies aren’t working well in the studios! We are delaying putting up more masks until we create an alternative workspace or until temps cool. Keep an eye out for two new mask patterns coming soon: California desert and pollinators!

We will be releasing small batches of facemasks for preorder on a roughly bi-weekly basis as we have the capacity to make them. If you see that all masks or your favorite pattern are out of stock, check the listing details for the date of our next batch release. 

USPS is doing their best to ship an unprecedented number of packages during this time! We and many other small business owners who rely on USPS have been noticing increased delays and issues with some shipments over the last few months. USPS is both overburdened with packages at the moment under COVID, and also facing a funding and management crisis- the result has been delayed packages and a lack of tracking updates and information along the way. Sometimes we are seeing packages not being scanned by the postal service until they reach their destination, and sometimes we are seeing packages disappear from tracking without any updates for up to a month and then being delivered. This means you may not see the tracking updates you are used to for your order's journey past the initial shipping notification. 

Thank you for your patience with both us and your mail carriers as you wait for your package to arrive! :) Shipping delays are 
super frustrating for both you and us. If you want to learn more about the mail delays many are facing across the country, this is a really informative and interesting Twitter thread from a small business owner that tracks with a lot of what we've been experiencing. Support postal worker's by visiting the American Postal Worker's Union Save the Post Office website for actions you can take to help protect our country's public mail service! You can also visit US Mail Not For Sale for more resources and information.

Below are a collection of resources we hope will make life a little easier and more interesting right now. 

Best DIY mask pattern for those who wear glasses

Tools for observing nature around you and through your window
Seek App

Ways to participate in citizen science from home: 
Zooniverse people powered research

Observing nature from your computer:
Monterey Bay Aquarium webcam

Start a nature journal 

Calming Coloring Book Pages