COVID-19 CHANGES HERE AT CHESAPEAKE

DECEMBER 27, 2020 UPDATED

While most of us have a healthy respect of the personal efforts we each need to take to avoid this disease, our typical way of living our lives did little to prepare us for the actions and sacrifice we all need to avoid contracting this deadly / disabling virus.

Based on the pre-Thanksgiving week numbers, the second (or third) wave we were warned about has the makings of a full blown tsunami of infections AND, more importantly, hospitalizations.

While our various layers of government — Annapolis City, Anne Arundel County, State of MD and Federal — are asking everyone to stage a good defense from infection, they are trying desperately to get us to take the preventive steps to avoid the disease on our own. Do it because it’s the best thing we can do to stop an exponentially growing virus.

If we don’t take some responsibility and stop the spread of COVID-19 NOW, we’ll have people dying on the steps of the hospitals because the medical facilities are too full to find a bed for one more person.

When you enter the shop, please wait at the cash register for further direction.

Properly worn protective face masks are required at ALL TIMES in the retail area. (Whether you think the virus is a hoax or that mandatory masks are a violation of your constitutional rights, if you don’t wear a proper mask in the proper manner inside our shop, you will have to wait outside on the sidewalk for curbside pickup ONLY!)

Before entering the humidor or handling merchandise, you MUST use our hand sanitizer (or your own, if you carry it around)! Visit our sanitizer station before entering the humidor. (Again, if you refuse to do as we ask, you can wait out on the sidewalk and do curbside pick-up ONLY!)

We no longer provide cutters for customers to use themselves. We are glad to cut your cigar for you, however once you’ve put the cigar in your mouth, we will not cut it for you (believe it or not, it’s very common to have cigar smokers put the cigar in their mouth to wet it prior to cutting). We’ve got plenty of cutters available for sale if you need to cut your cigar on your own.

We suggest using your own lighter as well. The contaminated surface of a lighter could easily become the springboard for a whole list of positive COVID-19 tests that might be traced back to using that community lighter just one time. We sell VERY inexpensive refillable torch lighters as well as providing new boxes of matches free of charge.

SMOKING LOUNGE HOURS
As of April 1st, our Lounge is CLOSED to the general public until we no longer need to socially distance ourselves from each other.

RETAIL BUSINESS HOURS (Effective 12/1/20)
Monday: 11 AM till 6 PM or by appointment

Tuesday: 11 AM till 8 PM or by appointment

We are open later on Tuesday evenings to help those that can’t make it in during regular weekday business hours.

Wednesday through Saturday: 11 AM till 6 PM or by appointment

Sunday: 11 AM till 5 PM

Curbside Ordering and Pick Up are available during our regular retail hours. Deliveries will be made where we can accomodate the request.

SPECIAL NOTE FROM CONNIE, JONATHAN, JESSIE, LISSA & MIKE

COVID-19 is and will be a major pain in the ass for some time to come. We will continue to enforce the Mask, Sanitizer and Physical separation until WE feel the risk of us contracting the disease is over. We will decide when that will be, not the Governor, County Executive, Mayor or President. Please get used to our rules for our protection and your’s as well.