Thank you for thinking of Nashoba Valley Winery for your event as we would love to work with you in the future when more clarity is provided on how we will be allowed to operate.
Currently, we have suspended discussing, marketing and booking of all private events because of the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19. The decision was difficult but it was based on our experience with trying to plan in these uncertain times when the rules are unknown. Our decisions was also based on our knowledge that events and weddings booked for this year may have to be re-scheduled and we want to make sure that they have the first opportunity to re-schedule for future dates.
While we look forward to the reopening of our economy, we recognized that various agencies of government are going to impose new rules and restrictions on social gathers that will alter the economics of our operations. We are unsure if we will be able to meet all of the new regulations being imposed on our other operations and still be able to host private events. We have also had conversations with furloughed staff members about work who have expressed concern about returning and have expressed a desire not to return until their comfort level is satisfied. A recent national survey showed that almost 60% of Americans are not yet comfortable returning.
The only thing that is certain today is that our decision is not premised on any believe that our future is questionable but solely on the belief that it is not practical to plan events until the uncertainties detailed above are resolved. We recognized that it is going to be a lot more difficult to reopen than it was to shut down and we will struggle to comply with everything coming while balancing customer relations.
We will be here for many years to come and hope that you will understand and look to us in the future when the world returns to normal. Thanks for your understanding, your support and appreciation of family owned farms and local business. United We Stand.