While the spread of the coronavirus is a large health concern, the virus is having an impact on economics including local dress shops and their shoppers.
Bridal and prom gown manufacturers in China that ship to the United States are shutting down due to the virus.
This is causing a delay in shipments to the states.
A southern Montgomery County bridal store told News Center 7 Reporter Monica Castro that soon, customers will not be able to place special orders on gowns and prom dresses manufactured in China.
Delays in online dress store shipments are also impacting people locally as customers are receiving messages from Azazie about shipment delays.
“We have had some delays due to the situation in China, which has impacted global production and shipping for many companies. To better reflect these delays and give our customers accurate delivery windows, we have increased our production times over the past few weeks and it’s currently set to 9 weeks,” according to an Azazie stylist in a message to a customer who lives locally.
Cars, phones and other clothing are seeing delays because of factory shutdowns in China.
There could be a Coca-Cola shortage and Amazon has expressed concerns of running out of stock.
It’s not known how long the delays and shortages will be.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that the coronavirus will spread to the United States and that the best way to prevent getting infected is to avoid being exposed to the virus.
They also suggest you should wash hands often, stay home when sick, cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, clean and disinfect areas frequently touched, don’t touch eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands and avoid people who are sick.