Add Beckett to the list of hobby-related businesses shut down by COVID-19. The Texas-based company’s offices will close Monday night after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order.
Non-essential businesses in the county have been ordered to lock their doors until at least April 3, with the likelihood the situation will continue beyond that date.
“This order is our best chance to flatten the curve in Dallas County and save as many lives as possible,” Jenkins told reporters. “I know there will be economic hardship and business closures with this order, and it makes me sick we are at this point.”
In a statement, Beckett asked collectors not to ship cards or autographs to the company for authentication and grading but indicated it was “working to have staff here for the next few days to accept orders in transit to the office.” However, they stated they “would not be able to guarantee orders will/can be delivered as scheduled.”
The company did state it would have phone customer service representatives available to answer questions if necessary.
PSA’s offices in California and New Jersey have also been forced to close temporarily because of similar government orders in the wake of the Coronavirus.