Habitat for Humanity of Findlay/Hancock County
COVID-19 Safety and Precautions
CDC Recommendations and Guidance will be followed at all times.
When County Meets Moderate Risk Level of YELLOW
o Masks are recommended not required for staff and volunteers when working/meeting inside together and social distancing cannot be maintained.
o Build, Repair, FOC and ReStore programs continue to provide all services.
o If donation pick up must go inside homes, ReStore employees are required to wear mask
o Meetings that occur in closed offices require staff to wear a mask
o Build and repair teams must be smaller than groups of 10. Social distancing during work should be maintained, especially for inside repairs
o Signage will be placed on both entrances to building and will recommend mask wearing, but not mandate
o Verbiage in all volunteer handbooks and on web-site will encourage mask wearing, but not mandate
When County Meets Substantial Risk Level of RED
All volunteers should be encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick. Individuals who arrive on site with symptoms will be sent home. A no-touch thermometer is provided at all worksites and encouraged for volunteers use. Anyone who checks their own temperature should report to site supervisor if showing a temperature of 100.4 or greater, and will be asked to leave the worksite.
o Masks are required for staff, guests and volunteers when working/meeting inside together and social distancing cannot be maintained.
o Board meetings, committee meetings and client meetings all require masks by all present.
o Build, Repair, FOC and ReStore programs continue to provide services with the following restrictions:
o No donation in-home pickups scheduled. Employees are to decline donation at the site if donor expects in-home service.
o Masks will be provided to ReStore customers upon entry, as well as guests
o ReStore employees and volunteers are required to wear masks when on sales floor, if interacting with volunteers, or not working in their own space where social distancing can be maintained. Masks are recommended for staff but not mandated when helping customers for ReStore outside.
o No interior Critical Home Repairs will be scheduled
o FOC meetings will offer a virtual option to clients
o Meetings occurring in closed offices, staff are required to wear a mask
o Build and repair teams must be smaller than groups of 10, social distancing during work should be maintained.
o No more than 10 volunteers should be scheduled per shift at any site.
o Volunteers should practice a social distance of 6 feet. If working outside, masks are not required as long as social distancing is practiced
o Safety circles, briefings and devotions will maintain all social distancing requirements
o Do not congregate volunteers to sign in or have large groups attend orientations, maintain a safe social distance with appropriate signage at tent check in.
o We will implement a no handshake policy while COVID-19 remains a concern.
o Volunteers working inside for long periods of time (more than 15 minutes) will wear appropriate PPE, including masks and gloves (when not running power tools), and should wash hands frequently at provided hand wash stations.
o Self-temperature checks, Wash stations, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes and tissues will be provided for all volunteers at all sites.
o All equipment utilized should be properly sanitized at the end of each shift.
o Clean and sanitize gathering spaces or meal distribution sites regularly. Dispose of cleaning materials properly and contain any contaminated materials.
o Snacks, drinks and meals will be individually wrapped, and served
o Volunteers are asked to not share tools, but to keep their provided tools in their pouch or area throughout their shift, and placing them in designated sanitation areas at end of shift. Gloves should be used on ladders.
When County Meets Severe Exposure of PURPLE
o ReStore and Offices closed to public upon review of board of directors and Executive Director
o ReStore Online Sales: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
o Facebook Live 2 times a day
o All staff continue to report to work. Virtual accommodations will be considered where appropriate for responsibilities.
o Build, FOC and ReStore programs continue to provide services with the following restrictions:
o Donation Pickup schedule will continue as volume demands, with no person to person contact
o Curbside Delivery: 2 or 3 times a week depending on volume
– $50 for 1 item; $10 for each additional item
– Developing a document/verbiage for customer to sign off for condition of items
o No volunteers
o Builds must wear mask at all times.
o No more than 5 people on site at any given time including staff, and all are required to wear a mask at all times.
o No hospitality will be offered at any site.