Habitat for Humanity is closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and wanted to update the public on its efforts to protect the health and well-being of its staff, volunteers, patrons, and guests.
Since the early stages of the outbreak, Habitat for Humanity has implemented heightened daily disinfection of its office and ReStore spaces with a focus on cleaning frequently touched countertops, handrails, doorknobs, and armrests while also placing hand sanitizers for convenient use.
In addition, it is providing guidance to staff, volunteers, patrons, and guests on the best ways to prevent illness, including:
1. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.
2. Wash your hands frequently. Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based (60 percent) hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
3. Avoid hugs and handshakes. Use alternate ways of greeting people and maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth and can make you sick.
5. Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
6. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
7. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
At this time, Habitat is continuing with its builds and store operations. If volunteers feel unwell or decide not to participate, please contact LaManda Bowers at email@example.com or call 476-6947 ext. 202.