COVID-19 Update

Habitat for Humanity is actively monitoring updates from from the Mesa County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

New COVID 19 UPDATE October 29, 2020

With an upswing of COVID cases with in the Grand Valley we wanted to touch base with our shoppers, volunteers, donors and staff as to what we are currently doing to keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.

A friendly reminder to social distance and to continue to adhere to the State mandate to wear a mask while out in public.  Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County will continue to limit the number of customers to 50% capacity. To manage this restriction, associates and signage will remind customers of the importance of facial covers and social distancing. Once the store reaches its capacity, customers will be admitted inside on a “1- out-1-in” While we want our customers to feel welcome; we also have a responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of our customers and employees. We ask that our customers shop for what they need, check-out and return to their home. With limited occupancy, it is vital that customers not linger unnecessarily.

The Restore is open with daily business hours Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 at the ReStore. Due to COVID store operations will be closed Sunday and Monday. All donations will be held for 24 hours before processing.

We are still scheduling donation pick-ups, picking up only from the garage or driveway. To encourage social distancing drivers will not enter the home. To schedule a pick up, and to see when we service your area call the ReStore at 970.263.9850, ext. 101. Pick-up schedule is Tuesday – Friday between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Employees and Volunteers will be required to wear face masks. Shopping carts will be sanitized after each use. There will be no public access to restrooms or drinking fountains. Customers who have a fever or cough are asked to stay home to protect the safety and health of our community.

Construction Site hours continue to be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. However, workers at the site will be limited to 10 individuals. Social distancing will be required. Wearing a face masks will also be required per the State mandate. Assistance from existing construction volunteers is welcome. Please notify our construction foreman at 970.778.5611, to check on tasks on hand for the week.

The Affiliate office is currently open with a limited number of team members. Habitat Homeowners can contact the office at 970.255.9850 ext. 206 Potential Home ownership Program applicants and future homeowners can contact 970.255.9850 ext. 202.

Volunteers, new volunteers and groups – are not being accepted at the Restore at this time. For future scheduling and orientation please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 970.255.9850 ext. 202. Current construction volunteers should contact the construction foreman before volunteering at the site. Groups interested in group build should contact the Marketing Director at 970.255.9850, ext. 205 about availability and procedures.

Moving forward as information about Covid-19 continues to developed, our leaders and operations teams will continue to listen to the advice from the medical experts, associates and customers, and consider how we can best serve our community while helping slow the spread of the virus. The health and safety of our associates, customers and homeowners is truly what matters most.

To prioritize the health and safety of our community, we will adhere to the state orders and guidelines of the CDC, and local authorities. In our effort to keep you safe in light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we request every to follow the guidelines.

On a daily basis, we ask employees and volunteers if they are experiencing symptoms of any illness.We do not allow anyone to remain in, or enter the facility if they have a cough or shortness of breath, or any two of the following CDC listed symptoms of the Coronavirus

  • Mid to severe respiratory illness
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • A recent loss of taste or smell

An employee or volunteer who has the above symptoms should notify their supervisor and stay home. A customer or team member showing any of the above signs will be asked to leave the office, Restore or construction site.

The CDC recommends the Following to prevent the spread of any respiratory disease:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or sleeve
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 90% alcohol.