COVID-19 & Habitat

Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020

Affiliate Updates

Our number one priority is, and always has been, the safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, and supporters. All of us share the concerns surrounding the ever-changing situation with the Coronavirus, and we are taking additional precautionary steps to facilitate social distancing and limit community spread as shown below.

Additional protocols have been put in place throughout our facilities.

Current Homeowners: Habitat is here to support you. If you are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have concerns about paying your mortgage, please contact us at info@gdmhabitat.org.

New Home Construction & Rock the Block – Home Repair Volunteers

  • Due to the surge in new COVID-19 cases in Central Iowa, GDM Habitat has paused volunteer activities for individuals and groups from Monday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Jan. 18.
  • Regular volunteers such as Core Crew members may still volunteer during this time period.
  • This pause will help us keep our volunteers and staff safe as we move through the holiday season.

ReStore Customers and Volunteers:

Both restore locations are now open Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Both stores will also continue online shopping with curbside pickup. see below for details.

In order to keep our employees and customers safe, we have created additional safety protocols. Please review and come ready to shop!

  • Our new store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm.
  • Masks will be required for all customers to enter.
  • Restrooms will be closed to the public.
  • The Tool Lending Library is open again with proper cleaning procedures.
  • We have resumed donation pickups.
  • Please come prepared to load items yourself.

Our number one priority is, and always has been, the safety of our ReStore employees and customers. The ReStores have taken increased measures to ensure that all who interact with the stores remain safe and healthy during the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We have committed to thorough and more frequent wipe downs of check out counters, credit card terminals, shopping carts in addition to our normal cleaning procedures.

ReStore Volunteers

  • Due to the surge in new COVID-19 cases in Central Iowa, GDM Habitat has paused volunteer activities for individuals and groups from Monday, Nov. 23, through Monday, Jan. 18.
  • Regular volunteers may still volunteer during this time period.
  • This pause will help us keep our volunteers, customers, and staff safe as we move through the holiday season.

Final Thoughts

Take care of yourself and stay healthy! The best steps you can take are continued hand washing and staying home if you are feeling ill.

Thank you for your understanding of the fluidity of the circumstances as we continue to strive towards precaution and continue to support our Habitat team. We will update you of any changes in the situation.

Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the outbreak.If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@gdmhabitat.org.