Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity response to Covid-19 – March 16, 2020 [Updated: March 18, 2020]
Dear Cedar Valley Habitat Family:
Due to current public health concerns regarding Covid-19 (coronavirus), Cedar Valley Habitat would like to share our response. We are aware that our decisions may cause delays, inconveniences and impact the work we do in the near future, but we also want to do what is best for the community at large, especially the more vulnerable populations.
For the most current and accurate information we will be monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control https://www.cdc.gov, the World Health Organization https://www.who.int, and the Iowa Department of Public Health https://idph.iowa.gov. We will base our decisions on this information as well as any guidance we receive from Habitat for Humanity International or the State Support Organization.
As of today, the Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Affiliate and the ReStore remain open. We will enhance our cleaning and sanitizing to protect the health of employees and the community. We will follow the federal guidelines to limit hosting or attending gatherings of more than 10 people. The City of Cedar Rapids and local businesses have already taken these precautions. CVHFH will be flexible with employees who may have childcare concerns and allow them to work remotely. As for larger activities such as building and fundraisers, we will evaluate whether or not we will postpone them as time draws nearer.
We ask the community to remain vigilant, follow best practices for disease mitigation, and to keep the faith that together we can beat Covid-19. If you have an appointment or plan to visit the ReStore or CVHFH Affiliate Office, please err on the side of caution. If you have any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with individuals who may have been exposed, please reschedule your appointment or visit for another time. We will update our website with new information as it becomes available. Please don’t hesitate to call the office at 319-366-4485 if you have additional questions or concerns.
In the meantime, take care of yourself and your loved ones. Keep those who are ill and their caregivers in your prayers.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity.