In partnership with the city's Volunteer Coordination Task Force, we are actively enforcing the following safety requirements on our projects:
If any of the following conditions apply to you, stay home and DO NOT SIGN UP to volunteer:
You are sick
You are over 65 years old or have chronic health conditions, including chronic lung disease, heart disease, diabetes, cancer or a weakened immune system
If you must stay home for the safety of our community, we may have remote volunteer opportunities soon.
While volunteering on a project during the COVID-19 outbreak we require the following:
Wear a face covering. People who do not show symptoms may still be able to spread COVID-19. A face covering can help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people, so you should wear one whenever you leave home and cannot maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. A face covering can include anything that covers your nose and mouth, including dust masks, scarves and bandanas. Do not use healthcare worker masks, as those must be preserved for people in the healthcare system.
Wash your hands often, including at the start and end of your volunteer opportunity. Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when sneezing or coughing. Do not use your hands.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Do not shake hands.
Monitor your health more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
Do not gather in large groups.
Keep at least six feet between you and others.
For Team Leaders
In addition to the above safety requirements, Team Leaders are asked to reinforce these requirements with a new project kickoff and by keeping the following in mind: