Dear York Habitat for Humanity Friends,
I am writing to provide another update about the measures York Habitat for Humanity is taking to protect our staff, volunteers and the people we serve during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The CDC is now asking that group gatherings be limited to less than 10 people. For this reason we are taking additional measures to protect our team and volunteers.
These measures are based on recent guidance from Habitat for Humanity International, local, state and federal public health authorities. We are continually monitoring the situation, and our approach may change as new guidance is provided. We appreciate your patience and prayers as we navigate this delicate situation! You are our first priority
Public Build Site(s) Update
Our build sites are closed to volunteers and partner families for the period of March 16- April 5th, 2020. Your health is our top priority. A notification from our staff will be sent directly to those who are scheduled during this time.
We recognize these measures may be disruptive to your plans, but given the change in CDC's guidance about group gatherings, this cancellation is prudent to help reduce the potential for Community Spread. Please know any volunteer group cancelled during this time will be given priority for rescheduling once this pandemic has passed.
Your Support is Valuable and Needed
Changes to Office Hours & Staffing
York Habitat will discontinue face-to-face meetings until further notice. It is our position that the use of tele-conference, email and other forms of virtual communication tools, we can assist in reduction of Community Spread of COVID-19.
If you have in person appointments scheduled with any of our staff, they will be in contact with you to reschedule or change the method of the meeting. If you are a program participant, your requirements for Sweat Equity and Monthly Budgeting will be waved for the rest of this month.
Any outstanding Committee meetings of the organization must move to conference calls or be conducted via email for the rest of March. Please contact your staff liason for more information. Guidance on April meetings will come at a later date.
York Habitat has many ReStore donation pick-ups scheduled throughout York County for the next several weeks. In order to keep our donors as safe as possible, all pick-ups are being cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. We appreciate your patience as we attempt to reduce risk to our community!
York Habitat for Humanity will remain open, but will not except walk-ins at this time. The only persons allowed in the Habitat office are staff and Board Members, until further notice. We Are Open for Business, albeit modified, for now!
Please know that we are constantly monitoring the situation and will update our plans as new details emerge. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate this public health crisis together.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! Thank you and as always we continue to pray for you and our beloved York County Neighbors, Our State, Our Nation and Our World!
Tammi T Morris