Habitat Springfield’s Response to COVID-19

Last updated: January 7, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Our priority is always the health and safety of our community – staff, homeowners, volunteers, supporters, and all our neighbors.

Habitat Springfield has adopted the following policies and procedures to promote social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.


Administrative Offices

Administrative offices are open, but staff may be working remotely through January 18, 2021. If you need an in-person appointment with a staff member, please contact them directly to schedule a time. We are following the recommended social distancing guidelines to interact with staff.


Volunteering

  • CONSTRUCTION: Construction volunteering is closed to the general public through January 18, 2021. To learn how you can support our home building and home repair program through volunteer service, visit our volunteer page or contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kayla Conyers, at 417-829-4001 x 112.
  • RESTORE: ReStore volunteer opportunities have been heavily restricted through January 18, 2021. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Kayla Conyers, at 417-829-4001 x 112 for additional details on ReStore volunteer hours.

ReStore

The Habitat ReStore discount home improvement center is open with new measures to help ensure the health and safety of shoppers, donors, and staff. The measures include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of our stores with a focus on high touch areas, signage to promote appropriate social distancing while in the store, and the use of masks and other PPE. Additionally, the ReStore uses a Victory Electrostatic Sprayer on all high touch areas daily to battle Covid19.


Home Buying and Home Repair Programs

For the health and safety of all participants, several of our programs have been adjusted.

  • Tools for Life homeowner education classes are temporarily closed to the public. Stay tuned to our social media for announcements when classes will resume.
  • Homeownership Information Sessions have resumed, however you must register in advance to allow our staff to prepare meeting locations that meet social distancing guidelines.

Donations

Like many businesses, individuals and other nonprofit organizations, Habitat Springfield has been hit financially due to COVID-19.

These are difficult times for everyone. We find ourselves in uncharted waters while the demand for our services continues to grow. In order to keep fulfilling our mission, we need your help.

The new CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. This new law is designed to help you, businesses and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic.


Questions and More Information:

We realize these are unprecedented times, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide updates as needed. Please continue to follow the recommended health and safety protocols and to seek reliable, up-to-date information on the status of COVID-19. Any questions can be directed to info@habitatspringfieldmo.org.