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Our Covid-19 Response
Learn how we are repairing smart and restoring safely to keep you protected.
Since the beginning of Covid-19, we have been operating as an essential business in helping our neighbor’s real and significant home repair needs. Starting in July and August, we are again partnering with our volunteers to meet the increasing need for home repair work in our communities.
However, our work has shifted, and we have implemented guidelines for our staff to lead in ways that are smart and safe for themselves, volunteers, and homeowners. Read below to learn how we are repairing smart and restoring safely to keep you protected.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19, GN has primary focused on home repair work that is open-air and external to the home to most effectively limit contact between people. This practice will continue for the foreseeable future.
- Project Managers overseeing sites have and will continue to dedicate themselves to no more than two projects in different neighborhoods simultaneously. This will localize any exposure and spread of the virus.
- The “Family Days” volunteer initiative (link to other webpage) will limit all group work to that of six to nine persons: no more than two or three families and one project manager will occupy the same worksite. This will diminish any exposure and spread of the virus.
- Social distancing will be highly encouraged between families, individuals, and Project Managers to the best of the participant’s abilities. This is in adherence to local government safety recommendations.
- Masks will be optional on the worksite, although we recommend to not wear them for two reasons.
- PA and DE heat in July and August can be dangerous for persons who do not engage in home repair work consistently. Unhindered breathing, water in-take, and free communication are necessary for smart and safe worksite operations.
- If social distancing can be maintained, our need for masks is dramatically reduced.
- Construction equipment is being regularly cleaned to decrease or eliminate any risk of contracting Covid-19 from the sharing of tools on the worksite.