Important information regarding Habitat Edmonton’s response to COVID-19.

(last updated: March 27, 2020. 1:05 pm)

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is standing strong with our community during the COVID-19 crisis. We care deeply about the safety of our volunteers, donors, partners, staff, partner families and our ReStore customers, and have reached the following decisions that are effective as of Thursday, March 19, 2020:

  • All Habitat build sites, ReStores, and offices will be closed to volunteers until further notice.
  • All workshops and events are cancelled until further notice.
  • All four Edmonton ReStores and our Grande Prairie ReStore are closed to the general public until MAY 1, 2020. We will have a process for customers to purchase products by phone for pick up in a safe manner from specific ReStore locations. Read more about the process.

All staff who remain on site will exercise diligence in the following ways:

  • Social distancing: keeping 2 meter distance from others.
  • Frequent hand-washing and/or use of an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth (especially with unwashed hands).
  • Covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Immediately disposing of any used tissues and immediately washing hands afterwards.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces (such as doorknobs and electronic devices).
  • Staying home if sick at all (COVID-19 symptoms or other).
  • Avoiding public transportation or ride shares.
  • Staying home if they have been in contact with people who have traveled internationally within 14 days of their return.

 

Global Village Trips. 

Habitat Canada has announced that they are suspending all international and domestic Global Village builds for the remainder of May through to the end of June.

Global Village airline support letter

Global Village cancellation FAQs

 

 

Contact 

Karen Stone
President & CEO
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
(780) 479-3566  | kstone@hfh.org

Melinda Noyes
Chief Strategic Engagement & Programs Officer
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton
(780) 451-3416 | mnoyes@hfh.org