The Empty Stocking Fund is committed to protecting the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and community. In response to the COVID19 pandemic, we have implemented strict policies that adhere to federal and state guidelines.
ESF will follow Social Distancing Guidelines based on CDC recommendations.
Currently, volunteer shift sizes are limited so participants can safely socially distance. Because we have a large space and can easily separate groups, we may schedule two small groups at the same time.
Social Distancing markers and signage will be posted throughout the facility.
Using no-contact infrared digital thermometers, ESF staff will check the temperature of all volunteers before they enter the building. Following the CDC guidelines, anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will be asked to leave and reschedule their volunteer shift (a minimum of 14 days later).
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Masks will be required in the facility at all times. If you have your own mask, please bring it with you. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you. In addition, we will have gloves and plenty of hand sanitizer available.
Post-Shift Facility Cleaning and Sanitization
Designated trash cans are placed in the warehouse and the lobby for PPE disposal and will be emptied immediately at the end of each shift.
Volunteers will be asked to place all tape guns, box cutters, and other tools used in a designated area so that they can be disinfected by staff.
All surfaces will be cleaned using a CDC approved disinfectant.
Post Shift Reporting
Approximately two weeks after your shift, ESF will send you an email asking you to confirm that you have not been diagnosed with or experienced symptoms of Covid19. Should you have any concerns about your exposure before, during or after your shift, we ask that you contact us immediately at (404) 876-8697.