Habitat for Humanity plans reopening of ReStore in La Crosse

Planning to deep clean store before reopening on June 3rd

The La Crosse area’s Habitat for Humanity and ReStore are planning for a gradual reopening process.

The ReStore will be closed to the public until June 2nd, but they will be doing things in the meantime to get things back up and running.
Here’s a look at what they’re planning:

The following operations will be limited through at least May 26:
• The ReStore will be closed to the public until June 2, but we will be working through a gradual reopening process that includes strict guidelines for staff and public safety.
• Construction sites will gradually be reopening with strict guidelines regarding safety and social distancing.
• All volunteer activities continue to be suspended.
• Our 3181 Berlin Street office will remain closed.

Event cancellations will be extended through May 26:
• Neighbors Day 2020 scheduled for May 2 is cancelled. It will not be rescheduled.
• The Green Bay Packer Tailgate Tour fundraiser scheduled for May 15 has been cancelled.
• All committee meetings between now and May 26.
• All on-site construction volunteer teams scheduled between now and May 26.
• All Volunteer Orientation trainings scheduled between now and May 26.

ReStore Reopening Timeline:

Week One – April 28-May 2
• Deep cleaning and sanitizing of the ReStore.
• staff on sanitizing and physical distancing from public and staff interactions.
Week Two – May 5-9
• ReStore will begin selling limited items online for curbside pickup.
Week Three – May 12-16
• ReStore will begin limited local pick-ups of donated items.
Week Four – May 19-23
• ReStore will expand scope of local pick-ups of donated items
Week Five – May 26-30
• ReStore will begin accepting donations drop-offs at the store during limited hours.
Week Six – June 3
• ReStore reopens to the public with limited hours and no volunteers.

All Habitat staff will be following strict written protocol that have been developed to keep them and our customers safe. These include (but are not limited to):
• Practicing social distancing while in the ReStore and on the job sites
• Limitations on the number of people allowed in spaces
• Use of masks and gloves
• Regular cleaning of surfaces, tools, and public spaces
• Working from home whenever feasible
• Implementation of virtual meetings whenever feasible

For more information on how we are working to keep our staff and customers safe, please see our full written protocols posted on our website, www.habitatlacrosse.org.