A Message from the Executive Director
Good Works Operating Guidelines for COVID-19 effective June 26, 2020
Good Works, Inc. has operated throughout the COVID-19 crisis in accordance with the processes and procedures defined by the Governor of Pennsylvania. Beginning 1 May 2020, all commercial and residential construction was approved to resume under specific guidelines which have been observed. Beginning 26 June 2020, Chester County transitioned to its Green phase further relaxing certain requirements but maintaining precautionary procedures.
Volunteerism is a choice! The level of participation by a group or individual is at their discretion. This includes discretion of where (interior/exterior) they are willing to work.
As a volunteer, you should not participate in a workday if; 1) you are experiencing virus-like symptoms, including a body temperature over 99 degrees in the past 72 hours, 2) have been exposed to a person who is known or believed to be infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or 3) have travelled outside of the U.S. in the past 14 days.
Homeowners must agree to volunteers working in and/or around their home. No work should be completed without that approval. Use attached Homeowner Notification Guidelines when contacting homeowners of an upcoming workday.
Warehouse gatherings are approved in the Green Phase, but masks should be worn and social distancing observed to the maximum extent practical.
Social distancing and face masks are recommended on the jobsite (except when outside and maintaining proper social distancing). Use of gloves and regular handwashing are recommended. Volunteers are expected to provide their own PPE, but a mask will be available if a volunteer forgets to bring theirs. Homeowners are requested to wear masks when volunteers are working inside. Provide them with a Good Works mask if necessary.
Lunch preparation and delivery on Saturday workdays is approved under Green status. Volunteers may choose to bring their own lunches and water bottles.
It is recommended that work spaces at the worksite be sanitized by washing down surfaces with disinfecting cleaners at the beginning and end of the workday. Tools should also be wiped down at the end of the workday.
Pandemic Safety Officer (PSO). Each worksite needs to identify someone to serve as the PSO. Their job is simply to ensure that the aforementioned guidelines are being observed.