Starting May 1, after getting guidance from government and health officials, Goodwill of Colorado says it's set to reopen most of its stores in southern and western Colorado. The exceptions are a Colorado Springs location at 2304 W. Colorado Ave. and a Durango store. The former will open May 29 and the latter May 15.
“Goodwill has worked diligently to create a safe reopening plan that gets our valued employees back to work, keeping in mind the well-being of everyone at each location, especially those most vulnerable,” said Goodwill of Colorado President and CEO Karla Grazier in a statement. “We are excited to re-open our doors and, in turn, open new doors to opportunity for Coloradans in need. The mission we deliver has never been more vital than it is today."
Goodwill is following new safety measures outlined by the state government:
- Social Distancing decals on sales floor (six feet apart)
- Limited number of in-store customers
- One-way shopping aisles
- PPE used by staff
- Temporary closure of dressing rooms
- Frequent disinfecting of public and high-touch areas (e.g., tables, countertops, shopping carts)
Goodwill is still accepting donations of clothing, household items and other gently-used goods. In partnership with Colorado's Emergency Management Office, it's also accepting donations of non-perishable food, masks, scrubs, fabrics and cleaning supplies.