We wanted to reach out given the ongoing news about COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, and provide a quick update on how we at the Home Builders Foundation are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients. We are taking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
First and foremost, we plan to continue our work on the field projects and site visits. At this point, our materials for projects have not been impacted by any supply issues, but will communicate with you if that changes and we begin to experience any delays.
Secondly, we are working hard to ensure that the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients are not at risk at any project site. We recognize that individual comfort levels vary, and are messaging that if you feel it’s best to not attend a project or visit and/or you want to postpone the project we are working on for you, we honor that request. Those most at risk are the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. HBF supports any concern you may have. We simply ask that you communicate with our projects team (Alice, Brian and/or Doug) so we can communicate that with everyone involved in that project. Please also be flexible with the timing of projects as we work through this unprecedented situation.
The CDC recommends that we all practice everyday prevention. That includes staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, frequently washing hands with soap and water and cleaning frequently touched surfaces. These measures apply to our office environment – at our actual office where the building is enhancing their cleaning measures, remote work in the field and/or our home offices – as well. If you are part of a project and/or site visit, please practice these everyday prevention measures as some of our clients are at greater risk.
If you are making or receiving an upcoming site visit, please let us know if you are not comfortable given the changing COVID-19 situation. We will work to accommodate any schedule changes that may be necessary, although at this time, we do not anticipate any issues.
UPDATE on March 16th –
Given the increasing concerns around the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decisions to cancel this month’s site visits, and to put in-progress projects on hold for at least a couple weeks. We never want to delay our projects and clients’ needs, but the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff are most important during this difficult time. Staff is still working, so please reach out with any questions. Stay well!