HBF Responds to COVID-19 Impact

As the HBF navigates the current and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to follow local, state and federal guidelines. Our priority remains for clients, volunteers, and staff to be comfortable with our efforts to increase safety and independence in the home, while also respecting the limits COVID-19 has on program operations and efficiencies.

The COVID-19 situation has continued to escalate in recent weeks. As a result of this persistent and alarming surge in coronavirus cases, Denver and many other counties have moved to a more restrictive level on the State’s updated COVID-19 dial. New public health rules have taken effect. As such, HBF has re-examined our policy and processes for completing projects for our clients in a safe and comfortable manner for all involved. Our goal is to continue program operations and not pause operations, like we did in the spring.

Brian Johnson, HBF Program Director, has worked diligently to reach out to Project Captains, contributors, and suppliers involved in a current project (matched, in progress, not complete) to ask if they are comfortable continuing their part(s) of their assigned HBF project(s) given the changing COVID circumstances and HBF’s COVID policy. Alice Wurst, HBF Administrative Manager, contacted any clients/ client family members that have a project in progress (matched, in progress, not complete) to inquire if they are comfortable continuing with their modification(s). These inquiries were made last week with replies requested by November 23. Based on the responses received, we will work to communicate with project teams and clients on the status of their project(s)/ work item(s) and whether the timeline will continue as is, delay, change personnel, or otherwise. We appreciate everyone’s flexibility during this time!

Please also know that HBF supports any concerns those involved with our projects may have. We believe our work to be critical, and are taking measures with clients, staff and project contributors to move forward with projects, safely. We recognize that individual comfort levels vary, we will support any project participants if they feel it’s best to suspend work on any current projects.

We appreciate your partnership and working together for our collective clients and community. COVID-19 continues to test our country and our community like never before. HBF’s goal continues to be to pull together with our clients, volunteers, staff and community to support each other as this situation evolves.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: In alignment with our COVID-19 policy, if any staff, project team member or client/ client family member develops symptoms of COVID-19, that individual is asked to notify HBF staff ASAP to reschedule the work.