Goodwill Northern Michigan Thrift Stores Reopen with COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
Over the last several weeks with the ongoing pandemic, Goodwill Northern Michigan thrift stores have not been operating with normal hours and some even remained closed. The nine stores across northern Michigan will all officially open this week with COVID-19 safety guidelines in place.
Deb Lake, the director of communications for Goodwill Northern Michigan says there are specific safety guidelines in place to ensure the health and wellbeing of people during the pandemic. That includes employees completing daily health check-ins when they report to work and all staff wearing personal protective gear.
Also, the number of customers allowed in the thrift stores at any given time is limited based on the state guidelines and signs and floor markings are in place to encourage social distancing. Plus, curbside drop off is also available and donations are quarantined for 72 hours.
Lake says the mission behind the thrift stores goes beyond the donations and items for sale. The money is used to help when it comes to providing housing and resources for those in need within northern Michigan. Goodwill Northern Michigan also provides a repurposing option with its thrift stores so items don’t end up in landfills.
For more information on what items you can donate or more about coming into the stores you can check out the Goodwill Northern Michigan website – here.