Safety Is Our Top Priority

The health and safety of our employees, customers and program participants have remained a top priority throughout the pandemic, and we’ve closely and consistently followed the guidance provided by the CDC and federal, state and local governments. Following the CDC’s recent recommendations, Goodwill no longer requires fully vaccinated individuals to wear face coverings in our facilities, except where it’s required by local ordinances. Mission Services will evaluate the need for face coverings on a program-by-program basis. At Goodwill, we will continue to follow enhanced safety precautions including strongly recommending face coverings for employees, customers and program participants who are not fully vaccinated, cleaning protocols, social distancing and capacity limits determined by local municipalities.



Shopper Safety Details:

A number of safety protocols have been put in place, which may make your Goodwill experience a little different from what you remember. 

  • We are actively monitoring the capacity of our stores in accordance with federal, state and local municipality capacity orders.
  • Social distancing signs have been placed on the floor throughout the store to show the recommended six-feet distance required.
  • Plexi glass sneeze guards have been placed at cash registers.
  • Clothes that are tried on will be taken off the floor and sanitized before becoming available for customers to purchase.
  • No furniture holds are allowed. All furniture and large items must be taken when purchased. Customers are responsible for loading furniture purchases into their vehicle. Please pull up to the front of the store to load so customer access to the donation vestibule is not blocked.

Donation Safety Details:

  • Goodwill offers no-contact donations; donation attendants will pick up your donations from your trunk while you wait in the car.
  • Simply pull up to the donation doors, remain in your vehicle and our donation attendants will unload your donations and provide you with a donation receipt, if requested.
  • All donations should be in a container – bag, box, tote, etc. Please do not donate loose items. Large items or furniture are the exception, which do not need to be in a container.
  • Donated items will not be available for sale for at least 24 hours. The only exception will be made for large items that are properly disinfected prior to being placed on the sales floor.

Employee Safety Details:

  • Goodwill is providing employees with face masks and gloves to wear while at work.
  • Plexiglass sneeze guards have been placed at cash registers.
  • Employee breakrooms will enforce social distancing.

Store Capacity:

  • Each Goodwill Store & Donation Center is open and capacity is based on local municipality’s orders.
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