Goodwill of Greater Washington retail stores and donation centers, which were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are now moving into the final phase of the organization’s reopening plan.
On Monday, June 29th the Goodwill store at 2200 South Dakota Avenue, NE in Washington, DC will reopen, operating on a limited schedule.
Along with the other 19 recently reopened stores, the South Dakota Avenue location will operate daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. However, the donation center will remain closed until July 8th.
The store will also be implementing strict health and safety measures including, but not limited to:
- A deep cleaning
- A sharp reduction in the number of shoppers allowed in the store at one time
- Creating one-way aisles
- Establishing six feet social distancing markers inside and outside the store
- Requiring masks and gloves be worn by all associates
- Requiring associates have their temperatures taken before entering the store
- Requiring that masks be worn by all shoppers age 10 and up
- Closing dressing rooms and restrooms
- Installing sneeze guards at all cash registers
- Contact free donation protocols (when the donation center reopens)
All future updates regarding changes to store and donation center hours of operation or protocols will be posted on Goodwill’s website: www.dcgoodwill.org, and on the organization’s Facebook page: DC Goodwill.
“91 cents out of every dollar Goodwill earns in our retail stores supports our critical mission services”, said Brendan Hurley, Goodwill of Greater Washington Chief Marketing Officer. “We’re very happy to finally complete reopening our stores so that we can go back to the business of serving our community.”
Goodwill asks that donors please not leave donations at donation centers while they remain closed.