Safety is our top priority!
We promise to always put your health first. Without our loyal customers, generous donors, and dedicated team members, America’s Thrift Stores would not be possible. Over the past several months, we have been working diligently to provide the safest environment possible. We would not feel comfortable without the confidence of every single team member that our stores are the safest they can be. Exceeding CDC guidelines, we are confident you will feel safe on your next visit to America’s Thrift Stores. We know how excited you are to get back into our stores. Our only request is that you help us keep each other safe by following our new store guidelines. From the bottom of our hearts, we can’t thank you enough for your patience and trust while we navigate this obstacle. Please review the following measures we are implementing in each of our stores to ensure safety and good health:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Every team member is required to wear a protective mask to limit exposure. Customers and other visitors will NOT be allowed to enter any America’s Thrift Store without a protective face mask.
The following exceptions shall be granted:
- Children two years of age and under, as face coverings or masks may pose a risk of choking, strangulation, or suffocation to infants and young toddlers.
- When wearing a face-covering poses a greater mental or physical health, safety or security risk such as anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without assistance.
Sanitization A team is tasked with sanitizing registers and card readers between every single customer purchase. This team sanitizes shopping carts before our customers handle them. Additionally, any other high-touch surfaces are sanitized throughout the day. Lastly, hand sanitizer is readily available for shoppers and team members.
Special Hours Monday mornings from 8:00 am to 10:00 AM are reserved for senior shoppers only to limit exposure for those who are more at-risk.
Social Distancing Floor guides are placed throughout our stores, serving as a reminder to stand 6 feet apart from others at all times. Please help us keep each other safe by following these markers. There will also be a store capacity limit at 50% normal capacity to ensure everyone can maintain a 6-foot distance.
Product Handling Donations made to America’s Thrift Stores are left untouched and kept in quarantine for 24 hours.
Employee Training All America’s Thrift Stores team members have received safety training on how to best implement the guidelines mentioned above. They are fully equipped to create and maintain an environment focused on keeping you in good health. We welcome you to ask a team member questions about sanitization practices, store hours, or our product handling process.
Together, we can shop smart and safe. We look forward to seeing you in our stores again!