COVID-19 update from Goodwill: Changes to operating hours and closure

Jonathan Balog Uncategorized 69 Comments

Dear Goodwill Supporters:

Once again, I thank you for your support and commitment to Goodwill. As things have changed quite rapidly, we wanted to send some updates on new steps we are taking regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) at all of our locations including retail stores, operations, administrative offices and workforce development locations.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake is enacting the following:

•Beginning March 18th, all Workforce Development programs will be suspended until Monday March 30th.
•Beginning Wednesday March 18th, retail stores will operate a shortened schedule from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
•All retail operations will be closed beginning Sunday March 22nd and will resume operations on Sunday March 29th.
•All administrative offices will be closed beginning Monday March 23rd and will re-open on Monday March 30th during normal business hours.

As you know, this is an ever-changing situation and we will continue to update you on any and all procedural changes. Thank you for your loyalty and support.

With appreciation,

Lisa Rusyniak
President & CEO

UPDATE: https://www.goodwillches.org/open/

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  1. Carol Davidson

    Hi – Will your donation centers be open tomorrow, Saturday March 21? Specifically the one on Route 40, Ellicott City and if so, what times?

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  3. Ginny Umberger

    Will the Glen Burnie Goodwill be accepting Donations Saturday and Sunday March 21 and 22 ? What hours?
    We are moving and hope to donate now.

    Thanks!

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  9. Ann

    Are you considering closing your contractual services folks? How are you protecting those employees?

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    Jonathan Balog

    Our contract sites have not been closed by the Government as they are considered “essential services.” They are operating under reduced staff and every precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of the workers. Additionally, employees who are uncomfortable going to work are allowed to use leave time.

  11. Mary

    I work for the goodwill industries. Of the Chesapeake, Are they gonna extend the company closure another week. Sunday – march 29 thru April 5 the.?

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    Jonathan Balog

    Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. locations will remain closed until April 5th. Our government contracts remain open due to their “essential” status. All employees will continue to be paid through next week. Tentatively, we plan to re-open stores on Sunday, April 5th and all other operations on Monday, April 6th. Be advised that this is subject to change and please continue to monitor our communication channels for updates.

  13. James Taylor

    I continue to work for Goodwill to this day. What exactly are the government contract employees? Are they the employees who clean the juvenile jail facilities n Hagerstown?

  14. Jt

    Do we file unemployment, or is the goodwill paying us for these 2 weeks goodwill has been closed?
    Iam an employee.

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  19. lavon van buskirk

    will your Goodwill center be open April 2 2020 for drop off of items? The one on Mac Arthur oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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    Jonathan Balog

    Hi. This is the website for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake serving Central MD and the Eastern Shore. We are closed until further notice. Please contact your local Goodwill for information on their locations.

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    Jonathan Balog

    No, we do not have any employees collecting donations. We ask that you continue to hold your donations until we can re-open. Leaving your donations at a closed store will force us to dispose of them, impacting our ability to be the best stewards of your donations and decreases resources available to support the communities we serve.

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  23. Mary

    What’s the latest with goodwill opening ?
    Are they still planning on opening on April 12th?

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  25. Ben H

    Thank you for keeping this blog updated. I know it is boring to repeat the same information over and over, but having timely updates is a real help. I will look for your reopening when that becomes possible. Thanks again.

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  29. Cierra salgado

    Hi just wondering if the donation center for the gw center in Santa Rosa California is open I have a lot of donations to donate?

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    Jonathan Balog

    This is the page for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake serving Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore. You will need to contact your local Goodwill. Thanks for your support.

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    Jonathan Balog

    This is the page for Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake serving Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore. You will need to contact your local Goodwill. Thanks for your support.

  32. Jean Calambro

    Do you know when goodwill in Ellicott City will be opening for donations?

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    Jonathan Balog

    Our locations are still closed. We hope to have a reopening date shortly. However, community service participants will not be accepted when we first reopen. It may be a while until we allow community service in our stores.

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  36. mary

    Leaving a message because I would like an email regarding your open date of accepting furniture items so that I can bring the items to you or you can send a truck to pick my stuff up.

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  38. Kim

    How soon do you think Goodwill stores will reopen in Maryland since Governor Hogan announced retail stores can open at 50% capacity?
    Frederick County specifically …

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    Jonathan Balog

    Hi. We should have an update shortly. We are waiting to hear from the local County executives regarding which locations we can open. However, Frederick County is not in our territory. You will need to contact Goodwill of the Monocacy Valley.

    Thanks for your support.

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  43. Linda

    When will the Cockeysville, Maryland in Baltimore County Goodwill be open for donations?

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  46. Kim Bunn

    Is the Glen Burnie store going to be accepting donations again specifically tomorrow Saturday May 30th

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