Habitat Ventura COVID-19 Response 

Updated 8.21.21: Read below for the most up-to-date information on HFHVC's response to COVID-19. 

What you need to know!

Ventura County is re-open and following local, state and national guidelines for reopening. Please view our updated procedures below.

Visit the County of Ventura Website for more information.

We want to assure you that HFHVC is actively working to minimize potential exposure and following guidelines from the CDC, state and local officials. We will continue to update the below information as we receive updates, thank you.

If you are in need of Ventura County assistance or resources visit our local COVID-19 resources page.

PLEASE NOTE:

Masks are required by the County of Ventura in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status effective 8.21.21. You will be required to wear a mask when volunteering indoors, shopping in our ReStores, or visiting our admin office or construction trailer.

Health Assessment 

We are asking all construction volunteers, ReStore shoppers, and donors to conduct a self-screen at home, or before stepping on HFHVC property. Please do not volunteer or enter the ReStore if you say "YES" to any of the below:

Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including:

    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
    • Have been in contact with or have been in contact with, someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms?
    • Are you under any self-quarantine orders?

Anyone who cannot confirm all of the above criteria must stay home. If at any point during their visit you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be asked to leave the property. 


RESTORES 

Staff and customer safety is our top priority.

Masks are required by the County of Ventura in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status effective 8.21.21. You will be required to wear a mask when shopping in our ReStores.

We ask that ReStore shoppers, donors and volunteers self-evaluate their health before entering the ReStore building (see above). If you feel sick, please stay home. 

Capacity restrictions: No more coronavirus-related capacity limitations are required.  Site limitations might still impose restrictions.

Pick-ups: We are scheduling pick-ups.

Drop-offs: Both ReStore are accepting drop-offs. The drop-off area will close 1/2 hour before store closing

For more information, call 805-981-2268 (Oxnard) or 805-520-7717 (Simi Valley); or email restore@habitatventura.org

HOURS: Our Oxnard ReStore is open DAILY from 9am-5pm. Simi Valley ReStore is open DAILY from 10am-6pm. 

VOLUNTEERING

Our New Construction site, Home Repair sites, and ReStores are OPEN and ACCEPTING VOLUNTEERS. For more information on how you can volunteer please contact katie@habitatventura.org or visit our volunteer opportunities page for more information.

Masks are required by the County of Ventura in all indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status effective 8.21.21. You will be required to wear a mask when volunteering indoors, visiting our admin office or construction trailer.

We ask that ALL volunteers self-evaluate their health before volunteering (see above). If you feel sick, please stay home. 

Capacity restrictions: No more coronavirus-related capacity limitations are required.  Site limitations might still impose restrictions.

If you're interested in volunteering remotely, visit our remote opportunities page.

We are open and scheduling team builds and playhouse builds.

EVENTS

We are following the recommended guidelines of the CDC and will be postponing or canceling all major events scheduled for the next few months.

Click HERE for more information on virtual events

WOMEN BUILD 2022: Stay tuned.

COCKTAILS IN HAVANA: postponed until 2022

HEARTS & HAMMERS 2022: Our annual fundraising event is scheduled for April 23, 2022 or contact mary@habitatventura.org for more information

ADMIN OFFICE

At this time, our admin office is closed to the general public.

Our staff is available during working hours and are working from home. If you need to get in contact with a staff member please see our staff page and contact via phone or email.

Our office phone number is 805-485-6065.

Here's how you can help us!

  • The COVID-19  pandemic has impacted us as an organization – it is and will continue to impact our work.  We are managing this as best we can. We are all affected by this crisis, but if you can, please consider helping HFHVC by supporting us with a donation of any amount. Now more than ever, the community must band together to keep each other safe and healthy and ensure brighter futures for families in need.
  • Here's how you can continue to protect yourself and our community:
    1. If you feel sick, have trouble breathing or develop a fever PLEASE STAY HOME.
    2. If you’re in the middle of volunteering and start to feel ill, please carefully stop what you are doing and alert HFHVC staff.
    3. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
    5. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    6. For more information on COVID-19 go to the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A message from our CEO, Darcy Taylor:

Our Ventura County community is facing unprecedented times in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. All of us at HFHVC send positive thoughts, prayers and our hearts to all those affected by COVID-19 - especially those working tirelessly to prevent the spread of the virus.

Know that HFHVC is doing everything we can to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, supporters and the people we serve. We are continually monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials and will be providing frequent updates. For the time being, following recommendations from health experts, we have paused all volunteer and group activities, as well as events. Please know that you can still reach our team members by visiting our staff contact page – we’re still working tirelessly to support our mission.

The COVID-19  pandemic has impacted us as an organization – it is and will continue to impact our work.  We are managing this as best we can. We are all affected by this crisis, but if you can, please consider helping HFHVC by supporting us with a donation of any amount. Now more than ever, the community must band together to keep each other safe and healthy and ensure brighter futures for families in need.

Thank you for your continuous support! We look forward to seeing you on our job sites, at our events and out in the community soon.

Stay safe out there and be well,

Darcy Taylor

Chief Executive Officer


We will post updates regarding HFHVC activities here and on our social media. Remember that this is an opportunity to pull together as a community, we're all in this together! Reach out to your neighbors and look out for each other. Remember to smile, laugh and be kind. Use social media to connect and share resources like official information, canned food or extra toilet paper.

Please follow our HFHVC and ReStore social media pages for more updates and information: