Protocol slightly changed for Goodwill donations
Goodwill of Hastings saw donations increase greatly while the doors were closed and business increase shortly after the doors opened; both have since relaxed.
While Goodwill was closed, the amount of curbside donations that came in was far greater than what the store typically sees, according to the store's manager.
Now that the store has reopened, curbside donations are still an option however donors will not be assisted in unloading those items, as they typically would be, in an effort to practice social distancing.
Once the items enter the store they are disinfected with a heavy-duty spray and held in inventory for 24 hours before being placed on the floor.
Goodwill is still accepting all forms of donations and encouraging the community to keep donating items individuals may not have a use for as it's never certain who may be able to use those items.
There is a limited number of people Goodwill is letting enter the store at one time and all customers are required to wear a mask at all times once inside the store.