UPDATED SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERING WITH KIB

SAFETY GUIDELINES: KIB takes your safety seriously. Masks or facial coverings are strongly encouraged during all indoor events for nonvaccinated volunteers and at the project check-in and demonstration for all KIB volunteers at this time. We also ask you to stay home for 14 days or a negative test if you experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19. If all safety guidelines are followed, volunteers can expect a safe and fun volunteer experience!

Quick Hits

  • Masks are strongly encouraged during the project check-in and demonstrations
    • Masks are optional during the project itself.
  • If an event is indoors, non vaccinated volunteers are strongly recommended to wear a mask 
  • Bringing your own water to a project is recommended
    • KIB will provide water for volunteers as well
  • There are no group restrictions at this time for volunteers
  • Social distancing as much as is feasible (little longer than a shovel between people)
  • Stay home if sick or if contact was made with someone who is ill

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General Volunteer Questions 


What is being done to keep me safe? Several new steps are being taken to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is strongly encouraged for participants of projects and we are asking any with symptoms to stay home. If safety protocols are followed, volunteers can expect a safe and fun volunteer experience.

What is the current status of projects?  KIB is adhering to the Marion County Public Health Department and the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Because this is still a fluid situation, project statuses are subject to change based on the recommendations of Mayor Hogsett and the Marion County Public Health Department. Communication about projects will be shared as soon as statuses are updated. 

If I have concerns, who do I contact? Call or email the volunteer coordinator, Esmé Barniskis at (317) 960-4347 and ebarniskis@kibi.org. You may also contact our office front desk at (317) 264-7555. If you have underlying health concerns, please consider speaking with your healthcare provider about what is right for you before attending any events, either through KIB or otherwise. 

 

 

Symptoms of COVID-19

 

Please stay home for 14 days or a negative test after experiencing any of these symptoms: fever, 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 committing, diarrhea. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

 

 

How to Remove Cloth Gloves Safely
 

  1. Grip one glove by the fingertips and pull until the glove is completely removed
  2. Place that glove in the bucket or receptacle 
  3. Place fingers from your bare hand inside the cuff of the glove that you have on, be sure not to touch the outside of the glove
  4. Peel that glove off so that it comes off inside out, touching only the inside of the glove
  5. Place that glove in the bucket or receptacle 
  6. Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer

 

 

How to Remove Single-Use Plastic Gloves
 

  1. Grip one glove on the outside of the glove near the cuff 
  2. Peel it down until it comes off inside out 
  3. Cup the removed glove with your gloved hand.
  4. Place fingers from your bare hand inside the cuff of the glove that you have on. Be sure to not touch any damp or contaminated areas of the glove.
  5. Peel that glove off so that it comes off inside out, touching only the inside of the glove you are removing keeping the other glove inside it
  6. Dispose of the gloves in a trash container
  7. Wash your hands with soap and water

 

 

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