PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Here’s some good news for those who’ve spent their stay-at-home time during the pandemic cleaning out closets.
Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region will reopen its donation sites Monday in Pierce County, followed by reopening its stores on June 10.
King County donation centers will open June 10 and retail stores June 12.
Blue boutiques will reopen June 15.
Store traffic will be limited to 30 percent or less of the building occupancy for Pierce County sites and 15 percent or less for King County locations.
According to Friday’s announcement: “All customers will be required to use cloth face coverings while in the stores and to practice appropriate social distancing during their shopping experience. Signage to help customers follow protocols will be displayed prominently throughout the stores.”
At the donation centers, donors will have to unload items from their vehicles and place in bins provided by a Goodwill attendant.
Forget about trying to donate furniture or other large items.
“Due to social distancing practices, furniture and other large items will not be accepted at this time. All new donations will be put in quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours in accordance with guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),” said Goodwill in its release.
More information on the reopenings is at https://bit.ly/GWreopens
For a list of locations and operating hours, go to www.goodwillwa.org/shop
This story was written by Debbie Cockrell/The News Tribune.
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