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Roseburg Goodwill reopens to customers

Staff said they used the time to implement new safety guidelines to keep employees and customers safe.

Posted: May 12, 2020 5:44 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg Goodwill store reopened Monday after staying closed for two months due to Gov. Kate Brown’s stay-at-home order.

Staff said they used the time to implement new safety guidelines to keep employees and customers safe.

All donations are now contactless, and any donated items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they’re put inside the store.

Every customer and employee will be required to wear a mask inside the store while maintaining social distancing.

“As a donated goods business, it was really a new business model to adjust to in order to reopen again,” said Julie Fletcher, director of marketing and community relations for Southern Oregon Goodwill.

In addition, staff said they’ve closed all fitting rooms and restrooms, they’re enforcing capacity limits inside the store and contactless transactions at the registers.

Fletcher said the Roseburg Goodwill Job Connection office is not open yet. However, she said job seekers can get help from their staff virtually.

In addition to the Roseburg store, Fletcher said Goodwill stores in Ashland, Central Point, Klamath Falls, Medford and White City are open as well.

Fletcher said the Sutherlin store, on Myrtle Street, has been permanently closed down due to financial struggles due to COVID-19.

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