UPDATE: In an abundance of caution, the East Cooper Habitat for Humanity Administrative Office has been temporarily closed.  During the closure, our staff will be working remotely to ensure that our mission continues. 
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YOU can help us keep ECHFH safe from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) cares about the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and the people we serve. This includes the prevention of disease and viral infections on site and in our office. In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak we want to assure you that measures are being taken to keep our build sites and office a safe, fun and healthy environment.

With a recent confirmed case of coronavirus in Charleston County, we are actively monitoring these fast-moving developments and preparing plans should our operations need to adapt to the situation. Current Level 3 watch list countries are China, Iran, Italy, and South Korea, with Japan listed as a Level 2. As a precaution, we are asking any volunteer who can answer “yes” to any of the questions below to postpone your volunteer shift with us for the time being.


  • Have you traveled to a country on the Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s Level 2 or 3 watch list in the last 30 days?
  • Has someone in your household traveled to a country on the CDC’s Level 3 watch list in the last 30 days?
  • Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
  • Are you feeling ill or showing any flu-like symptoms?

We are moving forward with business as usual.  We will continue to monitor the situation and update this message as the situation evolves.  If there are any changes or updates, we will update our statement here. Please reach out if you have any concerns to gabrielle@eastcooperhabitat.org or (973) 479-2171.

Here’s how you can protect yourself and keep our Build Sites free from disease:

  1. If you feel sick, have trouble breathing or develop a fever PLEASE STAY HOME. Give us a heads-up at maria@eastcooperhabitat.org OR call (843) 471-6601.
  2. If you’re in the middle of volunteering and start to feel ill, please carefully stop what you are doing and alert ECHFH 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 and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, then cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  6. For more information on COVID-19 visit the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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