BFR is actively monitoring the quickly evolving situation and we are working to create thoughtful and science-based plans to protect our communities while also ensuring our most vulnerable communities receive much-needed food deliveries. We will let volunteers know of any changes to our volunteer opportunities or guidelines.
1. If you are not comfortable completing BFR shifts or feel unwell (cough, fever, or any flu or cold-like symptoms) or have come in contact with someone who is sick, please do not do a food delivery shift. And message us on the volunteer line, so we can try to get your shift covered: (970) 736-7237
2. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer before, during, and after (as well as normally throughout the day) your BFR shift. Please use gloves provided by BFR on your shifts (they are stored in the toolboxes near the BFR bikes, at each grocery store). Please also wear a mask/ face covering when on your volunteer shift.
- Please be sure to wear a face covering, that covers your mouth and nose when leaving your home and on all BFR volunteer shifts. And we recommend that you follow recommendations and wash your mask/ face covering once you return home with hot water. This could include a cloth mask, bandana, an old T-shirt (made into a face covering), or a scarf. (Please save N95 masks for medical uses and personal).
- You do not need to leave your house to make a mask/ face covering, you can use supplies you have at home and can do so without a sewing machine/ sewing skills. For example you can use a bandanna, scarf, or make a cloth mask/ face covering with an old T-shirt, etc. The important thing is that it covers your face and mouth and you wash it once you return home. Here are some more resources on how you can make your own masks: https://www.coloradomaskproject.com/resources-partners
3. When picking up food at the grocery store and delivering to communities please practice social distancing. While we hope that everyone is practicing social distancing, if your volunteer opportunity occurs out in the community, there is a potential risk. We ask volunteers to consider your own potential for risk and make the best decision for you, your family, and the community.
- For example, please avoid interacting with grocery store staff or recipients directly. Instead try to keep a 6 feet distance from others when picking up and dropping off the food.