Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operating Status


UPDATED: August 2020

We're excited to announce that Robyn and the New Home Construction team are cautiously resuming building at Habitat worksites. The staff returned to active building as of Monday, May 11th, with strict guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including a limit of two staff members per site. Will and the Repairs Team have resumed limited critical repair projects, again in teams of two, and are also helping out with new construction on homes already in progress. As always, it's a total HabiTeam effort!
Protecting our volunteers and the community, in keeping with Durham’s stricter local rules and with the state’s guidelines, is vitally important to us. To that end, we do not anticipate having volunteers return to work sites until at least Phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan, and only then after assessing what is best for all involved. We will keep you updated as our status evolves.
All Durham Habitat staff are working, safely, and are available to answer your inquiries. The office is still closed to visitors, but please contact us by phone or email if you have questions. Thank you for supporting our community building work!
Obviously this continues to changing situation. There are measures everyone can take to protect themselves and others from the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear an approved mask in public.
  • Avoid physical contact with individuals.
  • Maintain safe social distancing.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Do not reuse tissues after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Let others know if you are sick or don’t feel well.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.

Thanks to all who support our work at Durham Habitat. We will keep this page updated as the situation evolves. Please take good care in the meantime.





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Alicia partnered with the Catholic Coalition to build a Habitat home in Southwest Central Durham. Alicia enjoyed putting more than 250 hours of sweat equity into her home, saying "I know every beam in my house."