The Green Project’s COVID-19 Response — the Green Project

Like every other small business in New Orleans, the Green Project is closely following the COVID-19 outbreak, preparing based on information from the CDC and City of New Orleans, and acting accordingly. Of most importance is the health and safety of our staff and community.

As of March 16, 2020, the Green Project remains open Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm. In order to protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, the following changes are in effect:

  • Our Volunteer Program, Donation Pick Up Program, and Environmental Education Program are paused until further notice. Unfortunately, we will not allow volunteer help at this time, we will not be picking up materials from the community, and we will not participate in outreach events for the foreseeable future.

  • Our Donation Driveway hours will be limited to Saturday from 10am-4pm. Please hold on to your donations until Saturdays, or until things settle down in the coming months. 

  • We are cleaning the cash wrap, cart handles, pens, bathrooms, door handles & the water filter frequently using CDC-approved cleaner.

  • We have switched to credit & debit cards only to avoid contamination through cash handling.

  • Cashiers are sanitizing their hands and the POS station between each transaction.

  • We are providing hand sanitizer to customers and staff at the register and in the Donation Driveway.

  • Staff have been instructed to wash and sanitize their hands frequently. We ask that customers do the same!

  • Bathrooms have been reserved for staff use only.

  • If staff are sick, they are asked to stay home.

  • While elbow bumps are better than high-fives, we ask that all staff and customers limit contact and work to remain 6 feet apart as much as possible.

We’re not sure what lies ahead for us, or any other business that relies on steady sales to keep afloat. Please refer to our website and social media for updates and potential closures. 

As we all navigate this uncharted territory, remember to be kind to each other, be smart and stay safe—we’re all in this together.

With gratitude,
Hailey Allison
Executive Director

As a nonprofit, we survive only through the support of our beloved community. Consider a small contribution to the Green Project to help us make it through this trying time.

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