What to Expect Volunteering with CWC During COVID-19 Pandemic:
CWC recognizes that public, outdoor spaces like the Santa Cruz Riverwalk are an important resource for mental and physical health and critical habitat for special status species. In following all public health guidelines to protect the health and safety of our community, volunteers and staff, CWC will abide by the following protocol for its staff and volunteers. CWC will continue to monitor and update these recommendations as new guidelines are issued. Highlights of our full protocol are outlined below.
- Stay home if you’re feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms. All volunteers will be required to conduct a health screening prior to volunteering. You should also stay home if you know or believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
- Keep your distance. Volunteers and staff will keep a minimum of 6’ of distance between each other before beginning river restoration work. When we start working, we will all maintain at least 10’ of distance during physical exertion.
- Bring your own protective gear. Please bring a mask that covers your mouth and nose and gloves. Bring your own food and water. To ensure the safety of our volunteers, we will not be providing any food or beverages at our events. In the event that you do not have a mask, one can be provided to you.
- Sanitize frequently! CWC will provide hand sanitizer to all volunteers.
- Minimized group sizes. We will not have more than 5 people, including staff and volunteers, together at a time.