COVID-19 Staff and Volunteer – Safety and Travel Policy
Last Updated February 2022
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank’s paramount goal is to keep providing essential food services to our community while maintaining the health and safety of all our constituents - staff, volunteers, and clients.
To ensure IFCB operations continue without interruption, we are asking for a high level of personal accountability regarding COVID-19 precautions (mask-wearing, handwashing, social distancing, testing, and quarantining after high-risk travel and when experiencing symptoms).
All volunteers and staff must be fully vaccinated (proof will be required).
Face masks must be worn inside the food bank.
Symptom-based Testing Guidelines
For the safety of our IFCB community, if you have any of the following symptoms, please take a COVID-19 test (either PCR or home test) returning to the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank only when your symptoms have passed.
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
If you were exposed to COVID-19
If you are fully vaccinated and had a COVID-19 booster and were exposed to COVID-19, you do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms. Even if you don’t develop symptoms, you must get tested at least 5 days after you had close contact with someone with COVID-19. Watch for symptoms until 10 days after your known COVID-19 exposure. Alternatively, you may quarantine from the food bank for the full 10 days.
If you are fully vaccinated but have not had the booster you must quarantine for at least 5 days and then get a COVID-19 test. Alternatively, you may quarantine from the food bank for 10 days.
If you test positive, please follow all the CDC guidelines and let an IFCB staff member know if you were recently at the food bank.
Travel is a complicated issue– some areas of the US and the world are more at risk of COVID-19 and its variants than others. With this in mind, we ask for a high level of personal responsibility.
If you travel to an area with a high infection/transmission rate please err on the side of caution, take a test for the safety of our Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank community.
Domestic and international travel for vaccinated people.
People who are fully vaccinated and had the booster can travel without quarantine on their return, to non-high-risk areas within the United States, as long as they are following CDC safety recommendations (mask-wearing, handwashing, and social distancing).
If you have not received a booster vaccine, you must quarantine for 5 days on your return, and get tested 3-5 days after travel, ensuring that you quarantine for the full 5 days.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding IFCB COVID-19 expectations, your travel experiences, or potential exposures, please consult with any IFCB staff member.