Meals on Wheels And COVID-19

The advent of COVID-19 has led to procedural changes in an effort to keep staff, volunteers and clients protected from transmission of the virus, both within our Meals on Wheels facility and out on delivery.

Within Our Facility:

  • At this time we are requiring all staff and volunteers who work inside the building to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Masks are worn by all staff and volunteers
  • Gloves are worn by all in the kitchen and are available to all volunteers
  • Hand sanitizer is provided
  • Temperature checks are done on all staff and volunteers working inside the building
  • Rapid lateral flow tests are available to all staff and volunteers

On Delivery:

  • Masked volunteers delivering meals remain outside of the building and collect their meals, packets and bags from tables set up outside under our covered entry way
  • Volunteers knock on a client’s door and announce themselves
  • Client meals are placed in a plastic bag and either hung on the client’s door or placed in a designated area near the door. There are a few clients who are unable to reach meals left outside and, in these cases, meals can be left just inside the door – on a table, counter or washer, for example – without having contact with the client
  • Before departing, volunteers wait to make sure that the client is alright and knows that the meal is there and is able to get to it