COVID-19 Updated Policies & Procedures

The Atlanta ToolBank is committed to the safety, health and welfare of our staff, volunteers and members at all times. We are taking serious measures to do our part to flatten the curve of transmission of COVID-19. In response to questions we’ve received from partners and stakeholders, and in anticipation of what is to come in the next few months, here are vital details of our comprehensive precautions:

  • Tools for Essential Services

    • We are working with our networks of health professionals, first responders and critical service partners to provide tables, chairs, and other event supplies and equipment for shelters, mobile food distribution and pop-up testing sites.
    • We are working with community gardeners, urban farmers, and individuals to ensure they have the tools and equipment necessary to continue growing fresh local food for our community.
    • If any organization providing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, or local growers need our equipment, we are here for them. Please spread the word and have organizations e-mail us at atlanta@toolbank.org to arrange details if they need a resource we can provide.
  • Tools for non-essential services

    • The ToolBank is open for regular lending by appointment only.  For more information about how you can borrow tools, please visit our Tool Lending Page.
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Active Member Agencies can now add washable fabric face mask’s to their tool orders.  These masks are free for volunteers and can be kept after your project.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection

    • All tools issued are disinfected before you pick them up.
    • All returned tools will be quarantined 72 hours, then cleaned per FEMA and CDC regulations and recommendations.
    • Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at all pedestrian entrances to the ToolBank.
  • Enhanced buffer zones

    • Tools will be picked-up and returned in designated zones.  ToolBank staff will inform you of specific locations when scheduling your pick-up or return.
    • Our staff is switching out gloves for any interaction with tools, using a new pair for every transaction. Soiled pairs are washed immediately using hot water, then dried on high heat.
  • Restricted access to our facility

    • As a normal practice, all visitation to the ToolBank is by appointment only. This will continue to be the case during times of heightened precaution, but additionally the front entrance and side gate will be locked at all times and only those individuals with appointments pre-approved by ToolBank staff will be allowed in the waiting or loading areas to limit the number of visitors to our facility

For our full COVID-19 Statement and updated policies and procedures, please click HERE.  We continue to closely monitor the situation and adhere to best practices as put forward by trusted officials including the CDC, GEMA, and FEMA. As such, more modifications to our standard operations may be forthcoming. It is essential that we balance our availability for partners with the safety of all stakeholders of the Atlanta ToolBank.

COVID-19 Lending

$520,388.19

Worth of Tools Lent

34,455

Pieces of PPE Distributed

Used by 28

Partners & Member Agencies

$0

Actual Cost to Partners
& Agencies

New COVID-19 Related Inventory

No-Contact Thermometers

Plexiglas Barriers

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing
Safety Cones

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Thank You to Our Partners