Woodside Homes has joined Leading Builders of America’s urgent, national call to collect unused, excess masks and eye protection equipment from its trade partners. These are being collected at Interior Logic Group – Cabinet and Granite Division, 1002 East University Dr., Ste. 103, Phoenix, AZ 85034 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cash donations are also being accepted at https://www.directrelief.org/. The public can follow the effort on social media at #BuildersCare.
“This is an opportunity for the homebuilding industry to step up to aid in the coronavirus public health crisis and protect our essential healthcare workers,” says Woodside Homes CEO Joel Shine. “As a company that cares deeply about our communities, our homebuyers, and employees, Woodside Homes is calling on all of our trade partners to act with a sense of urgency to respond to our nation’s shortage of protective equipment. Together, we can fight this pandemic and come out stronger than ever as an industry and as a country.”
As the Arizona division is helping to fulfill this need in the healthcare community, it also is implementing measures to help keep employees and customers safe as the construction and sale of new homes continues. Woodside Homes’ sales offices, model homes, and Inspiration Gallery® design centers have enacted screening policies for anyone entering these venues. Sales office and model home visits may be scheduled by appointment only for a group of five or fewer, and virtual tours are available at https://www.woodsidehomes.com/arizona.
Those entering these spaces are asked to affirm that they and all members of their households are in good health and not under quarantine, have not been in contact with someone who may have COVID-19, and are not high risk for COVID-19 such as recent travel. In accordance with recommended CDC guidelines, Woodside employees will maintain appropriate social distance, refrain from handshakes, visit homes in separate cars, and limit group sizes to five or less (this number may be further reduced). High touch points, such as door handles, chairs, desks, and phones are regularly sanitized.
Roger Gannon, President of Woodside Homes Arizona Division, says “We have quickly modified how we interact with our customers, but will continue to provide the award-winning service and high-quality homes that Woodside Homes is known for. Our priority is to incorporate best practices that keep our employees, customers, trade partners, and community safe while doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”