COVID-19 Updated Policies & Procedures

The Cincinnati 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 cincinnati@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

    • Any individual visiting the ToolBank is required to wear a mask or face covering. This is mandatory and includes pickup and drop-off of tool orders.
    • Additionally, 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 are available at all pedestrian entrances to the ToolBank.
  • 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
    • When your order is confirmed, ToolBank staff will send you an invoice to be paid prior to pick-up. All receipts will be sent electronically.
    • The ToolBank will have no overlapping appointments during this time. Please arrive only during your appointed time window. The ToolBank staff will have your order ready and waiting at the pickup area for your scheduled appointment time. Member agencies are responsible for loading and unloading the contents of their order.
    • ToolBank staff will sign-off on order verification and waiver with verbal confirmation from the member agency.

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 Cincinnati ToolBank.

COVID-19 Lending

Used by100

Partners & Member Agencies

100

Pieces of PPE Distributed

$100.00

Worth of Tools Lent

$0

Actual Cost to Partners & Agencies

New COVID-19 Related Inventory

Infrared Thermometers

Face Masks

Sanitizer

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS