After more than two months, the team at Too Good To Be Threw Thrift Store are ready to open the doors and get back to business.

The thrift stores closed their doors in March – like most other businesses – amid concerns over the risk of coronavirus to customers, volunteers and staff.

Starting tomorrow, the doors will re-open at the Puntledge Road store, though the 5th Street location will remain temporarily closed.

Comox Valley Transition Society (CVTS) Executive Director Heather Ney says when the store launches tomorrow, it will have improved safety procedures.

“For those people visiting the store, the shopping experience will look a lot different. We have removed some shelving to make more room for people to move through the store and maintain social distancing.”

“Only a limited number of people will be allowed in at one time, and they will be required to use hand sanitizer upon entry, which will be provided at the door. People will now have to follow directional aisles, and we’ve installed a plexiglass divider at the check-out counter. We have also reduced the store hours, to allow staff more time to clean and disinfect surfaces,” added Ney.

The new hours for the store will be from 10:30am to 3:30pm, Monday through Saturday and donations will be accepted at the large garage door only during this time.

Ney is also reminding everyone that with limited space, the thrift store is unable to accept large donations, and will not accept furniture, sporting equipment or any large hard-wired items, such as televisions, etc.