Because of COVID-19…From Megan’s Desk

My Dear Firebrands,

My original letter to you was drafted this spring; we’ve come a long way since then, but it’s obvious that COVID-19, and the challenges that come with it, won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

As a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) we have continued to follow our health & safety procedures to make sure Firebrand Collective is a safe and secure space. If we all do our part, Firebrand can remain a place of refuge for each and every member.

 

  1. Social Distancing. Firebrand Collective members continue to observe social distancing measures.

    The number of people who can be in our space at any time has been reduced by half and all members need to be at least 6 feet away from each other. This means one person per table/desk in the Hot Desk area. (If you and your team or clients choose to not socially distance, that is between you and them. We will not force any member to move unless they are infringing upon another member’s space without permission.)

  2. Guest and/or client visits. You must meet your guest at the door to allow them entry; the doors will not be unlocked and the space will not be open to the public until the time period mandated by the government of Kansas City elapses. Your guests must follow the rules of the space, as noted in our Membership Agreement and House Rules – this extends to the rules laid out in this policy.

    We do require that you record the names and contact information of your guests/clients so we may reach out should there be an outbreak associated with our space.

  3. Cleanliness and disinfecting the space. We disinfect shared surfaces and high-touch areas twice a day, and then again after the space has closed. These include desks, doorknobs, buttons and switches, and kitchen and bathroom faucets, as well as other areas.

  4. Helping you stay healthy, too. We continue providing members with tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. These items are located at various spots around the Hot Desk area.

    We ask that everyone in the space thoroughly washes their hands frequently with warm water for at least 20 seconds and try to avoid touching their face as much as possible.

    Please also sneeze into a tissue or your elbow rather than your hand, then dispose of the tissue immediately and wash your hands.

  5. Coffee. Because it is the most important thing. We will not be making a shared coffee pot, but a single-serve Keurig is available for use.

  6. If, despite everything, COVID-19 finds us. If a confirmed case of COVID-19 is present in our workspace, or individuals in our workspace have been exposed to a confirmed case, we will notify you immediately and perform a full cleaning and disinfection of the coworking space.

 

As this situation continues to evolve, measures may change and we will do our best to keep you updated.

 

In addition to these steps, I will continue to monitor the latest information, including recommendations, from the CDC and World Health Organization and Firebrand Collective will continue to do our part to stop the spread of this disease. Your health and well-being are the most important thing in the world to us and will always drive our policies.

 

This is a wild time – one we will never forget and perhaps one that will affect us all for a long time to come. We will continue to work together to build a community that inspires and challenges us. We are, even in the time of COVID-19, better together…but at least six feet apart for now.

 

Best,
Megan

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