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July 2020 Covid Update

Alex Hillman News Item

Alex Hillman

2 minute read
First thing’s first: this important COVID update includes a short survey at the end, which I’d appreciate you taking a moment to answer!

We’re now more than a week into the “modified green” - the most confusingly named phase of Philly’s pandemic response.

Confusing because green typically suggests “good to go” while, in fact, the Coronavirus is still very much a risk for our city.

We are paying very close attention to widespread reopening activities, looking for clues of when and how it might become safe to reopen Indy Hall.

To make the decision to reopen, we’re considering a wide range of variables, including but not limited to:

  • City, State and CDC recommendations and info about how the virus is spread
  • Actions and decisions being taken in other industries with similar priorities
  • Unique factors of our building e.g. a closed ventilation system
  • Actions and inactions being taken by our building management to make our building safe
  • The stress associated with the risk of transmission within our space
  • The economics of safely operating a shared space in pandemic conditions

As Monday July 6th, we’re continuing to follow the guidelines and will keep our physical space closed.
Our next reopening update will be in ~2 weeks.

The exception is that we are allowing access to the space on a case-by-case basis for members who really need to get out of the house for some reason, and even then we’re taking every precaution possible to reduce risk. If that’s you, email me and we can help.

How are YOU doing, really?

A coworking space is the least of my concerns, it’s each of you that I’m thinking about most. Because while we’re still living with so much uncertainty, one thing that we’re still sure of is that there’s always more we can do to support each other.

Although we see and talk with some of you online, there are lots of Indy Hall members and friends that we hear from less frequently.

And even when we do “see” each other online, we don’t always get a sense of what’s really going on in each other’s lives right now. Sometimes it can be tough to share openly, or ask for help.

So we’d like to get a sense of how you’re really doing with this quick 5 question survey.

Survey is now closed.

With this short set of questions, we hope to find out a bit more about how you’re doing, what’s on your mind, and how you’re thinking about the present and future.

All of the answers are optional, and you can even answer anonymously if you prefer.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to let us know how you’re doing, and please, remember that you’re not alone in this alone! ❤️