Statewide closure directive update - July 14th, 2020 Statewide closure directive update - July 14th, 2020

As of July 2, 2020, at 3:00 pm, the Sacramento County Health Officer is directing all individuals living in the county to stay at their place of residence except for essential activities.  The most recent updates from Sacramento county can be found here, however a crucial component of the directive is to cease gatherings of any size.

On July 13th, 2020 CA Governor Gavin Newsom extended many of these guidelines and orders statewide to specific affected counties, Sacramento included.  Statewide recommendations and information can be found here.

Hacker Lab is responding to these new directives by reverting to our Stage 1 operational status, meaning we will be rolling back the gradual re-opening campaign that we began in early June.

As a result of these new directives we doing the following:

  1. We are cancelling all in-person classes, one-on-ones, and meetups until it is safe and responsible to resume them.

  2. We are limiting Hacker Lab facility access to members-only for essential business*.

  3. We are not allowing any non-members  to enter the facilities.

  4. We will be working with members on a case-by-case basis to address any concerns regarding their membership status, or any one-on-one sessions that were scheduled for the near future.  Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

  5. We are pausing memberships to anyone who requests.  Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

*Why we’re not locking the doors outright:

It was a difficult decision whether to remain open to members only or close down entirely.  As it’s written, the County directives limit workplaces to “essential business”.  Many of our members’ livelihoods depend on access to the Maker Space or their offices.

Criteria for existing members who wish to utilize Hacker Lab during the closure directive:

  • Masks are required while in the facility in any of the facility’s open spaces.  This includes the coworking and makerspace.

  • Do not come into the Lab unless it is essential for your business:

    • Only those performing essential duties that cannot be performed by telecommuting should physically come to the Lab and keep their onsite time to an absolute minimum.

  • Do not come into the Lab if you have a cough, fever, or feel sick in the past 14 days.

  • All members must maintain a safe social distance from others at all times while at the facility.

  • Avoid handshakes, high fives, fist bumps, cover any coughs, and keep a healthy distance between other individuals.

  • You must wash your hands at least every 3 hours with warm soap and water, and after any interaction with others or surfaces that others may have touched.

  • We're disinfecting common surfaces multiple times a day.

  • Please help us by wiping down any space or equipment you use when done.

  • Please do not bring in shared or communal food/drinks for the duration, as well as communal cups, plates, bowls, & utensils.  We will be suspending coffee service as well.  While we love the sharing atmosphere present, shared consumables pose too much of a risk at this time.

We are actively monitoring the situation and will send updates as additional information becomes available.

If you’re a member who needs a special accommodation in equipment or training for an essential business purpose, please reach out to [email protected].

The new directives can be found below.  We highly encourage everybody to read and follow these directives.

Your support during this time is essential for the long-term success of our business.  We are a small start-up, and this is going to be a very difficult storm for us to weather. We are doing everything we can to do right by our community, our employees, and to survive this unprecedented situation.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by emailing  [email protected].

We are confident that together, as a community we will make it through this.  While we feel the economic cinching, it is imperative that we all do our part to help stop the spread of this virus.

- Team Hacker Lab

Previous updates to our policies can be found here.

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