Following the lead of our educational partners, CDL is suspending operations, effective Sunday, March 15, 2020
CDL will take the following steps:
- Suspend “public hours” through March 31, 2020. Docents are relieved of duties for the duration of this period.
- Only core staff working on infrastructure projects that cannot be deferred should enter the premises.
- Suspend all tours of the CDL until March 31; all April tours are put on an “at risk” status pending further updates from health authorities.
- Suspend all public events until April 1; all April events are categorized as “at risk.”
- All members and staff are encouraged to meet by phone and/or via Skype, Hangouts, Zoom etc.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We’ll continue to provide updates in this changing information landscape. In the meantime, keep healthy and happy – and keep on making.
Be aware that the COVID virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and especially between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). COVID is transmitted through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and these droplets land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Therefore: if you have any common flu symptoms — coughing, sneezing — please refrain from visiting the Makerspace, even though there may be core staff on site. It is an unnecessary risk, even if you are not presenting the additional COVID symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. To learn more about the virus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html
If you think that you may have COVID symptoms, please call your doctor and review the precautions here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
Should your health care provider concur that a hospital visit is indicated, ask what the process is. If your provider does not know, call the hospital and ask.