Updated July 15th
We've missed you!
The last six months have been an exercise in practicing change, if nothing else. We've got a long way to go before things return back to normal, so it is up to all of us to follow the direction of health experts and do our best to keep our communities safe. Kernville Cowork is currently open under the rules for "office workspaces". Some of our members work in essential sectors, and others do not, so as restrictions are enacted and lifted we are going to have to adapt carefully to make sure we’re following both the letter and the spirit of the law. That being said, keep in mind that we are far more than just office space, and we aren't your typical office - how many offices have visitors drop in from all over the country?
Below we're laying out our plan for keeping our community safe, while staying in compliance with shutdowns as they arise. Keep in mind that we're receiving new information and guidance from the government every day, and we're also listening to our members to hear what they want and need. All of the below is subject to change.
So here's the plan:
We've set up a table at the entrance to the cowork with sanitation supplies, including disinfecting wipes, disinfecting spray, and hand sanitizer.
We've reconfigured our desks so that every seat has adequate distancing following the latest OSHA guidelines, and we’ve eliminated all meeting spaces.
Masks are required for everyone when not seated at a desk. The table at the entrance has surgical masks for those that wish to use them. Given the distance between desks and the sedentary nature of office work, we are not requiring members and visitors to use masks while working at the desks. However, keep one handy for when you want to get up and walk to the break room, restroom, etc.
Day passes may be discontinued during times of high infection rates, or when there are restrictions put in place by the county or the state.
Workers in non-essential sectors as defined by the state of California may be asked to remain outside of the coworking space if Kern County is ordered to close offices for non-essential sectors.
We are asking that members limit the number of in-person meetings that they have, and we are asking that anyone participating in an in-person meeting wear a face covering.
We are sanitizing all surfaces at least once a day, and between uses
Sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer are available next to shared resources such as the printer. We ask that members wipe down any shared equipment after using or touching the equipment.