New-covid-19-policies

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New Covid-19 Policies

Problem: CDC Guidance for Covid-19 has come out

Solution: Apply new Covid-19 rules by recommended masks but not policing their usage, open class limits, and start open tours. Updated policy below:

Update per Dallas County Order on 8/11/2021:

Per the Dallas County order for all commercial entities, masks are now REQUIRED anywhere indoors at the Dallas Makerspace. The only exception is actively bringing food or drink to your mouth. After doing so, you must immediately put your mask back in place, even while chewing - if you are unable to perform such an action you are welcome to eat and drink outside or in your car.

Due to the potential financial penalty of any violations of this order, any member found not wearing a mask in the above manner is subject to an automatic 30-day suspension. Directors, Officers, Committee Chairs may all grant a facility-wide 30-day suspension for violation of the mask rule. This will be enforced remotely via camera as well. Violations may be reported to [[1]].

Failure to leave upon being suspended will result in a tresspass by the Carrollton PD.

This takes effect August 12th, 2021 at 00:00 CDT and will continue until further notice.

As a reminder, if you need an immediate response many of the board can be reached via cell phone or discord.

Before coming to the space

  • If you are feeling sick do not come to the space
  • Take your temperature before leaving home. If it is 99 or greater, do not come to the space
  • If you have had a temperature of 99 or greater in the last 48 hours do not come to the space
  • Pack your own PPE and disinfectant wipes/cleaning products for use while at the space. DMS will not be providing these for personal use

Facemasks

Masks, while no longer required for members, are highly recommended both inside the space and while on the grounds. This includes the front entrance patio areas and the ramps, dumpsters and bay door areas.

In addition:

  • Teachers may require masks to be worn by all students
  • Teachers and students must still follow all posted rules/signage within a given work or committee area

Social Distancing

Social Distancing, while no longer required for members, is highly recommended both inside the space and while on the grounds. This includes the front entrance patio areas and the ramps, dumpsters and bay door areas.

In addition:

  • Teachers may require social distancing from all students
  • Teachers and students must still follow all posted rules/signage within a given work or committee area

Things the Makerspace will not supply during the current COVID-19 restriction period

  • Project storage and the ice machine in the galley will remain closed until we have volunteers and a plan to manage them.
  • Disinfectant wipes/cleaning products

Contractors and service people

All contractors and vendors will be required to wear a mask when visiting or working at the space.

Tours

Group, individual, and open tours are now re-opened at the DMS. Tours will be held from 10am - 2pm on Saturdays. Masks are required for Saturday group tour participants. One-on-one tour guides may require masks if desired.

Enforcement of rules

All members are expected to continue our ethos of “Be Excellent to Each Other”. This includes mask wearing and social distancing. Harassment of members/guests because of their masking choices is in direct violation of our Anti-Harassment Policy. Deliberately preventing others from social distancing is also a violation of the Anti-Harassment Policy. If anyone feels that they have been subjected to harassment, please contact a DMS Officer or a Director.

Relevance: Relax restrictions to allow further opening of the space.