[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops

Sue Prant sue at communitycycles.org
Thu Mar 12 13:24:06 PDT 2020


In Boulder, CO we are closing on Sunday until the end if the month. This is
difficult. We have a large operation with 25 employees.

Sue Prant
Community Cycles
Boulder, CO

Sent from my phone.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 2:18 PM Jimmy Hallyburton <
jimmy at boisebicycleproject.org> wrote:

> Here is the statement/blog post we made last week. you can also view it at
> https://www.boisebicycleproject.org/bbpexperience/2020/3/9/bbp-and-the-corona-virus-covid-19
> At the current "low risk level" communicated by our State, because of no
> known cases found, this seems to be working, but we will adjust as needed.
>
> Because BBP is a shared-use cooperative space, we wanted to make sure we
> reached out to let you know how we, as an organization, are taking
> precautions against Coronavirus (COVID-19). We believe *“precautions” *is
> the correct word as we strongly believe in taking Coronavirus seriously
> while proactively maintaining BBP as a safe space for the community to work
> on their bikes, purchase used bikes and parts, and create positive impact
> for others. Now is not the time to panic; it’s the time to double down on
> building a healthy and resilient community for ALL.
>
> Below are some new *Coronavirus Free BBP Rules* we are putting in place
> to maintain a safe hygienic space for all of our shop users. This is not a
> substitute for broader precautions, and we ask that you *stay informed
> and up to date about COVID-19 from reliable sources *. It is temping and
> easy to go down a deep dark Coronavirus rabbit hole on the world wide web,
> but the information on *CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
> page* <https://www.cdc.gov/> and *Idaho’s Coronavirus page*
> <https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/> is great and updated regularly. As of
> 3/9/2020 the individual risk in Idaho is still at Low.
> *NEW “CoronaVIRUS FREE BBP” RULES*
>
>    1.
>
>    *Stay home and don’t come to BBP if you’re feeling sick.* Our staff
>    has been given strict instructions to do the same and as many extra sick
>    days as they need to accomplish this.
>    2.
>
>    *A.B.W. (Always Be Washing) Rule.* When you arrive at BBP, we will ask
>    you to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds* (**the
>    CDC way* <https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/>*) *before working on your
>    bike and again after working on your bike. Our mechanics will be washing
>    their hands between each customer they assist with bicycle repair. We will
>    be asking our volunteers to do the same during Volunteer Night.
>    3.
>
>    *Clean tools, clean stands. *Since we share surface areas (tools and
>    stands) at BBP, we will wiping used tools and each stand down between
>    customers.
>    4.
>
>    *Gloves if you need them.* BBP will provide surgical gloves if you’d
>    like to use them when working on your bike. Feel free to bring your own if
>    you have them.
>    5.
>
>    *No food or drinks on the shop floor. *Since we are all trying to
>    avoid touching our face area as much as possible, especially in community
>    settings, we’re asking that you consume your food and beverages before or
>    after you come to BBP. We will be providing free popcorn to go, but will
>    ask that you wash your hands before taking a bag.
>    6.
>
>    *Be Cool Be Calm Ride On. *These are precautions, we are taking this
>    seriously, and these are not reasons to panic. So keep riding and stay
>    healthy because there has never been a better time to be on a bike.
>
> *STIGMA AND RESILIENCE*
>
> *Please read this article*
> <https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/related-stigma.html> about
> the danger of stigma and discrimination that can occur when people
> associate a disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality,
> even though not everyone in that population or from that region is
> specifically at risk for the disease.
> *YOU CAN HELP*
>
>    1.
>
>    Drop off your clean rags at BBP (old washed t-shirts, towels…)
>    2.
>
>    Extra soap, disinfectant, surface cleaner, wipes, hand sanitizer,
>    surgical gloves, kleenex ? We’ll take em!
>    3.
>
>    Keep supporting all of your local nonprofits and businesses!
>
>
> Ride On!
>
> Jimmy Hallyburton (He, Him, His)
> Founder / Executive Director
> Boise Bicycle Project
> (208)-429-6520
> 1027 Lusk St Boise, ID 83706
> www.boisebicycleproject.org
>
>
>
> Explore some of the BBP Journey in my TEDx Talk on Moving at the Speed of
> Discovery <https://youtu.be/yDubr-RjlCE?t=6s>!
> A little more about BBP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-v5vS-03gk>!
> And BBP's collaboration with the City of Boise to get rid of Goatheads
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACqGpM6o3_k>!
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Shut it down. Quit handling cash.
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 1:51 PM Bob Giordano <mist at strans.org> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> We're monitoring the situation like many
>>> of you,
>>>
>>> We're doing the small things like keeping
>>> clean; for now using extra paper towels
>>> instead of old, clean t-shirt for communal
>>> hand drying; considering the wipe down of
>>> tools, etc
>>>
>>> Also talking about closing for a couple
>>> weeks, or whatever appropriate time length.
>>>
>>> And we can use that time to do deep cleaning,
>>> bike building, organizing, and so on.
>>>
>>> Maybe keeping some fix-it stations open?
>>>
>>> ...wanted to see what others are thinking?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Bob Giordano, Free Cycles Missoula
>>>
>>>
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