[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops

peter@BikeClarkCounty.org peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
Thu Mar 12 15:03:43 PDT 2020

We’re monitoring based upon our local state and city guidelines.  Also, monitoring our local school district (whether to shut down our programs which will gear up in a month).

We have spray bottles with 5:1 water bleach recommend ratio to clean our community benches, tools, and stands between users.  Auto hand san dispensor at door and every work bench.  

Options to close shop to deep clean, or only have one staff per day work on bikes, or lay off staff to collect unemployment, etc are being reviewed.  

As Seattle hit hard I’m sure Portland/Vancouver metro is pending..

We just posted social media & newsletter as follows:

At Bike Clark County, health is a big part of our mission. In regards to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to monitor information put out by Washington State Health Department <https://bikeclarkcounty.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=906f24f8b378e0a84bf38b97a&id=6494084d82&e=557ba4760d>, and the Vancouver School District <https://bikeclarkcounty.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=906f24f8b378e0a84bf38b97a&id=229518c388&e=557ba4760d>.  We are a community use space, and want to be sure all of our volunteers and employees do their best to stay healthy. At this time, we have decided to proceed with volunteer night as scheduled. Educational programs will also take place as scheduled, following the Vancouver School District's lead.  As information changes, this may also change. 

We wanted to check in with you to ensure that everyone follows best practices to help stem the spread of this pandemic. 
Please stay home if you are sick.
All benches and tools regularly wiped down with bleach. 
Wash your hands with soap and water regularly
We suggest wearing surgical gloves provided by the shop to help remind you not to touch your face. 
Practice social distancing while in the shop
If you are in an at risk group, please stay home. We want to enjoy your company for years to come.

Peter Van Tilburg
Executive Director, Board VP
Bike Clark County

Community Bike Shop:  
1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660
Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm

c. 503.572.9894
peter at bikeclarkcounty.org
http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/ <http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/>
Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our community.

> On Mar 12, 2020, at 12:51 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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