[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops

Cicloficina dos Anjos anjos at cicloficina.pt
Fri Mar 13 08:28:03 PDT 2020


>Shut the shop down. Quit getting people together. 👌
That is what everybody should do. Things are evolving rapidly. If today you
have 2 cases, in 10 days it can be one thousand. This Sunday, in Portugal,
nobody was thinking that it could be real. Today all the schools,
restaurants, etc are closed. It can be very fast.
Medical assistance is not prepared to take care of everyone at the same
time - and in Italy they are already choosing whom to give oxygen and a bed.

So, don't contribute to spreading it, it is not essential.

rosa

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On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 2:21 PM Kevin Dwyer <kevidwyer at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, go as hard as you can at the beginning. That is the proper
> epidemiological response when there is a lack of resources (which there is
> and the graph shows). Community bike shops are not essential. There is an
> incubation period and younger people or those who have mild symptoms will
> transmit it without knowing they have it. You can't count on people to
> self-diagnose. Shut the shop down. Quit getting people together.
>
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 8:07 AM Jeff Potter <jeff at outyourbackdoor.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Thanks for the idea of leaving a pile of tubes and patches outside the
>> door!
>>
>> I kinda like the idea of one worker in shop at a time.
>>
>> Our shop is a mess and we want to prep for spring here in Michigan.
>>
>> We’re still sorting out how to respond. Yes, possible to spread if
>> asymptomatic but very very unlikely? It spreads via cough/sneeze. If our
>> core gang of 3, say, shows up and nobody is symptomatic it seems like we
>> will be fine.
>>
>> Ohio has 100k cases: high alert! MI has 2 cases known. Should MI be in a
>> diff mode than OH?
>>
>> Or should we all go to “stop all nonessential activity” mode to be safe?
>> Tubes outside the shop can be done regardless — we have hundreds of excess
>> tubes!
>>
>> We’re talking 3 at a time — this is not a “big group.” It’s still doing
>> social distancing but it’s not total isolation. We can use spray bottle w
>> bleach to zap stuff to start. Not get close.
>>
>> …Or should we do isolation? There are degrees in the isolation mode.
>> Weekly groceries are essential. Keeping grocery open is not total
>> isolation. Closing bike shop is not true isolation. So we’d stop all shop
>> activity if that’s best. I’m in favor of over-responding now to do all we
>> can to put the genie back in the bottle. Maybe for the next week or so?
>> Adjust LATER. Go harder on the front end...
>>
>> Jeff Potter
>> Lansing Bike Co-op
>> Michigan
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