[TheThinkTank] the virus and community bike shops

Daniel Hall director at londoncyclelink.ca
Fri Mar 13 11:18:59 PDT 2020


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*Daniel Hall*
Executive Director



On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM Cicloficina dos Anjos <anjos at cicloficina.pt>
wrote:

> >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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