<div dir="ltr">Melbourne Bike Shed (Australia) will close until April 18th, but we have no paid staff.  Thanks so much for this discussion, that was the instigating factor. <span style="font-size:0.875rem">This is the blurb:</span><div><div><br></div><div><p>--------------------------------------------------------</p>
    <p></p>
    <div class="gmail-moz-forward-container">
      <p>Due to the ongoing and emerging Covid 19 pandemic, we will
        close the bike shed until after Easter, due to reopen on April
        19th. </p>
      <p>Bicycles are important, but the shed is not an essential
        service.  The health system is about to undergo a huge strain
        (e.g. <a href="https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/suddenly-the-er-is-collapsing-a-doctors-stark-warning-from-italys-coronavirus-epicentre/">Italy</a>,
        <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-we-fail-what-happens-to-you-all-one-doctors-life-on-the-coronavirus-front-lines-11583344415?mod=rsswn">China</a>),
        and anything we do to increase social distancing will lessen
        that strain.  We close to keep ourselves safe, but even more
        importantly, we close for the sake of the community. It does not
        make sense for us to gather people from all over Melbourne and
        the world, handling tools, touching surfaces, working together
        closely, at this time.<br>
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      <p>--------------------------------------------------------</p></div><div><br></div><div> </div></div></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Fri, Mar 13, 2020 at 10:49 AM Deb Salls <<a href="mailto:deb@bikeworks.org">deb@bikeworks.org</a>> wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small">FYI Bike Works in Seattle has closed our Community Bike Shop and cancelled all programming through the Month of March.  But now they are closing all  the public and private K-12 schools in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties through the end of April so we will have to see what is next for us.  Employees are still working remotely or in very small groups onsite to process bike donations, build bikes for the shop etc<br clear="all"></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small">Stay safe and healthy!</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><br></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small">Deb</div><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><table style="background:none;border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding:10px 10px 0px 0px;border-top:0px;border-right:2px solid rgb(0,0,0)"><a href="http://www.bikeworks.org/" target="_blank"><img style="border: none; width: 120px; height: 185px; display: block;" src="https://www.bikeworks.org/share/BW-LOGO-FINAL-EMAIL-120.png"></a></td><td style="padding:0px 0px 0px 14px"><table style="background:none;border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td style="padding-bottom:3px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:18px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif" colspan="2">Deb Salls</td></tr><tr><td style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:14px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif" colspan="2"><i>Executive Director</i></td></tr><tr><td style="color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:14px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif" colspan="2">she/her pronouns <a style="color:rgb(48,127,226);font-size:10px" href="https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/" target="_blank">what's this?</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" style="padding-bottom:5px;vertical-align:top;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:14px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif">206.695.2607</td></tr><tr><td style="padding-top:5px" colspan="2"><a style="border:0px" href="https://www.facebook.com/BikeWorksSeattle" target="_blank"><img width="25" height="25" style="border: none; width: 25px; height: 25px; max-width: 25px; max-height: 25px;" src="http://www.pennilessprojects.com/share/icons/facebook-dreamstale25.png"></a>  <a style="border:0px" href="https://twitter.com/bikeworks206" target="_blank"><img width="25" height="25" style="border: none; width: 25px; height: 25px; max-width: 25px; max-height: 25px;" src="http://www.pennilessprojects.com/share/icons/twitter-dreamstale71.png"></a>  <a style="border:0px" href="https://www.instagram.com/bikeworks206/" target="_blank"><img width="25" height="25" style="border: none; width: 25px; height: 25px; max-width: 25px; max-height: 25px;" src="http://www.pennilessprojects.com/share/icons/instagram-dreamstale43.png"></a>   <a style="vertical-align:top;color:rgb(48,127,226);font-size:18px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif" href="http://bikeworks.org/" target="_blank">bikeworks.org</a></td></tr><tr><td style="padding-top:5px;color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif" colspan="2"><i>Bike Works promotes the bicycle<br>as a vehicle for change to empower<br>youth and build resilient communities.</i></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table><table style="background:none;border:0px;margin:0px;padding:0px" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" style="padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:3px;vertical-align:top;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:12px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif"><i>Bike Shop: </i><a style="padding-bottom:3px;vertical-align:top;color:rgb(48,127,226)" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/3709+S+Ferdinand+St,+Seattle,+WA+98118/@47.5576203,-122.2879379,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x54906a0c217011bf:0x636bcae5fac16123!8m2!3d47.5576203!4d-122.2857492" target="_blank">3709 S Ferdinand St, Seattle, WA 98118</a></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" style="vertical-align:top;color:rgb(51,51,51);font-size:12px;font-family:Verdana,Helvetica,sans-serif"><i>Office, Warehouse & Classrooms: </i><a style="padding-bottom:3px;vertical-align:top;color:rgb(48,127,226)" href="https://www.google.com/maps/place/3715+S+Hudson+St,+Seattle,+WA+98118/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x54906a0ea2b3bb1d:0xc31eaefbc937e82d?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRv7KImaHiAhVM-lQKHWhJC4UQ8gEwAHoECAoQAQ" target="_blank">3715 S Hudson St #111, Seattle, WA 98118</a></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div><p><font color="#000000" face="Arial"><span style="font-size:13.3333px"><br></span></font></p>

</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><br></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:03 PM peter@BikeClarkCounty.org <<a href="mailto:peter@bikeclarkcounty.org" target="_blank">peter@bikeclarkcounty.org</a>> wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div>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).<div><br></div><div>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.  </div><div><br></div><div>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.  </div><div><br></div><div>As Seattle hit hard I’m sure Portland/Vancouver metro is pending..</div><div><br></div><div>We just posted social media & newsletter as follows:</div><div><br></div><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:rgb(32,32,32);font-size:26px;line-height:32.5px"><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong><span style="font-size:18px">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 <a href="https://bikeclarkcounty.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=906f24f8b378e0a84bf38b97a&id=6494084d82&e=557ba4760d" style="color:rgb(0,124,137);font-weight:normal" target="_blank">Washington State Health Department</a>, and the <a href="https://bikeclarkcounty.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=906f24f8b378e0a84bf38b97a&id=229518c388&e=557ba4760d" style="color:rgb(0,124,137);font-weight:normal" target="_blank">Vancouver School District</a>.  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. <br><br>We wanted to check in with you to ensure that everyone follows best practices to help stem the spread of this pandemic. </span></strong></span></h1><ul style="color:rgb(32,32,32);font-family:Arial,"Helvetica Neue",Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:18px"><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>Please stay home if you are sick.</strong></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>All benches and tools regularly wiped down with bleach. </strong></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>Wash your hands with soap and water regularly</strong></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>We suggest wearing surgical gloves provided by the shop to help remind you not to touch your face. </strong></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>Practice social distancing while in the shop</strong></span></li><li><span style="font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>If you are in an at risk group, please stay home. We want to enjoy your company for years to come.</strong></span></li></ul><span style="color:rgb(32,32,32);font-size:18px;font-family:"noticia text",georgia,"times new roman",serif"><strong>  </strong></span></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br><div>
<span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-collapse:separate;line-height:normal;border-spacing:0px"><span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><div><span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><span style="border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;border-collapse:separate;font-variant:normal;letter-spacing:normal;line-height:normal;text-align:-webkit-auto;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px;border-spacing:0px"><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><br>Peter Van Tilburg</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Executive Director, Board VP</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><span style="text-align:-webkit-auto">Bike Clark County</span></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Community Bike Shop:  </div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">1604 Main St., Vancouver, WA. 98660</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><br></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">c. 503.572.9894</div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><a href="mailto:peter@bikeclarkcounty.org" target="_blank">peter@bikeclarkcounty.org</a></div><div style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><u style="color:rgb(28,57,246)"><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg" target="_blank">http://www.linkedin.com/in/petervantilburg</a></u></div><div><font color="#ffffff"><a href="http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/" target="_blank">http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org/</a></font></div><div><font color="#ffffff"><a href="http://www.bikeclarkcounty.org" target="_blank">www.bikeclarkcounty.org</a></font></div></span><font size="2"><i>Bike Clark County is equipping, empowering, and connecting youth to our community.</i></font></div></span></span></div></span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"></span><br style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-family:Helvetica;font-size:12px;font-style:normal;font-variant-caps:normal;font-weight:normal;letter-spacing:normal;text-align:start;text-indent:0px;text-transform:none;white-space:normal;word-spacing:0px"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><img id="gmail-m_-5867567853160308849gmail-m_-58666429409624855700833F681-2E79-4778-85E9-AFB522144EE1" src="cid:170d122341f8ef2ec81"></span>
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