R2W Coworking and COVID-19
Over the last few weeks, you have struggled with everything from being an impromptu teacher and remote employee to the Isolation and anxiety around protecting your family. If you had to furlough employees or watch sales evaporate, you’ve also felt the devastating economic impact of this pandemic. Our collective battle with COVID19 is far from over but we understand the need to get the economy moving again. Our job is to support you as we slowly work our way back to normal.
This is how Room2work is doing it:
Follow and exceed CDC cleaning guidelines for office space and coworking.
Clean commonly touched surfaces with EPA registered disinfectants. This includes cleaning door handles, printers, coffee makers, desks, counters, etc. At R2W, these surfaces get clean during the day and are part of our extended nightly cleaning.
Additionally, our restrooms include handsfree faucets, soap, and towel dispensers. We recently added “Toe and Go” devices to the restroom doors so you can open them with your foot.
Electronics - We’ve added clear overlays to our coffee maker, printers, and iPads to make them easier to clean well on a regular basis.
Additional State of Georgia guidelines to help keep you safe.
Screening – no one with a fever, COVID19 symptoms, or that is in contact with someone who has these symptoms can come in the office.
Signage – R2W has added signage in the office reminding members to keep a social distance and handwashing “How To” signs in each of the restrooms and café.
Increase physical space between members – We’ve decreased the number of desks in each room to 10 or less and moved them further apart. Each coworking desk has a privacy screen attached and is offset to provide additional protection.
Going beyond the CDC and State guidelines
We have upgraded the air conditioning filter system so it’s effective at removing virus-carrying particles down to .3 microns. That’s 150 times smaller than a human hair.
We’ve added easily cleaned desk mats to all of our desks that can be swapped out and thoroughly cleaned between member visits as well as during our overnight cleaning.
New hours – Room2work is normally open 24/7 but our temporary COVID19 schedule is 7 am till 9 pm. This allows us to do a thorough cleaning overnight and be ready for you the next morning.
Access to the space – We are allowing small in-person meetings during office hours only. Guests must remain in the meeting room area and are not allowed in the coworking or private office area. Each member will be issued their own access card and should use it each time they enter the building even if the door is held open for them. This will help us know who was in the building each day and support the health department if they need to do contact tracing.
In-person meetings – Some businesses need to meet with clients and we want to support them. If you absolutely must meet with a guest, we can support up to four people in Studio A or Studio C. When you book your reservation please allow 15 to 30 min between meetings so we can wipe down the room.
All coworking desks are reservable – Each coworking member has a bank of hours included in their plan that allows them to reserve a desk in either of the two coworking areas. This means that you know you have a desk before you leave home and you know exactly which desk you have. Desk reservations are available in blocks of 2 hours or more.
Your role in working safely
Stay home if you’re sick, think you might be at risk, or are taking care of someone at risk. We’ve made R2W as safe as we can but realize there are no absolutes with this virus. There will always be a risk when you leave your home.
Monitor your own health. Before coming into the office for hours of productive work, take a moment to check your temperature. We have a no-touch thermometer available if you forget.
By coming into the space, you are confirming that your temperature is below 100.4 and you don’t have a cough, shortness of breath, or other COVID19 signs. If you develop signs of a possible infection, please contact us about prorating your membership and stay safely at home.
Wash your hands – I know you’ve heard this over and over for weeks but it's the best way for you to keep yourself and others healthy.
Support everyone’s ability to feel safe by maintaining social distance and wearing a disposable or washable mask.
Thank you for being part of the Room2work community. We are here to help any way we can to get your business back on track.