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In-person open house returns!

I’m really pleased to announce that we’re back to running in-person Open House nights every Wednesday from 7-9pm!  It’s been a long year and half, but we’re eager to see new faces (even if they’re partially covered).

With our new “season” of open house, we have a few changes:

  • Tours will run at 7pm, 7:30pm, and 8pm. This will keep our volunteer guides from getting overloaded with tours. Between 8pm and 9pm tours will run as needed, and as volunteers are available.
  • Masks are recommended while inside the building. If you’re vaccinated against COVID-19 you aren’t required to wear a mask, but it’s a good and simple thing to do in any case to help protect those around you.

So if you’ve been curious to find out what Twin Cities Maker is all about, come by on a Wednesday night! We’d love to meet you and show off our little workshop.

Stay safe, stay healthy, and I hope we’ll see you soon….

Scott Hill, President
Twin Cities Maker

Twin Cities Maker Covid Mask Updates

Hello TC Makers,

The Board would like to first and foremost thank you for giving us the time and your  input as we try and thoughtfully move to a more open maker space.  The survey results, comments, and conversations we have had with you over the past few weeks reflect the polarization seen in the wider community over COVID-19 prevention and vaccination.  Based on your feedback on June 20th 2021 we will move to align more closely with current CDC guidelines:

  • Vaccinated persons do not need to wear a mask ( but we would appreciate it if you would).
  • Non-vaccinated DO need to wear a mask ( and we appreciate you doing so).
  • If a fellow member asks that masks be worn while working in a shared space please do so ( this falls under our core shared value , the  rule of simply being excellent to each other).

There will be more movement to open TC Maker up in July and August as we work with the area managers to re-assess capacity limits and update the scheduling system in Clubhouse.  What won’t be changing anytime in the near future are our fellow TC Makers that are immunocompromised or unvaccinated.  As vaccination rates have soared in Minnesota leading to decreases in COVID-19 infection and mortality, what is being overlooked is a surge in cases amongst the unvaccinated and immunocompromised (Business Insider article).  In fact, the infection and mortality rates in the unvaccinated are as bad as it was in December 2020 and the emergence of new variants, such as Delta, merit continued concern (CDC surveillance program).

If you are immunocompromised, unvaccinated, or have any concerns related to safety and accessibility please contact the board to discuss your specific situation by emailing the board.  We’re actively exploring how to make our space more accessible to all members and it would be helpful to  learn more about individual situations and requirements as the Boards conversation progresses.

Again, thank you for your continued input and we look forward to seeing everyone in TC Maker in the near future.

Regards,

TC Maker Board