Coronavirus Response

Updated 6/30/2020

Due to COVID-19, we have modified our traditional “Open Hack Night” schedule. These evening sessions are when we open the shop to the public, and during these ours our operation needs to conform to expectations for retail and other public-access businesses.

Open Hack night will be Tuesdays, from 6-8pm.

Effective immediately, and in accordance with Governor Brown’s statewide order, face masks that cover the nose and mouth, are mandatory for visiting the shop. These masks must be made of cloth or of suitable paper filtration material. Medical style paper masks or dust masks are sufficient for this purpose. We have a small supply available for those who are unable to bring their own from home.

Members and visitors should make conscious efforts to maintain a 6-foot social distance at all times. In addition, regular handwashing, or the use of alcohol-gel hand sanitizer is strongly encouraged. Supplies are available.

Outside of open-hack hours, members may still use the shop, but masks are still required!

If you do come to the shop, we want to remind our members and any guests to maintain effective social distance even while at the shop, wear masks, wash your hands, and stay safe!

Prospective members – If you’ve been wanting to join but haven’t yet, we are able to facilitate that process online. Click this link to begin the signup process.. and if you’ve already set up a key account but need to activate it, you can do that at Patreon.

We know that this is a difficult and sometimes lonely time for everyone, and we are looking for ways to utilize online tools to bring our community together during this time. We’ve discussed the idea of using tools like Jitsi to do online ‘open hack’ gatherings.. and of course we have our Slack chatroom which anyone can join!

To keep up to date on the latest news and advice regarding best health practices, visit Lane County Public Health’s Coronavirus Information Hub .