19 March 2020
OPO COVID-19 Update: 3/19/2020
By: OPO Startups
With the growing concerns of COVID-19, we want you to know that we are committed to doing our part to keep both our members, guests, staff, and community healthy. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are keeping a close eye on official information, including the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, U.S. Departments of Public Health and guidance published by the CDC.
Effective immediately, access to OPO is members-only. Everyone who enters must have their own keycard: no public or visitor access will be permitted.
- To keep our community healthy, we have instituted the following:
- No one will be allowed access to OPO if they are experiencing sickness/cough, fever, shortness of breath or congestion.
- No one will not be allowed access to OPO if they are returning home from a location with significant exposure (e.g., Level 2 or 3 country) for a 14-day window. We will be counting on self-management.
- No one will not be allowed into OPO if they have been in contact with someone confirmed with Coronavirus for a 14-day window. We will be counting on self-management.
- Access to OPO is now restricted to keycard holders only - no visitors or public access will be allowed.
- The OPO Team will begin mandatory work from home, aside from cleaning staff likely through April 2nd.
- Members of OPO must try to limit their social distance while in the space, avoid sharing tables, and try to follow the CDC recommended 4-6 feet of distance between individuals.
- All public events are canceled until further notice.
- Members asked to clean their work area with a disinfectant wipe before they leave.
- There will be no greetings involving human touch. Please continue to wash your hands as soon as you enter OPO and follow all CDC guidelines for personal hygiene.
- Members are expected to report symptoms and confirmed cases; anonymized information will be relayed to the full community (report's privacy will be protected).
- Based on CDC recommendations, leftover food from meetings will be disposed of instead of putting it out for others.
We appreciate your patience and assistance during this unprecedented time. We want to keep everyone protected and healthy.