July 20 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Dear Members and Guests,
On Friday, July 17, Governor DeWine announced that Licking County is now at
Level Three (Red) in the Ohio Public Health Advisory Alerting System.
According to the Licking County Department Of Health announcement, face
coverings are now mandated for all public places, including in NEWORK
Space.
This means that our members and guests are now required to wear face
coverings when in our building, in our common areas (first and second floor
open areas, stairwells, kitchen areas and bathrooms). This order does not
apply when an “individual is alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, and
which space is not intended for use or access by the public.” Please
remember to bring your mask to work with you, or we will give you one to
wear.
Our goal is to give our community managers and our customers a safe place
to work. As we have written in previous communications, we remind you:
Limit your meetings: no more than two people at a time in the
Playhouse and Parlor meeting rooms, and four in the Atherton. We are
also limiting the number of people working in open areas to five on the
first and second floors and three on the third floor.
When you book a meeting, please register your guests online or send
us an email with their names and email.
Ask your guests to sign in at the front desk upon arrival.
Please meet with your guests on the first floor whenever possible. If
you need to reserve a second or third-floor meeting room, make sure
to register your guests in advance.
Maintain social distancing: we have removed many tables and chairs,
and we ask that you do not congregate with others.
Observe CDC guidelines, washing hands regularly and using
sanitation supplies to keep your work areas clean.
Stay home if you or members of your household have been unwell or
exposed to someone who has tested positive.
Call us at 740-527-3290 or write to [email protected] if you
see anything that requires our attention.
Our Community Managers – Cherie, Heather and Sandy – may not be on duty
every day. They are also working from home periodically. If you want to work
at NEWORK Space and do not have a membership with 24/7 access, please
notify us in advance of your visit. Call us at 740-527-3290 or write at
[email protected] if you need access or help. If a manager is not
on-site, we should be able to arrive within the hour.
We are confident that our members and guests will help us keep each other
safe and healthy. If we all work together to eliminate this disease from our
community, we look forward to the day when we will be able to relax these
guidelines. Thank you for doing your part.
June 3 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Subject: New Products to Help Remote Workers and Their Employers
Dear Members and Guests of NEWORK Space,
Whether you're an employer trying to keep your employees safe and comply
with CDC guidelines, or an employee who finds themselves working from
home for the first time, NEWORK Space has you covered.
We've been busy getting our building and product offerings in shape to serve
the emerging needs of local businesses during the pandemic. Check out
what we've been up to:
New safety procedures: We've rearranged furniture and limited occupancy
on each floor to comply with social distancing. Continue reading below
about all the things we're doing to increase safety.
New 2-hour passes: We recognize that many people working from home
may prefer to stay there, but also need a neutral safe place to meet a client or
have a videoconference. If you don't need to stay the whole day, our 2-hour
passes are just $5. Buy a pack of 10 for $45.
Weekly or daily reserved seat: Reserve a desk or even a private office on a
daily or weekly basis. Great for employers who need overflow space to comply
with social distancing, or remote workers who need the occasional respite
from their home office. A weekly pass gets you 24/7 access with a key card!
Reserve yours on a first-come, first-served basis.
What else can we do to help? Give us a call at 740-527-3290 or
email [email protected] to talk with us. We look forward to serving you!
May 4 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Subject: The New Normal at NEWORK Space
Dear Members and Guests,
With the safety of our managers and customers as a priority, and in
compliance with the Ohio Department of Health Director’s Stay Safe Ohio
Order, we are taking a cautious approach to reopening this week. For the
time being, we will be operating according to these new procedures.
Our community managers will:
o Continue to work from home, when possible. Therefore, you will
not see a manager at the front desk at all times. Although we
may not be on the premises, we can monitor what is happening
in the building.
o Wear face coverings when at work. While our customers are
not required to wear them, it is recommended that you do so.
o Observe CDC guidelines, washing hands regularly and using
sanitation supplies to keep our areas clean.
o Wipe down the front desk, door handles, and common areas
at the end of each day.
To ensure social distancing, we have removed most of the chairs and
separated tables and desks.
We are limiting the number of customers: no more than five people
on the third floor in offices and common areas at a time; five people on
the second floor; five people at once on the first floor. Additionally, no
more than two people can use the Playhouse and Parlor meeting
rooms, and four in the Atherton.
For additional safety and privacy, we are offering a few offices and
dedicated desks on a short-term basis – daily or weekly. Our
customers may be able to reserve these in advance.
At this time, we have no plans to resume coffee or kitchen service, so
bring your own coffee and food.
To do your part during this transition period, we ask that you:
If you want to work at NEWORK Space and do not have a membership
with 24/7 access, please notify us in advance of your visit. Call us at
740-527-3290 or write at [email protected] if you need access or
help. If a manager is not on-site, we should be able to arrive within the
hour.
Ask your guests to sign in at the front desk.
When you book a meeting, please register your guests online or send
us an email with their names and email.
Please meet with your guests on the first floor whenever possible. If
you need to reserve a second or third-floor meeting room, make sure to
register your guests in advance.
Arrange for any packages to be delivered to another address for the
time being as our doors will generally be locked. We will notify you if
you receive other mail.
Call us at 740-527-3290 if you see anything that requires our
attention.
Continue to observe the CDC guidelines that have been in effect since
mid-March:
o Wash your hands thoroughly when you enter the space on the
first floor.
o Help us keep the Space clean. Use the cleaning supplies placed at
the front door, in kitchen areas and bathrooms to wipe any
surfaces you come into contact with before leaving the space.
o Work from home if you or any member of your household is
unwell.
o Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
We will further adjust operations in order to protect our community. We
thank you for your patience and understanding with us during this period of
transition to a new normal. 
April 30 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Subject: Planning for Reopening at NEWORK Space
Dear NEWORK Members and Guests,
We hope you are all staying healthy and safe during these stressful times. We
have been staying home to do our part to stop the spread of disease. Thank
you so much for doing your part too!
In accordance with Governor DeWine’s orders, we are planning to reopen on
Monday, May 4. We will open in a cautious and gradual fashion, keeping the
safety of our Managers and our customers as our top priority. By making
some changes to our physical space and our operations, we are confident
that we will be able to continue providing a safe and professional workspace
for remote workers.
Seating will be more limited on all three of our coworking floors. Our
community managers may not be at the front desk constantly during
business hours as in the past, but one of us will be available by phone or
text, and we should be able to meet you at the Space within an hour. We
do expect to be at the desk at the beginning and end of each day.
Therefore, if you do not have a membership that gives you 24/7 access,
you should call (740-527-3290) or write to us ([email protected])
before your visit.
The state guidelines are still in flux (are facemasks required or just
recommended?). We will write to you when we digest the new requirements
and apply them to NEWORK Space.
At a minimum, expect to observe the CDC guidelines that have been in effect
since mid-March:
Wash your hands thoroughly when you enter the space on the first
floor.
Use the cleaning supplies at the front door, kitchen areas, and
bathrooms to wipe any surfaces you come into contact with before
leaving the space.
Work from home if you or any member of your household is unwell.
Avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
Additionally, we ask that you:
Ask all guests to sign in at the front desk.
When you book a meeting, please register your guests online or send
us an email with their names and email.
Please meet with your guests on the first floor whenever possible. If you
need to reserve a second or third-floor meeting room, make sure to
register your guests in advance.
Observe social distancing in our space and on the patio outside the
front door. We have already removed many of the chairs from the first
floor to comply with social distancing.
Bring your own coffee and food as our coffee service and kitchen space
is not available for your use.
Arrange for any packages to be delivered to another address for the
time being as our doors will generally be locked.
Call us at 740-527-3290 if you see anything that requires our attention.
As the demand for remote work has increased, we are preparing to give
remote workers and their employers a workplace that meets their needs.
Expect to see some new product offerings. Stay tuned to see how we adapt
to these new challenges!
Wishing you good health and patience as we all work together to get
through this period.
March 24 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Subject: Continued Limited Operations at NEWORK Space
Dear Members and Guests,
On Sunday Governor DeWine issued a Stay-At-Home order for the State of Ohio
through April 6. In light of this new order, NEWORK Space will continue to remain
closed for events and meetings, as well as use by customers holding day passes or
12-punch cards.
According to the order, however, many of our members are “essential businesses” in
construction services, accounting, financial services and real estate, to name a few.
We provide infrastructure for these businesses, which we interpret as designating
NEWORK Space an essential business, and therefore we will remain available for use
by for members.
To reduce risk to our Community Managers, we will not have a Community Manager
on site, nor will we have coffee service, but the internet and printing are available.
Over the last week, we have had some members use the space, and there is plenty of
room to spread out and observe social distancing. And it is quiet!
If you have an office, dedicated desk, floating or flex seat, and if you would like to use
NEWORK Space, please observe the following:
Please wash your hands thoroughly when you enter the space on the first
floor.
Use the cleaning supplies placed at the front door, in kitchen areas and
bathrooms to wipe any surfaces you come into contact with before leaving the
space.
Work from home if you or any member of your household is unwell.
Please arrange for any packages to be delivered to another address for the
time being since our doors will be locked. We can receive mail through our mail slot
as usual, and we will notify you if you have mail.
Unfortunately, we must all act as though we are potential carriers, even if we are
asymptomatic at the moment. We must act for the good of our community to keep
our families, friends, colleagues and neighbors healthy. If we all pitch in, this will pass
quickly, and we will recover fully.
We will connect with you as events evolve. Please reach out to us at 740-527-3290 or
by email if you have any questions.
Wishing you all good health through this challenging period, and look forward to
returning to normal operations.
March 16 Message to NEWORK Space Community:
Subject: Changes to Operations at NEWORK Space
Dear Members and Guests of NEWORK Space:
We want to make sure that our members, guests and managers remain healthy and
safe during the current pandemic. Last week we placed extra cleaning supplies on
each floor, and asked everyone to help us by wiping down the areas that they use.
On Sunday, Governor DeWine announced the closings of restaurants and bars to
limit gatherings. He stressed how seriously we need to take this pandemic and
described actions to avoid its spread. Therefore, we are making the following
changes to our operations starting today through the end of March:
We are cancelling our Lunch-n-Learn on the 18th and the member pizza
lunch on the 25th.
We will check with customers who have booked meetings through the end of
March to see if they will continue as scheduled.
Our space remains open to our members with 24/7 access. We ask that
members wash their hands thoroughly when they enter the space on the first floor,
and wipe any surfaces they come into contact with before they leave the space.
Please work from home if you or any member of your household is unwell. That said,
we must all act as though we are potential carriers, even if we are asymptomatic at
the moment.
We will not always man the front desk during regular business hours to
reduce risk to our community managers. Please call 740-527-3290 if you need help.
Members with flex seats and guests with day passes or 12-punch cards can
come in to work if they call us ahead of time to arrange entry.
Please arrange for any packages to be delivered to another address for the
time being since our doors will be locked. We can receive mail through our mail slot
as usual.
It is with great sadness that we take these actions, and we will reassess as events
develop. We all look forward to returning to business as normal. This is a challenging
time for everyone, and by working together it will pass more quickly. Thank you for
helping to keep us all healthy.