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MBX COVID Safety - Updated Space Precautions

Published Tuesday, April 6, 2021

To Our MBX Members & Partners, 

We’re sharing some COVID 19 updates and reminders from the coworking studio. 

We’re starting to see more of you in the space! We want to thank you all for being patient, kind, and understanding through all of the changes and phases, and for heeding our safety protocols in the studio. When you wear a mask in the main space, wipe down surfaces, wash your hands, etc., you’re telling us that you care about the wellbeing of the community as a whole. We didn’t expect any less, but we’re also so thankful for a studio of members and partners who understand protecting others. 

Here’s a breakdown of what we’re doing at MBX…
(This list is subject to change as new information or recommendations become available - changes are denoted in bold)

  • To follow CDC recommendations, we ask that you wear a mask when moving through shared spaces in studio. You are welcome to remove it when working at your desk/table/conference room. 
  • We’ve spaced out all of our tables in the main space to accommodate safe distancing. Our normally flexible layout will be a little less flexible for a while, as we ask members to not rearrange tables.
  • Conference room capacities will be minimized to accommodate one person per table. Again, we ask that you not rearrange furniture in any of the conference rooms. Small breakout rooms can accommodate 2 people, medium sized rooms can accommodate 6, and the large room can accommodate 12. Please leave doors to rooms propped open when feasible. 
  • Conference rooms are stocked with small baskets of sanitizer, paper towels, and cleaning solution. Please wipe down surfaces and workspaces before and after use to keep the space clean for other members and yourself. 
  • Staff will be wiping down surfaces throughout the space regularly and encouraging members to use the provided cleaning supplies to wipe down their work spaces before and after use.
  • Coffee and snacks are available on the north side of the coffee bar, but we are limiting kitchen access at this time. 
  • We’re begging you to stay home if you’re feeling ill or seeing any potential symptoms of COVID 19. 
  • Please continue to be aware of your health. Stay home if you're feeling ill, seeing any potential COVID 19 symptoms, or are waiting on test results. If you recognize a cough or fever while in the space, please remove yourself out of respect to others.

We are still working on a staff rotation, with 2-3 staff members on site every day at varying times. Check in with any one of us if you have questions while you’re in the studio or email us anytime. Join us in the MBX Members Network and follow our events page, conversations, and more. 

Best,

The MatchBOX Coworking Studio Team
hello@matchboxstudio.org

Fellow members:

Revisioning the concept of traditional work environments and moving to a collaborative space has been an amazing opportunity for our organization to remain engaged with our constituents and expand our connections in the community.

—Kitty Campbell

"MatchBOX is helping my company (One Fact) survive and prosper. The affordable space is only the start. It is the connection with the other co-coworkers that is proving helpful. MatchBOX gets a share of credit for any success One Fact sees in 2017!”

—Cortland Starrett

MatchBOX is where I met some of my newest best friends, Amanda, Emily, Matt, Ed, and sometimes Ryan. It's conveniently located near Kathy's candies and a bunch of places to get drinks during lunch. Could use a couple more Pokestops though.

<3 Austin Toombs

MatchBOX has provided an incredible opportunity for getting my work done, collaborating with others (at least 4 projects so far), hosting meetings for organizations I'm part of, and meeting other independent contractors in the area. The feel and ambience of the place just adds to the fabulous workplace -- not to mention the coffee and snacks! I have friends around the country who are jealous of our MatchBox space.

—Johanna Merritt Wu

My Enactus Purdue team got a tour of this studio recently. The environment is outstandingly innovative! Everyone there is incredibly friendly and hospitable and passionate about what they are doing. What a great place to see opportunity in the city of Lafayette!

—Acaimie Catron (from Facebook)

There is such a positive, creative vibe to this space. I participated in Lafayette Writers' Studio events and classes at MatchBOX fall, 2016. It is easy to access, convenient to downtown Lafayette and parking is not difficult in its area of town.

—Sandra B. (from Yelp)