UPDATED: 9/10/2020

We’re excited to welcome our members back into the building, but we want to make sure we do so in a way that is safe and responsible. We are required and believe that it is safest to open to the membership in phases that coincide with industry designations set forth by New York State Forward Plan. We are currently in Phase 4 of reopening, as of July 1, 2020.

Members are expected to comply with the information provided on this page, which will also be posted by the front desk. As it is subject to change to comply with changing situations, please review this page and front-desk postings frequently. 

OPERATIONAL STATUS

We are open to members during standard membership access times, and accepting new members.

Members are encouraged to make an appointment before visiting using the form here, to ensure we remain below our Maximum Building Capacity of 30 people. 

During peak hours, staff or volunteers will be available to perform temperature checks and assist with any questions. If staff or volunteers are not available, members are required to follow the self-check-in instructions at the front desk.  

COVID Safety Pledge

Before entering the facility, COG Members must:

  • Acquire necessary PPE. If members are unable to do so, they must email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in order to inform staff ahead of time that they will need to borrow PPE. This includes both face masks and PPE for machine use. Access to communal PPE (ear muffs, safety goggles etc.) will be limited.

Upon entering the facility, COG Members must:

  • Wear a mask that covers the nose & mouth at all times while in the facility, including while sitting, working, taking phone calls and/or video meetings, except when actively eating or drinking. 
  • Swipe fob whenever entering or exiting the facility (including when accessing the restrooms). There are fob readers at the first floor front and rear doors. 
  • Consent to having their temperature checked via a non-contact thermometer, once per day. If a member's temperature is 100.4 F or higher, they will not be permitted into the facility.
  • Wash hands, after the temperature check. 
  • During non-staffed hours, follow the instructions provided at the self check-in station. 

While using the facility, COG Members must:

  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing. 
  • Wear a mask that covers the nose & mouth at all times, except when actively eating or drinking. 
  • Limit facility use as much as possible (only do here what can’t be done at home or elsewhere). 
  • Clean any equipment before use, with the cleaning materials provided by TVCOG. 
  • Limit kitchen use to reheating food and preparing drinks. No cooking or leaving food out to share. Any utensils used must be placed in the dish washer. Sinks and sanitation stations are available for use.

Upon leaving the facility, COG Members must:

  • Thoroughly clean all machines used, as well as their general work area, using the cleaning materials  provided by the COG. 
  • Swipe fob when leaving the building.

COVID-19 Contact Agreement

Upon entering the facility, members will be asked to verbally confirm the following agreement regarding COVID-19 Contact. Members are expected to answer to the best of their knowledge, and will be asked to review the agreement at each time of entry. Members are also expected to follow the guidelines listed below if they believe they have been exposed to COVID-19.

Assessment responses must be reviewed every day and such review must be documented. Using your fob to enter and exit this building is considered a “No” answer to the following statements.

Have you had any of the following:

  • COVID-19 symptom in the past 14 days?
  • Positive COVID-19 test in past 14 days?
  • Close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days?
  • Visited any of the states on the current NY Restricted States list

If you have answered Yes to any of the above statements, you will not be allowed to enter the facility. CDC guidance indicates that you should self-isolate for 14 days. 

Guests

  • Guest access is being limited in order to minimize unnecessary foot traffic in the building as much as possible. 
  • Guest access must be approved by a staff member (Cheryl, Dan, or Elizabeth). Volunteers may only admit guests that are on a pre-approved guest list posted at the Volunteer Desk and can not approve guests. We recommend emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 1 business day in advance in order to ensure that your request is approved.
  • Guest access must only be for a valid business reason (ie, discussion with business partner or contractor, tour of a project for prospective employee). Number of guests may be limited. 
  • Guests must follow the same COVID procedures as members. Please note that if your guest is denied access to the building because of a temperature or mandated travel quarantine, your interaction with them denies your access for the same period or until you deliver a negative COVID test result to management.
  • Guests shall provide the information requested on the Guest Sign In Log,which includes personal contact information. This information is used for contact tracing purposes only, and will be kept confidential. Guests who do not provide contact tracing information will not be allowed into the building. 
  • Guest access shall be limited to as short a time as possible. Your guest is your responsibility and you must escort them to sign in and to exit. 
  • Guests must be checked into the facility by either a staff member or approved volunteer. Guests are not allowed if there is no staff member or volunteer available to ensure temperature check and sign in. Guests are not allowed access to the facility after 10pm M-F, or after 8pm Saturday and Sunday.

Tours

Walk-in requests for tours may be performed at the discretion of Staff or volunteers, if building capacity is low enough to ensure social distancing. Tours should be limited to those who are interested in joining as a member. Those who are curious about the CoG should review the video tour and information at tvcog.net/about, and should make a tour request at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if there’s a particular area they would like to learn more about. 

Re-entry Following Possible Exposure

  • Members who came into contact with someone reporting illness or symptoms of possible illness will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before re-entry, or provide evidence of a negative test result
  • Anyone who learns they were potentially exposed to COVID-19 after entering the facility should contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inform us.

Non-Compliance Policy and Further Details

Members found out of compliance with any of these policies will be suspended until TVCOG policies and procedures for pandemic are lifted. Membership payments will be paused during the time of suspension. No refunds.