UPDATED: 12/13/2021

Tech Valley Center of Gravity is committed to adhering to NYS and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety, to ensure the safety of our members and our community. 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.

If you are not currently vaccinated, and eligible for the vaccine or booster, you can learn more about the vaccine or find a point of dispensation on the CDC website and the NYS Health website

For more information about COVID related symptoms please visit CDC.GOV/CovidSymptoms. 

OPERATIONAL STATUS

We are open to members during standard membership access times, and accepting new members. We are open to non-members for pre-scheduled facility tours, classes and select events. Proof of vaccination may be required for certain events and classes.

COVID Safety Policies

Mask Policy

All Members & Guests shall wear a mask regardless of vaccination status, except:  

  • When actively eating or drinking;
  • When alone in a meeting room (Community Room or Boardroom);
  • When aged  2 or younger.

Vaccination Proof Verification

  • TVCOG reserves the right to request vaccination proof.
  • In general, vaccination proof will not be requested of members during typical operations. We trust our members to follow the guidelines applicable to their vaccination status. 

Definition of Fully Vaccinated

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

Acceptable Vaccination Proof

  • Physical vaccination card or picture of card.
  • Vaccine passport (Excelsior Pass)

Social Distancing

  • Regardless of vaccination status, we request that everyone continue to observe social distancing guidelines. The CDC recommends 6 ft of distance between individuals.

Sanitation

  • Used communal PPE should be placed in the "Used PPE" bins to be sanitized before reuse. We reccomend bringing your own PPE if possible. 

Sign-in/Sign-Out

  • Members shall swipe their fob whenever entering or exiting the building (including when accessing the restrooms). There are fob readers at the first floor front and rear doors.

COVID Contact Agreement

As per our motto, “be excellent to each other,” we ask our members to follow all NYS and CDC guidance regarding quarantine, testing and isolation upon possible exposure.

Members are expected to adhere to the following COVID-19 contact agreement and not enter the facility if they have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days or if they are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of vaccination status. 

In addition, individuals who are not fully vaccinated are expected not to enter the facility if they have had: 

  • COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • Close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
  • Travelled out of the country in the last 14 days

Re-entry Following Possible Exposure

  • TVCOG is still adhering to contact tracing guidelines, and needs to be informed of any individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of being in the facility. 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.
  • Unvaccinated individuals 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. 
  • Membership charges can be paused for anyone needing to observe isolation. Fully vaccinated members who have been potentially exposed can also request a pause in membership charges in order to complete the recommended 14-day observation period.
  • Using your fob to enter and exit this building is considered an automatic renewal of agreement to this pledge and the policies listed above. 

Guests

  • Members shall complete the GUEST SIGN IN at the front desk, which includes name, contact info, and time of visit.
  • LIMIT 3 Guests at a time per member. For larger groups, please request permission from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least 2 business days in advance. 
  • Guests must follow the same COVID procedures as members. If your guest is denied access to the building due to failing to adhere to policies, you will be denied as well.
  • Your guest is your responsibility and you must escort them to sign in and to exit. You are responsible for ensuring they remain masked.

Tours

  • Tours are available by request. Virtual tours are available on our website here. Request a tour by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Walk-in requests for tours may be performed at the discretion of Staff or volunteers, should they be available, if building capacity is low enough to ensure social distancing. Tours should be limited to those who are interested in joining as a member. Masks are required.

Classes & Events

  • Any visitor to TVCOG must be free of COVID related symptoms. If you are showing signs of COVID related symptoms and cannot attend your class, you have the option to request a full refund up to 1 week before your class begins. After this point, students experiencing symptoms may request a full class credit up to the morning of the class.
  • Students will be asked to complete a COVID waiver and sign a COVID Safety Pledge, and provide contact tracing information during the registration process. Everyone is expected to maintain social distance (6′) from individuals outside of their own group while in the facility; class sizes have been limited to ensure there is adequate space to social distance during classes. 
  • Masks may be required for all participants of certain classes or events, regardless of participant vaccination status; please check the event description for more information.
  • If the event or class you are attending offers the option for fully vaccinated individuals to forgo a mask, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination during check in. You may email us a copy of your vaccine passport or card ahead of time at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those unable to produce eligible proof of vaccination will be required to stay masked. . 
  • All shared tools/equipment will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after each class.

Non-Compliance Policy

  • Members found out of compliance with any of these policies will be suspended until TVCOG policies and procedures for pandemic are lifted.
  • We reserve the right to request proof of vaccination status via the Excelsior Pass or other appropriate method.
  • Membership payments will be paused during the time of suspension. No refunds will be issued.