Update: March 30, 2020 – Bounce closed to public until April 6
Original post: March 17, 2020
With confirmation of COVID-19 patients in Summit County, and in accordance with the plan we set forth at the beginning of last week, we have made the very difficult decision to close Bounce Innovation Hub to the public, March 17 through March 31. We will continue to evaluate the situation through the next two weeks and depending on how things progress with the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with state and national mandates and recommendations, will decide, at that time, how to proceed after March 31.
Here are some general guidelines going forward:
- Starting March 17, there will be no one manning the front desk.
- The front doors will be locked and access prohibited to anyone without a key card.
- Visitors are no longer allowed in the public Generator space; only building tenants and members will be allowed beyond the gates for general use. This includes the Workshop makerspace.
- There will be no day passes issued for at least the next two weeks.
- The café/coffee shop will close and will not be providing carry-out services.
Visitors and meetings:
- For at least the next two weeks, no new meetings with outside guests will be scheduled in the Generator.
- All major events of more than 50 people, per CDC recommendations, for at least the next eight weeks, in Crooked River and Signal Tree, are being postponed/rescheduled.
- We are working to reschedule or convert all advisory meetings for incubator, accelerator and GROW clients from in-person to phone calls and web/video conferences.
- GROW/AE classes are postponed for tonight and next week.
- MORTAR applications are now closed. Interviews will continue and move to phone or video conferencing.
- Companies are still welcome to apply for services at Bounce via https://bouncehub.org/forms/intake/
- We will do our very best to make sure that there is continuity in services through this difficult time.
Bounce is in an unusual position in that we are an open, public space and an office building with private, individually owned businesses. We believe this to be the best course of action at this time, for the safety of our Bounce community and the community at large. Please bear with us through this time and have patience with the restrictions we’ve put into place.
We will continue to communicate via email, Slack, newsletters, website and social media.
Please know we are here to help and will serve as best as we can at this time.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Doug Weintraub, CEO
Jessica Sublett, COO
Jeanine Black, CMO