Member Update: COVID Policy
December 2020 COVID Policy Revision
Latest Update: December 12, 2020 Beginning Monday, December 14, 2020, and extending through January 10, 2021, the following changes are in effect in order to bring Nova Labs into compliance with Virginia Executive Order 72. The Board will be continually re-evaluating and updating this guidance as conditions evolve. Please be aware that a temporary closure of Nova Labs is possible in the upcoming weeks. In an effort to remain open, we ask that our members use the space for critical functions only. Critical Changes
All in-person open office hours will be cancelled
All in-person shop classes will be cancelled
The number of reservations available in each space will be reduced to ensure gatherings are below the new threshold of 10 at all times
No hobbyists are allowed 12:00am-5:00am to comply with the EO 72 curfew
Makerschool classes and locations will be adjusted to accommodate the new occupancy loads
Nova Labs is, at heart, a collaborative space full of makers who enjoy sharing their time, talent, and projects. This is our greatest strength. It is also our weakest link during this deadly pandemic. It is absolutely crucial to the continued safe operation of Nova Labs that we demonstrate greater adherence to masks and cleaning procedures. Safe Making Practices
Wipe down all surfaces before and after every use. Do not assume your space and equipment were cleaned by someone else.
Only close-fitting, multi-layer, tightly woven face coverings that completely cover the nose and mouth should be worn.
No masks with exhalation valves will be permitted
Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds.
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others at all times.
WARNING: Anyone observed violating these conditions will have their Nova Labs access suspended for 7 days. When to Self-Isolate
A 7 day quarantine followed by a negative COVID test or 10 day quarantine is mandatory for all members that have interacted indoors, unmasked, with anyone who is not part of their immediate household for more than 10 minutes.
Updated: December 6 2020
In response to the continued increase in Fairfax County COVID cases, the Nova Labs Directors present this revised policy concerning access to and utilization of Nova Labs, Inc. To all members:
A 7 day quarantine followed by a negative COVID test is mandatory for all members that have traveled, had out of town guests visit them, or participated in gatherings over 10 beyond your immediate household; this includes retail and dining venues.<