Open Hack Nights Return

As local authorities are easing restrictions on social gatherings, CGW will tentatively reinstate our weekly Open Hack Nights. These nights may be a little less social than before, but we’d like to give potential new members access to our space and opportunities to get to know our group. We encourage our members to continue socializing online and to practice social distancing whenever you are in the workspace.

Under the current Public Health Order, we will impose some new policies for Open Hack Nights:

  • To comply with social gathering restrictions, there will be a hard limit of 10 attendees. Additionally, the Gadget Lab will be restricted to 5 people to allow for physical distancing in its relatively small space.
  • We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose in accordance with CDC recommendations.
  • All attendees and members should follow other preventative measures, such as maintaining physical distance between people, washing hands thoroughly and often, and disinfecting surfaces after use.

We want to thank all our members for your continued support of CGW. We know we haven’t been able to have our weekly open nights, but we still rely on the support of each one of you to keep the space open for everyone to use. Thank you all so much, and we hope you’re able to continue taking advantage of the tools and materials in the shop to work on your projects!

Update: Open Hack Nights Suspended Until April 30th

I realize now that I never sent an update about the suspension of in-person Open Hack Nights after the the Boone County and Missouri stay-at-home orders were enacted. These emergency orders, which prohibit social gatherings such as ours, are part of an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19 during this pandemic and do not expire until Friday, April 24th. Therefore, our next Open Hack Night will be April 30th. Again, this date may be further postponed depending on the situation.

I have been eager to scratch that social maker itch, so I encourage everyone available to meet up in the General Voice Channel of our Discord server tonight at the normal meeting time, 7:00pm. We can talk about some of the projects we have going on and about the maker efforts to help out in response to the pandemic.