BCL is Here for You: Coworking During a Time of Social Distancing

As New York City escalates the response to the spread of coronavirus, Team BCL is committed to being as timely, transparent, and safe as we possibly can in our management of the crisis.

Health aside, the biggest challenge all of us are facing as nonprofit professionals, freelancers, and small business owners is the economic impact. You depend on us, we depend on you, and we’re all in this together.

BCL Will Remain Open

After speaking with an epidemiologist over the weekend of March 13th, we’re confident that we can safely keep BCL open. BCL’s design is quite roomy and most people are working from home. That said, maintaining social distancing will require people to continue to work remotely if/when they can, so others who don’t have that option can work here. And we’ll have to be disciplined about social distancing.

Here are some of the specific steps we’re taking:

  • Team BCL will be dropping to a skeleton staff of one person per day. Melissa, Neil, or Erin will work from the third floor, with regular swings through 1F. All deliveries and visitors should be directed to the third floor.

  • Please don’t congregate in the lounge. 

  • If you can work from home please do so, so members who have to be at BCL can work here while keeping a safe distance.

  • Please keep a distance of 6 feet from other people while at BCL.

  • One person at a time in the restrooms.

  • If you can work during off-hours, doing so would minimize contact even further.

Help Us Help You

Erin and I spent the weekend racking our brains, trying to figure out ways that we can protect and support BCL members, their families, and their livelihoods. If you have any ideas–no matter how seemingly crazy–please contact us and let us know. We will do whatever we can. Please send us your ideas. Drop me a line neil@brooklyncreativeleague.com.

Wash your hands frequently, and stay safe and healthy, people!