Updated & Enhanced Safety Policies
*Updated May 19, 2021*
We are implementing the following updates to our health and safety guidelines:
- A mask is not required if you are fully vaccinated.
- You must provide proof of vaccination. Email a picture of your vaccination card or a screenshot of your Excelsior Pass to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You are “fully vaccinated” 14 days after your second shot.
- We will continue to sanitize phone booths and first floor meeting rooms between uses.
- Small flex desks and lounge seating will remain spaced apart for now.
BCL Members (and Team BCL)
Tighter restrictions on eating and socializing. Eating in the lounge is permitted. Talking is permitted in accordance with the guidelines above.
Travel quarantines and testing. If you travel out of New York State, you must follow the state’s quarantine policy before returning to BCL. PLEASE REVIEW THE QUARANTINE POLICY and reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Personal health and hygiene. Please close the toilet lid *before* you flush, and stay home if you have any cold- or flu-like symptoms.
Contact tracing. While we are discouraging visitors, we understand that some members must meet with clients and customers. From now on, however, we will be requiring all guests to register upon entering the space so we can do contact tracing if someone tests positive. Moreover, we encourage you to keep a log of the days/time that you are at BCL, or consider installing a contact tracing app on your phone.
Increased sanitizing. We have asked our cleaners to disinfect all common areas using CDC-approved disinfecting steam cleaners.
Stepped up enforcement. Moving forward, we will be more assertive about enforcing guidelines among members. Please don’t take it personally if we reach out with a friendly reminder.
Creating a splash page with covid guidelines. Anyone accessing the BCL network will be directed to a splash screen, where they will be required to affirm that they have read our guidelines and agree to abide by them. Yes, it’s a bit pedantic, but studies show that friendly repetition is the best way to get compliance.
Thank you so much for your understanding, cooperation, and continued support. We’re proud of how BCL members have pulled together in these trying times!