Preventing COVID19 At Work

By Katharine 2 years ago2 Comments
Coworking Precautions Post-COVID19

Updated April 2021

Stay Safe and Do Amazing Work

Alkaloid COVID-19 Guidelines

Alkaloid is open again. We missed you!

If you are considering returning, I welcome you back.

This post has two sections:

  1. What I’m doing to keep our community space safe
  2. What I ask of every member and visitor to keep our community space safe

Section 1: Alkaloid Networks Precautions (What I’m Doing)

Surface Cleaning

More Frequent Cleaning

All common spaces each time with special attention to disinfecting high-touch areas. (Offices and trash will be attended to on the weekends.)

Nanoseptic Door Handle Wraps & Switch Covers

Nanoseptic wraps have been placed on all exterior door handles and light switches.

Environmental Treatment


The ducts have been cleaned and we now use higher quality filters to capture smaller particles. Filters are changed more frequently.

Air Scrubbers

Eight new air scrubbers located in each wing operating 24/7.

Viral Disinfectant Treatment

The whole space was treated in April 2020; additional air treatments will continue in conference rooms and common areas.


We almost tripled the number of live plants throughout the space.

Tours and Events


Tours are available again. All visitors are required to wear masks and follow other precautions (see below).


We are super excited to now be a member of The Un.Incubator! Members of Alkaloid Networks will have unlimited access to this curated, online campus.

Alkaloid Networks events are a mix of virtual and hybrid currently.

Distancing Enhancements

Furniture Removal

Some chairs have been removed from conference rooms to encourage physical distancing.

Desk Dividers

Clear dividers have been placed on most desks.


Hand Sanitizer

Dispensers will be located at the three exterior entrances and throughout the space.

Exposure Response Plan

Having a plan in the event of possible COVID-19 exposure is an important part of keeping the community safe and healthy.

Section 2: Alkaloid Member Guidelines (What I Ask of You)

Members MUST:

  • All members must wash their hands (or use hand sanitizer) immediately upon entering – and wash hands regularly.
  • Wear a mask when you are up and about – entering, exiting or using any common spaces. Masks are not needed while sitting at your desk. If you do not have a mask, please ask for one.
  • Be considerate when you are up and about, creating distance for others to pass by you; aim for 6-feet apart at all times.
  • Avoid handshakes, high-fives, or other physical contact. Let’s wave, elbow bump, foot bump, thumbs up or bow!
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth and please cough or sneeze into your elbow or tissue.
  • Inform any visitors of these guidelines.
  • Stay home if you:
    • Have symptoms or have been around someone that has
    • Are immune compromised
    • Are otherwise high-risk
    • Have traveled to a COVID-identified hot spot in the last 14 days.

Shared Desks

  • Clean the desk and area when you are done using the disinfectant spray and paper towels provided.

Conference Rooms

  • All the conference rooms are available.
  • Some chairs have been removed.
  • Wash your hands before and after going into any conference room.
  • Clean the conference rooms when you are done using the disinfectant spray and paper towels provided. Wipe down all surfaces touched, including monitor, cables, power supplies, dry erase markers and erasers.
  • Leave the door(s) open when you leave.
  • Limit the number of people in a conference room:
    • Piedmont = 4 people maximum
    • Candler = 3 people maximum
    • Grant = 2 people maximum
    • Freedom = 2 people maximum

Break Rooms and Bathrooms

  • Wash your hands before and after.
  • Clean any surfaces you touch with your hands when you are done using the disinfectant spray and paper hand towels provided.

Finally, please be kind with others who may not be following the guidelines: they may simply not know or have forgotten. It’s also OK to say something. If we can get to 90% consistency, we’ll be doing well.

Thank you for being a part of this generous and supportive community. Thanks to:

  • Everyone who will be coming in and adapting your habits to keep us all safe
  • Everyone who chooses to stay home
  • Everyone who filled out the survey
  • Everyone reading this.

The community had a virtual Town Hall meeting and created a consensus on how to care for each other and this community.

This is a special community, and these are special times. Let’s do some great work!

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  • Thomas Hoch says:

    Katharine this is a great email I was hoping I could use some of your copy here for a similar letter I have been building for our tenants. Wanted to ask for your permission i will share my post with you if you are open to it. Please email me if you can and Thank you!

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