Aloha Hub Members,
As things are developing very rapidly, we wanted to update you on what we are doing here at Impact Hub Honolulu.
It has been amazing to see the community that has been built here at the Hub where we all truly care about each other’s well being both professionally and personally. It is with this caring for the community that we put these measures and recommendations into place.
1. We recognize that some of you may need to come in for meetings, or quiet space or other reasons. For now, we will continue to operate but we will remain flexible and ask for your understanding and support if additional changes need to be made.
2. Many people are practicing social distancing (keeping a distance of at least 3 feet) which can look like working from home a bit more. If your home situation allows it, we suggest you try it out. It’s about keeping all of us safe. I know, we will miss you too, but we need to take care of ourselves as well as others.
3. We are asking everyone to not shake hands or exchange kisses. No need to feel guilty about not shaking hands with someone and no need to feel offended if someone does not shake your hand. With what we know now about onset of symptoms and people having it without displaying any symptoms, this is the best practise. I will be either doing the one-handed Buddhist greeting or the full on two-handed Namaste.
4. We will be removing the dish drying rack. Please rinse dishes and put them in the dishwasher. We will be running the dishwasher more frequently. If the dishwasher is running (blue LED’s on) please rinse the dishes and leave them in the sink. We’ll put them in the dishwasher when it is available again.
5. Please wash your hands thoroughly and often. 20 seconds is how long it takes you to sing Happy Birthday. It’s ok to waste some water for now. Soap and water is perfect. Biologists say regular soap alone makes the virus explode. This is good practise all the time anyways.
6. Please be mindful of others and be aware that you may be an asymptomatic carrier. You may be strong and healthy and from what we have heard may be mildly affected. However, it is the elderly and others who are more at risk that we need to think about and help to prevent them from getting the illness.
Lastly, we ask for your support during this time. We love our community and feel that everyone looks after one another. During this period, we ask for your support to minimize the affects to our business to help us weather this storm.
If you can, please continue to support us by not cancelling your membership. We understand if you need to, or if corporate tells you to. No explanations needed and no judgements made.
Please refer to these websites for additional information:
Hawaii Department of Health website
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization