10C has closed all of its programming. This includes MINGA, Nourish, Food Fridays and all volunteer hosting services.
Members can still access the physical space if necessary, but 10C staff will be working from home for the duration. Ontario has just issued a state of emergency, closing bars and restaurants. It’s in everyone’s best interests for people to stay at home through this, and we encourage you to use your judgement and switch programs to ZOOM, SKYPE or Google hangouts if possible.
10C has started a theCommunityof10C slack channel, to be added, please send [email protected] an email with the subject line JOIN SLACK.
On Friday, March 20 from noon to 1:30, Diana, Christina and Hannah, 10C members from the Clearing will be hosting an online ZOOM call to explore our current states of emotional groundedness. Send an email to [email protected] to register and we will send you a ZOOM link. “These are unprecedented times for us all as community members, change-makers, organizers and influencers. Many of us are asking: What connects us? Challenges us? Inspires us? Grounds us?”
With love and open hearts, please take care of your spirit.
julia, joy, jordan, emily, kim, helina and dale
3:00pm Friday, March 13, 2020.
10C is open for shared community use. However, we ask that people take this simple self-assessment prior to entry. (COVID-19-SelfAssessmentPoster.pdf)
At 10C we care about your health and safety.
The message from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is that the risk of infection to residents in Wellington Dufferin and Guelph is currently considered low. We are therefore making every effort to avoid disruption in our programming and services at this time. We are monitoring this on a daily basis.
COVID-19 > SELF-ASSESSMENT
We ask that you self-assess prior to entering this shared community space.
- Have you (or a member of your household) traveled outside of the country (including layovers) in the last 14 days?
- Have you (or a member of your household) had close contact (2 meters for approximately 30 minutes or more) with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Have you been contacted by WDG Public Health to be tested?
- Are you feeling ill? Mild fever, dry cough, sore throat.
If you answer YES to any of these, please do not enter 10C.
When onsite at 10C,
please wash your hands.
10C has increased disinfecting at high touch points, washrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, automatic door operator plates, toilet flush handles, faucets and table tops. There is also hand sanitizer available throughout the building. Please practice social distancing, and avoid direct skin-skin contact (i.e. handshakes, hugs, kisses) with each other. We will get back to hugs and high-fives when we get to the other side of this pandemic.
5:00pm Thursday, March 12, 2020. We will post updates as the situation changes here.
At 10C we care about your health and safety.
The message from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is that the risk of infection to residents in Wellington Dufferin and Guelph is considered low. We are therefore making every effort to avoid disruption in our programming and services at this time.
Please be assured that we are closely following the instructions and guidelines issued by national and regional health authorities and will take action as needed.
Canada will work on levelling the curve of the infection by being proactive in our practices.
Ontario has just extended the March Break by two weeks until April 5th. This will have implications on working parents, but will also stem the spread of infection.
In Guelph, the best things we can do locally, are to stay calm, be aware, limit physical contact (people are embracing an elbow bump instead of a handshake) and most importantly – wash your hands. As the large gatherings with thousands of people are being cancelled, people are still meeting, working and connecting in small groups. To support this, we are temporarily modifying our event cancellation policy to allow you to carry forward a credit for a future date. We hope that this allows you the flexibility to play the next few weeks by ear and still operate your projects. Should you need to cancel an existing event or meeting booking 10C, please email [email protected] and we will help with planning.
Dr. Abdu Sharkawy, an infectious disease specialist at the University Health Network, gives some perspective, “What I really want is for people to try and do something constructive that will help them protect themselves, their families, their communities and hopefully start to stem the tide of this and break the chain of transmission,” he told CBC News. “I really think that that is going to win the day at the end of this all; that it’s going to be practices that we take in our own homes, in our own schools, work environment and our communities that’s going to help bring this to an end.”
The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other more common viruses is to:
- Wash your hands – thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face – your eyes, mouth and nose as much as possible.
- Avoid contact with people who are ill and their items.
- Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; if no tissue is available, then sneeze or cough into the sleeve or arm
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces regularly. 10C has increased disinfecting at high touch points, washrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, automatic door operator plates, toilet flush handles, faucets and table tops.
- Stay at home, if you feel unwell. If you are sick we ask that you not attend your scheduled events. We know it may be disappointing not to attend an event but keeping the virus from spreading is our first priority.
Symptoms of COVID-19 are mild fever, dry cough, sore throat and pneumonia.
Public Health has a call centre at 1-800-265-7293 ext 7006 weekdays from 9am-4pm.
A final note to CARE for each other and find ways to CONNECT. As a community, this is how we will manage through this crisis.
with love, the team at 10C.
If you would like more information regarding COVID – 19 below are some recommended sources.
Up to date data on status of cases in Ontario:
Government of Canada Risk-informed decision-making for mass gatherings
Government of Canada Public Health Measures