Versa Response to Covid-19
The Versa team has been hard at work adapting our workspace to the “new normal”. Although the past several weeks have been a challenging time for everyone and our community, we remain committed to the health, safety, and comfort of our members and guests. As we reopen on May 4th, our top priority is to continue to provide exceptional service while maintaining a clean and healthy workspace.
During this phase, we will be adhering to the mandatory requirements of Responsible RestartOhio,
Creating a safe environment is our top priority
We have continued to follow CDC guidelines to ensure your workspaces and common areas maintain the highest levels of cleanliness.
What we are doing
We are working continuously to disinfect all restrooms, café’s, doorknobs, handles, appliances, countertops and worktables multiple times throughout every workday and evening. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant will also be available. Some additional actions that we have implemented include, but are not limited to:
- Wearing face coverings (over nose and mouth) at all times while in the common areas
- Installed clear partitions in the coworking areas
- Furniture/chairs have been moved to comply with social distancing efforts
- Disposable items will be available in the café for your use along with individually packaged snacks
- Additional signs will be placed throughout Versa focusing on social distancing, proper handwashing, symptom assessment questions and other efforts
- Our team members will perform daily symptom self-assessments with temperature taking prior to entering the building
What we need our members and guests to do
All parties, including guests, will be expected to adhere to social distancing guidelines as directed by local, state and national authorities. This includes but is not limited to:
- Maintain a proper six feet of distance at all times
- Wearing face coverings (over the nose and mouth) while in the building and in all common areas
- Ensure you, your employees and guests are performing daily symptom assessments with temperature taking before entering the building
- Wash or disinfect hands upon entering and after any interaction with other individuals.
- If you exhibit COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms such as respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties, please error on the side of caution and do not enter the building and reach out to a healthcare provider before returning to the building.
Local and Federal Aid to Small Businesses and Additional Resources
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act
This bill addresses the economic impacts of, and otherwise responds to, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. The bill authorizes emergency loans to distressed businesses, including air carriers, and suspends certain aviation excise taxes. The bill also provides funding for $1,200 tax rebates to individuals, with an additional $500 payments per qualifying child.
A resource guide for Ohio businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
Columbus Business First has compiled a list of state resources to help businesses during the outbreak. Businesses, nonprofits and the state of Ohio are working to help companies with such things as loans, grants, counseling and networking.
SBA Disaster Assistance Program for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity.
What is TechCred?
TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a technology-infused economy.
COVID-19 Impact Survey
The Columbus Chamber is seeking your input regarding the impact of COVID-19 on your business so that they can appropriately advocate for relief and determine how they might adjust their program of work to best serve you. They hope that through collective action, they can ensure the most minimal adverse impact on the labor force, the Columbus Region business community, and the economy at large.