CMS COVID-19 Update

 Claremont MakerSpace Limited Operations v2.0 Access Policy

Policies which will shall remain in place until further notice:

  • Member access hours are 10am until 3pm Monday through Friday.  
  • Members in good standing and who are up to date on their dues who (1) have accepted these terms and conditions and (2) who have self certified as indicated above will be able to access the Claremont MakerSpace during these hours, regardless of their membership level (ie, nights and weekends members will be able to access the space during these hours).
  • Every member entering the MakerSpace shall register their name, time of entry and exit, and body temperature. Members with body temperature exceeding recommended guidelines are not allowed to remain on site.
  • Everyone must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times while at the Claremont MakerSpace.  
  • No more than ten people will be allowed to be in the Claremont MakerSpace at the same time.
  • Members must maintain at least 2 meter separation between each other at all times. (exclusion for members who live together).
  • Adjacent studio spaces shall not be utilized  (exclusion for members who live together).
  • Members shall wash their hands upon entering and before leaving the MakerSpace.
  • Members shall not come to the MakerSpace if they are exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been in contact with anyone who is ill and will certify every time they enter the MakerSpace to this condition.
  • All equipment as well as any tools touched must be sprayed down with disinfectant before and after each use. 
  • No more than one person will be allowed in any shop or space at any time (exclusion for members who live together).
    • Shops and spaces are:
      • Mezzanine
      • Cafe
      • Wood Shop
      • Shop Bot (because of its location and arrangement, the shop bot will be available for use even if there is another person in the wood shop)
      • Metal Shop
      • Jewelry Studio
      • Fiber Arts Studio
      • Classroom / Computer Lab
      • Digital Fabrication and Electronics Lab
      • Personal Studio Spaces
  • Shared Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will not be available. Members must provide their own safety equipment.
  • Members must provide and use their own mandatory PPE including, but not limited to safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. in order to safely use any shop or tool. Member supplied PPE must be commercially acceptable and specifically designed for the intended use.
  • Kitchen utensils, cups, dishes, plates, refrigerator, microwave shall not be used. 
  • Water drinking fountains shall not be used.

Claremont MakerSpace Staff will on site when the MakerSpace is available to members and will:

  • Clean bathrooms regularly.
  • Clean high touch surfaces including doors, door knobs, light switches..
  • Stock bathrooms with toilet paper, paper towels, soap and disinfectant.
  • Stock cleaning supplies, disinfectant, paper towels, etc.

Reservations required:

  • We have extended our existing scheduler system (available from the Members Only section of so that members can reserve a block of time in a shop or on a tool.
  • All tool, space and shop access shall be scheduled at least 6 hours in advance to minimize the possibility that someone else will be working, or planning on coming in to work in a particular shop.  
  • Tools, spaces and shops will be able for reservation in blocks up to 2 hours.
  • There will be a minimum 30 minute interval before the next reservation will be allowed to be scheduled.
  • Members with personal studio spaces must reserve their space in advance so that we can monitor and maintain limitations on maximum occupancy.

Future Changes

We will adjust these rules as needed, with or without notice, in order to comply with local, state and national regulations and to implement best practices.