As of March 23, The Collective NWX is closed to the public.
The current outbreak in Deschutes County apprears to be small and well contained however Governor Brown issued a new Executive Order prohibiting the operation of many non-essential businesses. Coworking offices are not explicitly called out in the order, yet there is language regarding remote work.
Page 5, section 9 – “Work in offices is prohibited whenever telework and work at home options are available in light of position duties, availability of teleworking equipment and network adequacy.” Section 11 goes on to say ” Businesses and nonprofits that fail to comply with paragraphs 9 and 10 will be closed until they demonstrate compliance.”
Understanding the implications for both our business and the community’s health, we are interpreting this as an order to close the public operations of The Collective NWX office effective immediately. This is a difficult, yet important measure that we hope will be a short term solution to stem the tide of this epidemic.
We are in the midst of a unique situation where the very nature of how people work is changing daily (sometimes even by the hour). We are commited to providing a clean and safe environment for all or members and feel that the following the state guidelines to close to the public is the best course of action.
Thank you for your continued support of CNWX. We are extremely grateful for all of our members in this uncertain and difficult time and we sincerely hope that we will see your smiling faces again in the very near future.
Kent and Sara Odendahl