15 May Reopening Strategy / COVID-19 Resources
READ THE LAUNCH FISHERS SAFETY PLAN
Beginning Monday, June 15, members may access the space on evenings and weekends using their keycards.
In preparation for our reopening, the Launch Fishers staff has been actively updating our building and policies to ensure the best possible health of all members and guests. When you return, you’ll notice hand sanitizing stations, a one-way flow of our space, limited meeting room capacity and seating configurations, tabletop partitions, and an increased cleaning frequency.
Your cooperation with our efforts to minimize risk are appreciated:
- Stay home if you have symptoms
- Work from home when possible
- Maintain 6 feet of social distance
- Wash your hands
- Essential in-person meetings only
- Stagger work schedules and breaks
- Masks are recommended
- Take any leftover food, utensils, coffee mugs, etc. home with you nightly
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together to keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible!
Small business owners in Fishers can apply NOW for a loan program from the City of Fishers for businesses affected by COVID-19. Find all the details and apply here, DEADLINE IS MAY 2nd: https://www.fishersrecovery.com/recovery/
Virtual Job Fair
The City of Fishers has compiled a list of businesses who are actively hiring. Residents can access and employers can add positions to this list at http://www.fishers.in.us/1142/Virtual-Job-Fair.
Want to Give Back? Or Need Resources?
The City of Fishers is working with local organizations to determine community needs. Please use this page to submit needs or look for opportunities to give back: https://www.fishers.in.us/1140/Nonprofit-Needs.
Senator Young provided an update on the federal response to COVID-19 and answered several questions from Indiana Technology & Innovation Association (ITIA) members, including questions related to the Paycheck Protection Program, an effort he is pushing to expand broadband deployment, and what is being done to increase the availability of testing.
To view Senator Young’s Coronavirus Assistance Toolkit which includes resources for small businesses, click here.
For an updated list of resources, visit IndianaTechnology.org/COVID-19-Resources.
The Mill in Bloomington has launched a web portal to help small business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the various support services being offered at the local, state and federal level and match them with the right resource. Check it out at AskTheMill.org.
URGENT message to small business owners:
It is crucial to act now for relief under the Paycheck Protection Program / CARES Act. We hosted a LIVE ZOOM meeting with financial and legal experts to give you practical, hands on advice on how to apply AND make the crucial deadlines.
View the presentation slide deck
Download the application
View the fact sheet
Find a lender
Join The Fight Against COVID-19 with donations for masks
Indiana’s front line nurses and doctors are being dangerously exposed to COVID-19, with many nurses limited to 1 hospital mask per day. It’s Indiana’s time to come together and fight this shortage head-on. Money donated through Launch Fishers (a 501c3 org) or gofundme is all being spent directly on buying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Indiana hospitals and first responders. Get more information on this great cause at covidsupport.life.
Launch Fishers will remain closed though the government mandated Stay-At-Home period through April 6th. We plan to reopen on April 7th.
If you need emergency access during this period, please contact David Bolling at email@example.com or 317-537-7380 for Launch Fishers, and Jason Pennington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-210-0049 for the IoT Lab.
Mail pick up times and further communication to members will be sent through Slack:
Launch Fishers: launchfishersmembers.slack.com
Indiana IoT Lab: indianaiotlab.slack.com
A special announcement concerning the Fishers Test Kitchen:
In compliance with the State of Indiana’s coronavirus pandemic response orders, in-person dining is now closed at the Fishers Test Kitchen.
Lil Dumplings is offering take-out and delivery services through Grubhub, Door Dash, and Toast.