13 March 2020
Bicycle Collective Friend,
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, starting today, Friday, March 13, 2020, all Bicycle Collective operations and programs will be suspended. Specifically, we will not be open to the community for open shop hours, all adult volunteering, youth open shop, and women’s nights. There will be no Bikes for Goodwill distributed to clients.
While we are temporarily closing our four shop locations in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo and St. George, our staff will work remotely. Our mechanics, who cannot work remotely, will be allowed to work on bikes to build inventory if they want. We will re-evaluate by March 27, 2020.
We appreciate your support and understanding for the difficulties that the temporary closure of all our community bike shops will have on the community. We are hopeful that a proactive approach to social distancing will help us do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Containment versus mitigation strategies and the need to put in place social distancing guided our decision.
Here are some links to stay updated on COVID-19:
Utah Department of Health
Salt Lake County Health Department
Center for Disease Control
We strongly encourage you to support local nonprofit organizations that work with the people and families who are most vulnerable in our community. Community health centers, homeless shelters, pre-school and after-school programs, food pantries, and others, will likely become stressed. Please remember that many nonprofits, including ours, may be forced to cancel fundraisers and programs, or experience other related financial impacts from COVID-19.
We will continue to keep you informed via email and social media. Please use our website and social media channels for information and updates as well. If you have questions, please reach out to me.
Please stay safe and healthy out there!