Guidelines for the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center following the re-opening of the state of Wisconsin after the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Safer at Home Mandate:

Center Operations:

  • The Center will re-open for office hours on June 8th. The Center will only accommodate 10 people at one time, remaining 6 feet apart from each other.
  • All volunteers must have a facemask. If you are immune-compromised, live or work with someone who is, or do not feel comfortable holding hours yet – that is fine.
  • All volunteers must disinfect surfaces once they enter the building and before they leave. Also, if someone comes in for drop-in hours, they must disinfect those areas.
  • Drop-in hours will be allowed with patrons staying 6ft away from others in the center and facemask recommended.
  • Volunteers are allowed full discretion to require that masks be worn by all patrons, at all times.
  • Volunteers may bring their own food into the center but must take it home with them at the end of the shift. No food sharing will be allowed.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the entrance and patrons are asked to use it upon entry
  • It is recommended that you bring your own electronics (i.e. laptop) to reduce germ-spreading.
  • CDC guidelines and informational signs will be posted throughout the center.

Support Groups

  • Support Group can start meeting in-person starting June 1st
  • Only 10 people will be allowed to attend the in-person meeting. The facilitator has authority on how those 10 people can sign up, etc.
  • Facemasks will be recommended to all support group attendees and transparency of this recommendation will be mentioned to all those who will be entering the building.
  • Facilitators must disinfect after support group meetings.
  • Zoom and Discord options will still be available.
  • No shared food or drink allowed.

Events

  • Events that have less than 10 attendees may occur following the same guidelines as support groups
  • Events that have more than 10 attendees will either be postponed until further social distancing measures are loosened or can be held virtually