AMT COVID-19 Access Protocols

OUTDATED. The policy was updated as the situation developed. Please see COVID-19 Safety Training for the Latest Policy and guidance.

Ace Monster Toys is allowing members access to the space to make PPE during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. But it comes with some very strict guidelines outlined here.

Disclaimer

While we have done our best to collect information from reputable sources, we are not industrial hygienists or medical professionals nor do we run a medical equipment factory.  We are doing our best to be helpful in a crisis situation. These guidelines are provided “as-is” and come with no guarantee that following these guidelines will keep you 100% safe.  Use at your own risk, use combined with your own judgment, and refer to the latest scientific information available.  

Basic Use Protocols and Disclosure

It is very important that you control and track who is in the makerspace and when. The following is practical advice.

  • Keep isolation protocols. If people are not already living together they should not be working in the same room without masks being worn at all times. 
  • Keep 6 feet away from each other in hallways and common spaces.
  • Sanitize items handed off between individuals as much as possible
  • All people in the space making PPE must be trained in the protocols for your space before allowing access
  • If you have used the space to make PPE and feel any sign of symptoms or are diagnosed with the virus alter leadership immediately at [email protected]
  • Guest are not allowed
  • No-Contact Pick-up and drop-off should be done outside AMT room when at all possible

Personal Safety

  • First and foremost, please do not attempt to make any PPE if you or someone in your household is sick. Even if you have a small tickle in your throat, please do not make any PPE if you think you, or someone that you are exposed to may be sick.
  • Act as if you were infected by the COVID-19 virus. Wear a face mask and a fresh pair of gloves when collecting each piece of ready-to go PPE. Store the PPE immediately in a sealable bag.
  • Keep your distance: Remain no closer than ~6ft (2m) from another human
  • Wash hands for at least 20seconds with soap and water before beginning work or handling materials.
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow 
  • Sanitize your work surfaces and tools before and during PPE creation
  • Sanitize your cleaning equipment when washing fabric PPE and PPE materials

Workspace Hygiene 

    • If you can, please segregate the tools and equipment used to make PPE or food preparation surfaces or personal electronics.
    • Always disinfect before and during use.
    • Acceptable sanitizing solutions are:
      • diluted bleach (Do not use bleach to sanitize metal equipment or tools as it will corrode most metals)
      • 70% alcohol solution
      • products like Star-San or Odo-Ban
      • For 3D printing:
        • If the machine is clean, the plastic is heated up enough to be considered clean once the print is finished.
        • Do not attempt to sterilize the finished part; just drop in a clear bag with gloves or tongs and set aside.
        • Many sterilization solutions will damage PLA, and off-the-shelf isopropyl alcohol is not concentrated enough to clean the parts
      • For sewing:
        • Store similar to N95s (allowing the mask to hang in a designated area or placed in a paper bag and labeled – with one mask per paper bag). 
        • Launder after each use

How to request access

Post the following information on the #hackyourquarantine channel

  • Tag @officer
  • When you need access
  • How long you need access
  • What workspace you need access to (1 person per workspace/room unless working with your shelter-in-place)
  • What PPE you will be making
  • What cleaners and personal PPE you will be providing
  • Please follow up with pictures of what you made!

Currently, Crafty is managing turning on and off all fobs for PPE making. Please allow 1 hour from after she has confirmed your access to use your fob… or for your booked window of time. Whichever comes first.

Note: We may move to the dibs system if there is great demand.

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