Phase 3 reopening begins Tuesday, August 4
PHASE 3 REOPENING PLANS
We’ve been encouraged by those who have returned and started producing programming, again, at CCX Create in Phase 2. We missed you! The measures we put in place seem to be working so, beginning Tuesday, August 4, CCX Create will be ramping up activity (just a little!) in a couple areas. Our goal is to continue to keep you safe! (Thanks so much for your adherence to wearing masks and practicing social distancing . . . that made the decision to move to this next phase much easier!) We’ll be having a Zoom meeting to discuss Phase 3 details, answer any questions you might have, and gather any feedback you have about Phase 2.
ALL-MEMBER ZOOM MEETING
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
4pm – 4:45pm
Topic: Phase 3 of Reopening CCX Create/Phase 2 feedback
A lot will stay the same in Phase 3. Do not come to the building if you are sick—if you have a reservation, please cancel it, stay home and take care of yourself. We will continue to keep the doors locked and only allow in those who have reservations–please plan ahead and make your reservations by phone, email or online before coming to the building. We will still be requiring you to wear a mask or face shield upon entering and moving around the building (and, is now mandated by the State of Minnesota).
When you enter the lobby, apply hand sanitizer and sign in, answering some health questions. (If you start to not feel well while you are at the studio, please notify staff and go home.) When done checking in, make your way to the room you have reserved, respecting social distancing rules. Please refrain from hanging out—come do what you do and have fun while you’re doing it, but don’t stick around to visit.
Here are the changes for Phase 3, divided by area if you want to skip to the section that details the equipment you use.
STUDIO RESERVATIONS – WHAT HASN’T CHANGED
We will continue the once a month four-hour time slots. This serves to minimize your time at the studio, allows plenty of recording time, and gives the staff time to clean/disinfect. Fridays 1pm-5pm will continue to be available.
We will continue to have members alternate between Studios A and B. We will continue to have set pieces in the studio that you can use. Please keep social distancing in mind; there are marks on the floor for furniture placement. We still do not want anyone going back to set storage and selecting their own pieces. When you are done recording, please leave your set pieces in place. Staff will clean them after they’ve had some time to sit.
You will still need to get microphones from staff. We’ve made the handoff process as contact-less as possible. Continue to leave the mics on set when you’re done recording. Used mics go into “quarantine” for 72 hours before being disinfected and introduced back into inventory.
We are still only allowing up to two crew people in the control room (one at the switcher console and one at the audio console). We will still require behind-the-scenes crew to keep on their masks, while those in front of the camera may remove their masks immediately before recording. Please put your mask back on when you are done recording.
STUDIO RESERVATIONS – WHAT IS CHANGING
Instead of allowing only up to two people in the actual studio space (one host and one guest), we are increasing the number to four in Studio A and three in Studio B (Studio B is a smaller space). In Studio B, we would recommend two on-camera/one crew or one on-camera/two crew. It will be difficult to get three people socially distanced on-camera in a wide shot. In Studio A, there’s a little more flexibility. If you have a larger crew or production, we can talk about different scenarios available to you for recording.
EDIT RESERVATIONS – WHAT HASN’T CHANGED
You will still be able to remove your mask once you get in the room and close the door. If you open the door and/or leave the room, please wear your mask. Create staff will still not be entering the room to assist with your questions—please continue to use Jabber for communicating questions to staff. We will still be able to remote in to your edit computer to help. You are still welcome to bring in your own USB keyboard and mouse. We will continue to book one editor per room per day.
EDIT RESERVATIONS – WHAT IS CHANGING
In Phase 2, we were only allowing two editors in the building at a time. With our four-hour time slots and only allowing each room to be used once during the day, we were accommodating four editors each day. Starting August 4, we will allow four editors in the building at a time. We won’t be able to accommodate a larger number of editors, but this does allow an editor to stay for a longer session than four hours.
PORTABLE EQUIPMENT RESERVATIONS – NO CHANGES
You will still be able to check out portable equipment for a longer timeframe beyond our standard 48-hour checkout, if desired. We will continue using contact-less curbside checkout and return. Continue to remain in your car, notifying us when you arrive. We will bring out the gear and place it in the trunk of your car. Staff wears masks and gloves, and we encourage you to wear a mask as well! The checkout form is filled out and signed on a tablet using a stylus. A copy of the form can be emailed to you, otherwise, we will continue to keep it on file at the studio.
Upon return, we will continue to have you remove the gear from your car and place it in a bin on a cart. We place the gear “in quarantine” for 72 hours before disinfecting it and returning it to service (this is when we check-in the gear). Obviously, less equipment will be available at any given point in time to allow for this quarantine.
COMPUTER ROOM, RESTROOMS AND BREAK ROOM – NO CHANGES
The computer room will remain closed. Continue doing any show-related tasks, like uploading or checking email, in the edit room. Continue to ask staff for downloads that you need.
Restrooms will continue to be open.
Break room: There continues to be four tables set up with one chair at each to accommodate up to four people at a time. Two others can pop in to use the vending machines or grab a cup of coffee or something from the fridge. We have a limited number of cups and utensils for public use.
PHASE 4 (Dates to be determined — stay tuned)
We are saying the exact same thing about Phase 4 that we said about Phase 3 back in June. We haven’t put much thought into this phase because we’re not sure what the future holds. We will continue to monitor our situation here at the building, waiting at least a month to see how things are going. If Phase 3 goes well, we will consider ramping up activity a little bit more. And, we will continue to follow the guidelines set out by federal and state authorities.
Let’s continue to look out for each other as we move through Phase 3!