[vcf-midatlantic] InfoAge update from Mike Ruane (CEO of InfoAge)

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sat Apr 18 02:19:30 EDT 2020

To All -

Due to the continued impact of the coronavirus, InfoAge is now scheduled to
be closed until June 29.  A further decision to open on June 29 or to
remain closed will be made in mid-June.

In the meantime, as I mentioned in my March 16 email, some organizations
and/or volunteers will want to work on their museum projects, exhibits,
buildings, etc.  These organizations/volunteers can use their own
discretion as to whether or not they wish to work on their sites or various
projects.  However, many of our volunteers are in the “at-risk” category
and should stay at home if at all possible.

Again to repeat what I put out before, be aware that the COVID virus is
thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and especially between
people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
COVID is transmitted through respiratory droplets produced when an infected
person coughs or sneezes and these droplets land in the mouths or noses of
people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Therefore: if
you have any common flu symptoms — coughing, sneezing — please refrain from
visiting InfoAge. It is an unnecessary risk, even if you are not presenting
the additional COVID symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath.

If you are coming to InfoAge make certain you observe the following
guidelines are observed to insure your good health:

1.  If you feel sick, stay home.  Do not come to InfoAge.

2.  If you do come, practice social distancing.  If you are working alone,
there is no problem.  However, if you are working with someone else, keep
at least 6’ apart and wear an N95 mask or another mask that protects your
face.  Remember, a mask pulled below your nose is of no help at all.

3.  Remember to continue to always practice good hygiene:

               Wash your hands frequently, especially after touching any
frequently used item or surface.

               Avoid touching your face.

               Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

               Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as

To learn more about the virus and what you can do to protect yourself and
your family and friends, please visit the Centers for Disease Control
website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html.”

Organizations –

Please pass this email to all your members.

Thank you and be safe.  This will end!!


Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member, VCF East Showrunner
Vintage Computer Federation
jeffrey at vcfed.org

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