This is an active document that will be updated as the situation regarding COVID-19 changes.

June 28, 2020 10:00am

Phase 2 Reopening June 29th, 2020

Pikes Peak Makerspace is reopening to serve our members under the Colorado Safer at Home Guidelines. Our organization is built on the personal responsibility and trust in our members. We are relying on that trust to keep the organization strong as we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 Pikes Peak Makerspace has reconfigured the common areas and created multiple sanitation stations in the building. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to follow the COVID-19 guidelines while using the space. We think you will like what you see!

Memberships are being reactivated and your renewal will occur on the same day of the month as usual. Access cards of members with current status as of March 2020 will be turned on June 29th.

While visiting, please join your fellow Makers in observing the following:

  • Self-Wellness Check - Do not enter the space if you or someone in your household are sick or experiencing symptoms.
  • Wash Hands – Soap and water hand washing is better at killing the virus than hand sanitizer. Please wash your hands when entering the building and use the hand sanitizer located throughout the space often.
  • Maintain 6’ Distance – Prevent asymptomatic transmission by avoiding close contact.
  • Wear a Mask – If you forget your mask, we have some available for $1 purchase.
  • Limit 10 Makers – Building capacity limited to 10 members. Use the new online scheduling tool to book an area 24 hours in advance.
  • Keep it Clean - Assist with frequent sanitization of high touch areas (work surfaces, tools, switches, buttons, door handles, chairs, all-of-the-things)
  • No Guests, Children, or Pets – At this time, only members are permitted in the building.
  • Always Badge In - This resolves the need to maintain a record of who was in the space for contact tracing, if needed. 
  • Not a Hangout – In the spirit of Safer at Home, the space cannot be used for gaming or browsing the web. If you are not making something, stay at home.
  • Clean it Again – Tools should be cleaned before and after use. Doorknobs should be cleaned by you. Appliances like the fridge, microwave, and espresso machine… you guessed it, wipe it all down. 
  • Do not Use Shared PPE - Buy your own pair of safety glasses ($3), earplugs ($1), or mask ($1) from Sanitization HQ at the front entrance.

If you are interested in joining Pikes Peak Makerspace, please contact us to set up a tour and safety orientation.

If you are able to make a cash donation to Pikes Peak Makerspace, please visit

Last updated: 5/30/2020 - 5:53PM

Pikes Peak Makerspace COVID-19 Strategy

Please understand that we know we have a wonderful community that supports each other and we want to do what is right for each other and the community.

The rapidly evolving coronavirus [COVID-19] is impacting individuals and companies around the world. At Pikes Peak Makerspace, our highest priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our members and the community. Since COVID-19 spreads exponentially once it gets a foothold in a community, it’s critical that everybody and every organization do what they can RIGHT NOW to slow the spread. That means taking all the precautions the CDC recommends PARTICULARLY MAINTAINING CLEANLINESS AND ADEQUATE SANITIZING SUPPLIES especially in the next days and weeks.

For these reasons, we closed Pikes Peak Makerspace as of Monday, March 16, and are following a Phased approach in re-opening as described below.  As of Friday, May 22nd we are open at a PHASE 1.  Classes, tours and events are suspended indefinitely.

We realize this is a difficult time for all. We feel it is our civic duty to take the actions we have. 

As circumstances evolve, we certainly want to find a safe way to make our space available for all members so we are looking at a phased approach for opening PPM. Here’s a high level summary of our current thinking:

PHASE 0 - Shut down.

Time frame: indefinite - probably weeks

No one enters except Executive Director or a Board Member for any safety checks or to secure property.  No members, classes, tours or events in the space.

PHASE 1 - Shut down with the exceptions noted below.

Time frame: indefinite - probably weeks

The only exception is for those whose income depends on having access to the Makerspace and to those with dedicated spaces.  At this time we are not taking on new dedicated space members. We have talked with these individuals and come to an agreement on how they can make it as safe as possible with the knowledge that, depending on circumstances, PPM could close for everyone at any time.  These individuals are in the space under the following guidelines:

  1. Individuals will conduct self wellness check before coming in. If you have been directly exposed to someone with COVID, have a temperature, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, loss of taste or smell or are feeling ill, do not come into the space.
  2. Always badge into the space, to maintain a record of who was in the space for contact tracing, if needed.
  3. When you enter the building, either directly wash your hands or use hand sanitizer (available at the front desk).
  4. Masks need to be worn at all times in common spaces of the Makerspace. Dedicated space renters may remove masks when in their dedicated spaces.
  5. It is the responsibility of the individual to wipe down any equipment, items and surfaces that you are in contact with before and after use.
  6. Do not use shared PPE. If you do not already have a personal set of PPE, please take one from the supplies and maintain them as your own. A $3 donation is requested to cover the cost of the items.
  7. Use of refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine and water cooler are allowed, but must be wiped down after each use.
  8. No dishes, cups, silverware are to be shared. Please provide your own items, clean them after use and keep them in your dedicated area.
  9. Follow good practices for coughing/sneezing and wash hands frequently while in the space.
  10. Wipe down the door handle and light switches as you leave.
  11. No non-members allowed into the space, at this time.

PHASE 2 - Controlled access (for members ONLY - no guests)

Time Frame: when the peak infection rate has passed and there are assurances that the medical system can handle the virus and critical care as determined by the CDC and/or relevant governments - could be months

The following minimum processes are in place. (We will work with members to refine)

  1. The space is off limits to anyone who is sick. A person needs to remain out of the space until they show no symptoms and do not have a temperature for 1 week. We believe it is in the best interest of our members for those who are infected or in contact with someone that is infected to please notify the Makerspace. (

  2. A scheduling process is in place to assure Social Distancing can be maintained.

  3. Disinfectant procedures for those utilizing the space are in place, tested, and understood.

  4. Signs and materials are readily available to assure ease of performing as described above.

  5. Safety orientation is reworked and tested that includes the steps above and includes agreeing to follow the CDC guidelines - All members will be required to go through this orientation and sign off on a document saying they understand and agree to the requirements before re-entering PPM. 

  6. Guidelines and requirements for personal protection gear is in place - not only for virus protection but for injury safety protection.

PHASE 3 - Enhanced operations to include what makes sense from the past plus new ideas

Time Frame:when the CDC and/or relevant governments declare it’s safe for “normal” operations

Celebrate how the community managed to thrive through trying times

  1. Keep the appropriate processes in place that make sense

  2. Enjoy the enhanced experience we can now have because of all we learned

PPM is in proud partnership with 

Pikes Peak Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Address: 735 E Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 

Phone: 719-445-MAKE (6253)


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