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We’re Open!

Effective September 15, 2020, 3 PM EST

Our team at District Hall – Venture Café Providence is all about innovation. We have been busy working behind the scenes to change with and adapt to the current times. Since early March, we have launched several new programs. We have hosted over 2000 attendees and more than 70 educational + networking programs and more than 100 sessions in the virtual space, ensuring that small businesses and entrepreneurs have the resources they need at a time when they need it the most.

We have strategized on how we can safely offer collaborative workspaces in our public lounge and meeting rooms moving forward, and we’re excited to announce that WE ARE OPEN. So, what does this mean?

    • The free public lounge and rentable meeting rooms will be open Monday – Thursday 10 am – 4 pm. Due to space restrictions, reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and should be made via Checkfront. Walk-ins are not guaranteed.
    • Current capacity allowances are as follows: 15 guests in the public lounge; 4 guests in Easton (Pod 1); 4 guests in Sachuest (Pod 2); and 2 guests in Peabody (Pod 3).
    • To book further out and/or for groups larger than 4, please complete our event request form.
    • Face coverings will be required at all times.
    • Six-feet social distancing must be maintained at all times.
    • You may enter the building through the north-side doors (closest to the Garrahy Judicial Complex) and exit the building through the south-side doors (closest to Dune Brothers).
    • Our signature Venture Café Thursday Gatherings will continue to be virtual.

The health and safety of our employees and guests is a top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to operate safe, clean, and welcoming spaces for all, in conjunction with the requirements set forth by the state of Rhode Island and the building management team at CIC.

Creating a healthy and safe work environment is a team effort! Before your next visit, we ask that you please read the Venture Café New England Site Reopening + COVID-19 Safety Plan and complete the daily CIC self-check in. We all must remain vigilant to mitigate the spread of respiratory illnesses.  

Given the constantly changing health environment of our state and country, this is subject to change at any time and our safety plan may evolve to comply with the latest guidelines. We will share all updates with you as they become available.

We understand that you may not be able to return right away, depending on health or personal preferences, and that’s okay. We will be here whenever you’re ready.

If you have any questions, please click here to send us an email and speak with our team.

 We look forward to welcoming you back into our spaces!

VENTURE CAFÉ NEW ENGLAND SITE REOPENING + COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN

We are closely monitoring the mandates and standards put in place by the City of Boston + State of Massachusetts and Rhode Island governments as well as the guidelines from the Center of Disease Control (CDC). We have and will continue to make changes and adjustments to our protocols as necessary and appropriate.

STATEMENT FROM DANIEL VIDAÑA, PRESIDENT OF VENTURE CAFÉ NEW ENGLAND

At Venture Café New England, our mission is at the heart of all of our decisions. Our mission is to educate and connect anyone with an idea to the resources and relationships they need in order to successfully launch and grow businesses. Whether you’ve attended a program once or hundreds of times, worked out of the Public Lounge, hosted an event in one of our spaces, or supported us as a community partner, you have helped us achieve this mission. We have missed welcoming you into our spaces during these unprecedented times and are looking forward to seeing you all in person again. 

While some aspects of life have been put on pause, our programming teams have been working at high speed. Thank you to those who have joined us and supported us as we moved our programming fully virtual. Our team innovated quickly in mid-March starting with our Thursday Gatherings and continued to provide the same educational workshops, panel discussions, pitch nights and networking opportunities. The pivot to virtual programming allowed us to further our mission in ways we were not expecting. With the barriers of travel, location, and time removed, we welcomed guests from near and far and saw an increase in the number of participants. Through the recording of sessions, we were able to share the information with those who couldn’t make it to the live presentations. Virtual programming has opened the door to new opportunities and we believe hybrid events, with a mix of in-person and virtual aspects, are here to stay and we plan to lead the way. 

With the release of our state and local governments’ phased reopening plans, we are optimistic about the “new normal”. The health and safety of our employees and guests is a top focus. We have and will continue to take precautions to operate safe, clean and welcoming spaces for all, in conjunction with our partners at CIC. The VCNE reopening and safety plan was developed to share the processes and considerations of our team as we prepare to reopen our respective spaces to the public. Given the constantly changing health environment of our state and country, this plan may evolve to comply with the latest guidelines and we will share any updates with you as they become available. 

Our plan is the result of gathering best practices from respected community partners, such as CIC, the GBCVB, Briar Events, and the PWCVB and in conjunction with resources provided by the City of Boston and Providence, and the states of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. With our event spaces on the smaller side, we will lead the reopening charge and want to ensure that reopening does not mean regressing. We look forward to doing what we love and know the decision of when and how to reopen must be driven by a realistic assessment of our ability to resume operations safely. We see hybrid events as the future and understand the need to adapt to meet new needs. We are outfitting and adjusting our spaces to best accommodate. Through our virtual programming, we have gained valuable experience with the variety of resources available to successfully incorporate digital tools into an event. Our flexible spaces have enabled us to exceed our clients’ event and meeting needs in the past and we will continue to deliver under the new circumstances. 

We look forward to the day we can welcome you back to our spaces for a Thursday Gathering, Pitch Night, Café Night, or private event. Until then, we are eager to connect with you virtually and wish you all optimism and health. 

Onward,

Daniel Enriquéz Vidaña

 
 

HOW WE CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 WITHIN OUR SPACES

In order to determine how to best prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our spaces, we reviewed information provided in numerous published studies and by public health officials on how COVID-19 is spread. We expect to continue to learn more about this virus and will update our plan accordingly with new information.

To see how COVID-19 is spread within an office setting, we can turn to a CDC-published study about an outbreak in a Korean office building. Our CIC partner summarized the study’s key findings with: “(a) the virus did not meaningfully appear to spread throughout the building through the HVAC systems, (b) there appears to have been little spread in common areas of the building (elevators and lobbies and such), (c) nearly everyone who contracted it sat immediately next to each other in the same room for a prolonged period of time.” This study brings to light that the virus appears to spread mainly from direct person-to-person contact within a short distance for a prolonged period of time. In a guidance document, the CDC defines a short distance for close contact to within about six feet.

The CDC acknowledges the virus may be spread in other ways: “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads”. While the virus does appear to last on surfaces, as shown in this study, transmission through touch is a low risk and it is proven that the virus “is also susceptible to standard disinfection methods”. The CDC states that transmission “to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects and surfaces, like doorknobs, countertops, keyboards, toys, etc.” 

In a May 18, 2020 guidance document for infection prevention and control, the CDC summarizes the mode of transmission:

“Current data suggest person-to-person transmission most commonly happens during close exposure to a person infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, primarily via respiratory droplets produced when the infected person speaks, coughs, or sneezes. Droplets can land in the mouths, noses, or eyes of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs of those within close proximity. Transmission also might occur through contact with contaminated surfaces followed by self-delivery to the eyes, nose, or mouth.”

With regard to airborne transmission, the CDC describes airborne transmission over long distances unlikely. In this case in a Guangzhou restaurant, the virus did appear to travel over three feet due to continuous strong air flow blowing past individuals. The study highlights the need to increase the physical distance between people to the recommended six feet.

Additionally, in the Guangzhou restaurant case, the index patient was asymptomatic while eating in the restaurant. Other cases of pre-symptomatic transmission have been reported. When looking at outbreaks in nursing homes, it was reinforced that “residents with COVID-19 frequently do not report typical symptoms such as fever or respiratory symptoms; some may not report any symptoms. Unrecognized asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infections likely contribute to transmission in these and other healthcare settings.”

In addition to physical distancing, more studies are showing that one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19 via respiratory water droplets from both symptomatic and asymptomatic people involves wearing a cloth face covering or mask over the mouth and nose to contain these respiratory droplets. The difficulty posed with being asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic is that the person often does not know they are infected. With the face covering, asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people are less likely to spread the virus unknowingly. 

Venture Café New England is focused on providing a safe, clean, welcoming space for all. Following CDC and governmental guidelines, we will take steps to mitigate the various modes of virus transmission. If new studies arise that change this information, we will adjust our response.

 
 
 
 

OUR MEASURES TO KEEP OUR SPACES SAFE

As we move to reopen our physical spaces, the health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. In addition to a phased reopening in line with governmental guidelines, Venture Café New England will take the following health and safety measures.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING + SAFETY

In accordance with the safety standards set by state and local governments, all individuals not from the same household need to maintain at least 6 feet separation and all individuals are required to wear a face covering.

Building

District Hall Providence will have a one way flow through the building to avoid congestion by entry ways. You may enter the building through the north-side doors (closest to the Garrahy Judicial Complex) and exit the building through the south-side doors (closest to Dune Brothers). Signage will be posted at the entrance of our spaces to remind guests to maintain the safe 6-foot physical distance and that face coverings are required to enter the space.

Lounge

In the Lounge free public workspace, tables will be spread out and seating will be limited to ensure 6 feet or more between individuals. Due to limited capacity and for safety precautions, tables can be reserved ahead of time. Visit District Hall Providence’s Lounge Reservations page for more information. 

Event space

Our events team has created new floor plans for the rooms to accommodate a 6 feet physical distance between guests. Seating will be limited and tables will be spaced apart. Our team is happy to work with you on an event by event basis to ensure proper distancing guidelines are followed. When possible, it is recommended that guests leave their room door open to improve ventilation. Gatherings will be limited to the current capacity allowed by the local government’s reopening plan. 

Employees

Our team will continue to work from home when they are able to do so. The work schedules will be staggered so no more than two employees will be onsite at one time, unless otherwise required. All employees will wear a face covering while working, unless they are able to easily and safety maintain 6 feet distance from guests. VCNE will procure and distribute face masks to any employee who is in need. Additional face masks will be available on hand in case of damage or loss. 

HEALTH + HYGIENE PROTOCOLS

We can all do our part to keep eachother safe by following the recommended hygiene protocols. Anyone feeling ill is asked to stay home. Employee and guest hygiene recommendations will be visibly posted throughout our spaces.

Symptom self check

We ask all guests to complete the CIC self-check in form before coming into one of our spaces. The self check responses are not stored as this symptom self checking tool is to enable individuals to become more aware of their own daily health status. We ask all members of our community to be honest and understand that if they are not feeling well, it is best if they stay home.

Handwashing + hand sanitizer

Handwashing facilities with soap and running water are available onsite. Guests and employees are encouraged to wash their hands as frequent as needed and whenever they use the restroom. In addition, alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol are available in all the rooms and throughout the space. Guests and employees are asked to utilize hand sanitizer after coming in contact with high touch areas, such as door handles. Staff and maintenance personnel will monitor the supply of soap and hand sanitizer to refill as often as needed.

Touchless facilities

Foot pulls have been installed inside the restrooms to avoid having to pull the door open with a hand. Employees will be given brass keychains in order to open doors, flip switches, pull levers and push buttons in an effort to avoid an additional set of hands on high touch areas. A majority of our spaces are outfitted with motion sensor lights that automatically turn on and off. All of our programming and event rentals are already set up online so there is no need to exchange currency or contracts in person. 

Contactless check-in process

District Hall Providence will have a contactless check-in process for all guests to the public Lounge and private meeting rooms via the building’s CIC self-check in process.

Hygiene recommendations

In addition to hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, we ask our guests to:

  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow
  • Nod or wave instead of shaking hands
CLEANING + DISINFECTING

We have and will continue to provide a clean environment for our guests. The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces.

Building

Our regularly scheduled overnight cleanings of the full space will continue. We will work closely with our facility maintenance team to ensure proper sanitizing and disinfecting solutions are used. Throughout the day, our staff and maintenance personnel will additionally clean high touch surfaces including but not limited to door handles, doors, handrails, tables, and chairs. A daily cleaning log will detail the date, time, and scope of cleaning. 

Lounge

The Lounge public workspace sees a variety of guests throughout the day. In an effort to lessen contact, we ask Lounge users to remain at the same table throughout their visit. Upon request in our team office, staff can wipe down and clean tables and chairs before and after a guest utilizes the space. Throughout the day, our staff and maintenance personnel will observe and disinfect empty tables and chairs. 

Event spaces

Meeting + event clients will be asked to remove or dispose of any items they brought into the space at the conclusion of their room rental, including personal belongings and trash. Rooms should be left the same way they are found. All spaces will be cleaned by staff before and after a meeting or event. This ensures a double cleaning between bookings as the space would be cleaned after the first event and again before the second client arrives. 

STAFFING + OPERATIONS

To ensure the safety of our guests, we have to first ensure the safety of our employees. Our team will continue to work from home when possible and will limit the number of employees in the office each day. If an employee feels ill, shows any symptoms, or learns that they have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, they will be required to stay home and have the option to continue working from home. 

Training

Each VCNE location will meet with their team members to review this safety and reopening plan. All team members will understand their role in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to evaluate our spaces to ensure compliance with the guidelines. All team members will be trained on how to conduct a symptom self-check at home before coming into work for the day.

Regulations

We will all wear face coverings while at work and will follow the hygiene recommendations. To allow for contact tracing within our spaces, we will set up a check-in table at our main entrance. Guests will be asked to quickly sign in so we are able to create a log of everyone who comes in contact with the site, including temporary visitors.

Posted signage

Signage will be posted at the entrance of our space and throughout the building reminding guests and employees of our new policies. The signage will reinforce the requirement to wear a face covering, to remain 6 feet physical distance from others, to stay home if you feel ill, and the recommended hygiene practices. Additional signage will be used to display new room capacities based on physical distancing and to help guest flow throughout the spaces to avoid congestion.

Infection Protocol

If we are notified of a positive case within our space, whether from an employee or a guest, we will notify the local Board/Department of Health. We will work with them on contact tracing and all employees will be advised to isolate and self-quarantine. One member of the team will continue to work with the Board/Department of Health on any follow-up. If requested, other employees will be tested. Our space would close immediately and a deep cleaning and disinfecting of all areas would be scheduled. The space would reopen and our staff would return to work when it was safe to do so.

Mitigating the Risks of COVID-19 Virus Spread

In reaction to the increasing spread of the coronavirus / COVID-19 virus, Venture Café New England is introducing precautions to limit the potential exposure of our community. Our locations, which include Venture Café Cambridge, District Hall Boston, Roxbury Innovation Center, District Hall Providence and Venture Café Providence, offer high attendance events that attract a large local and global attendance. Therefore, we have established guidelines that support a safe environment for networking.

 

District Hall Providence: Reopening Safety Plan

Effective June 12, 2020, 12 PM EST

Dear District Hall Community,

The Venture Café New England team has carefully reviewed Rhode Island’s Reopening Phase 2 to provide you with the following Safety Plan. At this time, we have not confirmed a reopen date for District Hall Providence, however we ask that you please read and familiarize yourself with the plan, so that you are best prepared for our reopening.

Thank you!


 

District Hall Providence: Update

Effective June 1, 2020, 1 PM EST

Dear District Hall Community,

Rhode Island’s Reopening Phase 2 has begun and our District Hall team is reviewing it carefully to prepare our space for a safe reopening. We will soon provide further details on our plan to reopen with the safety and health of our community in mind.

Thank you!


 

District Hall Providence: Closure Extended until Further Notice

Effective May 1, 2020, 12 PM EST

With the stay-at-home advisory and limit on gatherings still in effect, we understand the need to put the health and safety of our guests and employees first. District Hall and our public Lounge will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor the state and city guidelines on reopening which will provide direction for our decision making moving forward. Our team has been busy behind the scenes pivoting our programs to fully virtual + improving our event booking processes. The free, public programs we offer to entrepreneurs and small businesses, inspiring them and connecting them to the resources they need, is vital during this time. For a list of all our upcoming programs, please visit our Calendar and Eventbrite.

We encourage our community to use this time to connect virtually and keep the conversation active. We will update on our next steps once the information is available.

Thank you for your patience, compassion, and understanding during these unprecedented times.

The District Hall Team


 

District Hall Providence: Closure Extended

Effective April 1, 2020, 9 AM EST

District Hall will remain closed until further notice. Stay up to date with our virtual programs by subscribing to our newsletter + following @vencafepvd on social media! We hope to see you online!


 

District Hall Providence: Limited Operations & Our Response to COVID-19

Effective March 16, 2020, 11 AM EST

District Hall Providence at 225 Dyer Street is announcing that we are following the lead of our fellow open workspaces in the Greater Providence Area by closing our Public Lounge space(s) until further notice, effective immediately. Our private meeting and event spaces will still be available to rent, with restricted capacities and on a limited basis. 

The health and safety of our community is our utmost priority.  By closing our Public Lounges, we are seeking to do our part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as novel Coronavirus. We pride ourselves on providing a free and open space for our visitors, as well as a resource for all.  We would like to emphasize that the decision to limit access was made with much careful thought and consideration for the well-being of not only our clients and visitors, but for our staff as well.

We have taken, and will continue to take, the necessary precautions to maintain a safe and clean environment. Our private conference rooms and event spaces remain available for rent should there be a need to conduct video/virtual meetings, as well as for small in-person meetings. These spaces can be booked here on our website.

At this time, we have no reports of COVID-19 related to our public space or private meeting rooms at District Hall Providence. If you have visited our space and have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform the proper authorities so they can take the appropriate steps to inform our organization.

We will continue to monitor the situation with the state of Rhode Island and will update accordingly. We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions. 

Thank you for your patience, compassion, and understanding during these concerning times.

Tuni Schartner

tuni.schartner@vencaf.org 

401-996-7822


 

District Hall Providence: Update on Public Lounge, Lounge Hours and More – Regarding COVID-19

Effective March 13, 2020, 4 PM EST

Dear District Hall Providence Community,

We want to provide you a direct update as we proceed during the current challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus. 

We have and will continue to take precautions to operate a safe, clean public Lounge as we monitor the COVID-19 virus. Currently, the Second Floor Lounge remains open to the public. We ask that you please enter through the first floor elevator and use the hand sanitizing station on your way to the second floor lounge. 

At this time, we have no reports of COVID-19 related to our public space at District Hall. If you have visited our space and have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform the proper authorities and they can take the appropriate steps to inform our organization.

Changes While We Monitor COVID-19

Lounge Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Bolt Coffee

The onsite coffee cart, Bolt, will be closed starting on Monday, 3/16/20. 

In light of Bolt being closed, we encourage you to bring your own outside coffee, tea, and other necessities to the Lounge as there are no other onsite options at this time.

Space Etiquette

If you are symptomatic of an illness, from the common cold to the flu, please refrain from coming to the workspace and Lounge. If you appear overtly ill, you may be asked to come back at a later time. This is all in the spirit of keeping everyone as healthy as we can. 

We will be encouraging social distancing and recommending that all guests in the Lounge sit two meters (6 feet) apart.  

District Hall Cleanliness Actions

Our goal is to help the entire District Hall community stay safe and healthy.  

  • District Hall will continue to be professionally cleaned each day.
  • We perform additional cleanings of common-area surfaces and high-traffic areas throughout the day.
  • We have installed foot pulls in the restrooms so you can open doors hands-free.
  • We have installed additional hand sanitizer dispensers.

Help Us Help You

Here are the things you can do to slow the spread of this disease:

  • If you have visited our space and have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please inform the proper authorities and they can take the appropriate steps to inform our organization.
  • Take your temperature before coming to our space.
  • Stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days if you have symptoms / exposure risk. The symptoms to watch for are fever of 99.14+, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Go home if you develop COVID-19 symptoms during the day.
  • Wash your hands frequently and refrain from touching your face.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately.
  • Replace meetings and visits with video conferences and calls.
  • Spread out in our workspace to maintain social distancing.
  • Avoid shaking hands. 

Please know that these decisions have been made with measured and careful thought, as we look for ways to reduce as much risk as possible while still maintaining the integrity of our space.

We continue to monitor the situation with the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island and will update accordingly. 

We encourage you to become familiar with the World Health Organization’s suggested safety precautions. 

Thank you for your patience, compassion, and understanding during these concerning times.

The silver lining is that we are enjoying the pivot and making lemonade out of lemons…

If you weren’t able to attend last night, please join us at one of our new ‘Virtual Venture Cafe’ Thursday Gatherings and stay tuned for ‘Pop Up Virtual Venture Cafes’ also coming soon!  Register here for next week’s 3/19 Thursday Gathering.

Sincerely,

Tuni Schartner

Executive Director – District Hall & Venture Cafe Providence


 

For Visitors to Venture Café New England Spaces and Programs, Mitigating Risks of COVID-19 Virus Spread

Effective March 4, 2020, 7 PM EST

As one of the largest and most frequent gatherings of the entrepreneurial/ innovation community in Rhode Island, Venture Café takes maintaining the health of the community we serve seriously.  We have been closely watching the spread of COVID-19 virus and the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Because of the global nature of our community, we have deemed it necessary to act with an abundance of caution as we host gatherings of the community. 

In order to help prevent the spread of the virus to our startups and small businesses and the people that support them,  the Venture Café Providence will not take place on Thursday, March 5, 2020.   Suspending our programming activity this week will allow our teams to properly plan our response to the spread of the COVID-9 virus.

It is our plan to replace our in-person programming that occurs each Thursday, with virtual Venture Café gatherings beginning March 12, 2020.  It is our intention to host virtual events temporarily. Please stay tuned for additional details on how you may participate in Virtual Venture Cafés.

We are working on a digital, online approach to include as part of our event format over the next few weeks.  This will be another experiment for Venture Café. Many of our fellow Venture Cafés around the world are also taking this step so we have lots of learning to build from. We look forward to working with you on this approach and refining it.

We will return to our classic in-person Café Night events at an appropriate time and will continue to post updates on social media. 

Thank you for your patience as we launch this virtual approach.   

Please check our event schedule for the latest updates to programming


 

For Visitors to Venture Café New England Spaces and Programs, Mitigating Risks of COVID-19 Virus Spread

Effective March 4, 2020

In reaction to the increasing spread of the coronavirus / COVID-19 virus, Venture Café New England is introducing precautions to limit the potential exposure of our community. Our locations, which include Venture Café Cambridge, District Hall Boston, Roxbury Innovation Center, District Hall Providence and Venture Café Providence, offer high attendance events that attract a large local and global attendance. Therefore, we have established guidelines that support a safe environment for networking.

The following guidelines apply to our spaces and programs:

  • Anyone who has traveled from countries in the last thirty (30) days currently considered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to be Level 3 risk levels is being asked not to attend our programming due to the risks associated with the coronavirus. This includes any person who has engaged in airline transfers in countries that are classified as a Level 3 risk. The CDC currently designates the countries of China, South Korea, Italy, and Iran as Level 3 nations.
  • Out of an abundance of caution related to the risks associated with the coronavirus, anyone who has traveled from countries considered by the CDC to be Level 2 risk levels within the last fourteen (14) days should not attend our programming.  Tours, visits, and scheduled programming involving this segment of our community will be rescheduled or arranged via video. The CDC currently designates the country of Japan as a level 2 nation.
  • Anyone experiencing any symptoms related to a respiratory illness is being asked not to attend our programming until their symptoms have cleared.
  • Everyone should act prudently while attending our programming including:
    • Using soap and water as well as sanitary gel provided to keep hands clean.
    • Cough and sneeze in elbows or with a tissue that is then thrown in the trash.
    • Choose alternate greeting methods for the traditional handshake.

We appreciate your attention to keeping our community healthy.

We will update these guidelines as needed.

Venture Café New England Management

CDC Types of Notices

Warning Level 3 (Red)Avoid all non-essential travel to this destination. The outbreak is of high risk to travelers and no precautions are available to protect against the identified increased risk.

Alert Level 2 (Yellow)Practice enhanced precautions for this destination. The Travel Health Notice describes additional precautions added or defines a specific at-risk population.

Watch Level 1 (Green)Practice usual precautions for this destination, as described in the Travel Health Notice and/or on the destination page. This includes being up-to-date on all recommended vaccines and practicing appropriate mosquito avoidance.

For complete details from the CDC, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html