MakeHaven Usage Policies for Members During Pandemic


Updated January 5, 2022 Modifications tracked in "revisions" tab for logged in members.

Masks are once again required for ALL in the space, regardless of vaccination status. During the current surge, masks must be either surgical masks (available at the front door if needed) or KN-95/N-95 masks (available for purchase in The Store). Thanks for helping keep our community safe.

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2021: Vaccinations are required for entry into the space.

The policy remains: When New Haven community transmission drops to "yellow" (<9 cases per 100,000 per CT COVID Data Portal) vaccinations will not be required. When transmission rises to "red"(>15 cases per 100,000) or the county data for New Haven at CovidActNow moves to red, the requirement will be back in place. The "orange" alert area at the CT COVID Data Portal will serve as a buffer/transition between transmission levels.

Members should attest to thier vaccination status at


If you Get COVID 19

10 Day Isolation from MakeHaven

Following CDC Recommendations MakeHaven requires that access to MakeHaven be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset (or first positive viral test) and after resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medications, and with improvement of other symptoms.

COVID testing sites can be found here.

Notification Requirement

If you had been at MakeHaven within 5 days of getting COVID-19, email staff imediately: to inform them of the infection. Please include the dates and times that you were in the space as well as any close contacts you had while in the space. 




Each member is responsible for reviewing and compliance with this policy. 

This policy will be updated as the situation evolves. MakeHaven will send an email about significant changes, but you are responsible for checking this document and staying up to date. 

  • Masks  - Wear a mask that covers nose and mouth at all times, regardless of vaccination status 
  • Distance - Stay 6 feet apart from others as much as possible and following signage
  • Don't Enter if sick - including but not limited to a fever and cough, see CDC guidance
  • Wash your hands - thoroughly and  immediately after entering 
  • Scan in - Door logs and schedule will be used for contact tracing. Must scan in at door. 
  • Guest Log - Guests must sign waiver each visit (used for contact tracing). Waivers can be signed online at:
  • Wipe down - sanitizing wipes are available if you want to wipe down your work area and any tools before and after use.
  • Increase Ventilation - When working in the woodshop turn on the exhaust fan to outside (ventilation fan is automatic in metal shop)
  • Schedule Badging in Advance Facilitators are available by appointment only. Make an appointment via this scheduler. Allow at least 4 hours before shift time to guarantee receipt -  Get appointment confirmation from the facilitator.
  • Positive test - If you test positive for COVID-19 and have been in the space in the prior 5 days, please inform staff at This will allow us to inform all members in the space at the same time of a possible exposure.

MakeHaven policies are always second to National, State and City regulation and guidance related to Covid-19. If there is an apparent conflict between the two, take the more conservative path.


If you have questions or concerns about the policy, we invite you to share your thoughts here and/or speak with a staff member.