Generator’s Statement on COVID

Generator is taking the utmost precautions in managing our facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our facility is a controlled workspace where members follow established safety protocols. We have built a culture where the health and safety of our community is paramount.

In our 12,500 square foot industrial facility, we tuned our HVAC system to circulate the most fresh air possible 24 hours per day. We dramatically reduced the occupancy load to well below 50% of pre-COVID allowances in order to facilitate physical distancing and we monitor activity to ensure that we maintain these strict regulations at all times.

Generator is dedicated to supporting makers, artists, and entrepreneurs and we are proud to say that many of our members earn their livelihoods through access to our facility.  Our safety first approach is at the forefront of our minds as we aim to stay open for those who depend on us.

Current COVID Policies & Procedures

(updated 11/17/20)

The Basics


Employees, volunteers, & members shall not report to or access Generator if they are sick or symptomatic (fever, cough, body aches, loss of sense of smell or taste, and/or shortness of breath).

Non-symptomatic COVID-19 positive employees, volunteers, and members, or anyone who has come into contact with any person diagnosed with COVID-19 are not allowed on site and are required to quarantine for 14 days.

Gatherings & Travel


Unvaccinated members, volunteers, or staff participating in any indoor gatherings with individuals outside of their immediate physical households must quarantine for 14 days  or 7 days with a negative COVID test prior to returning to Generator.

Volunteers should give their supervisor written notice if they are unable to fulfill their volunteer shifts.



Only Generator members can access Generator’s facility until further notice.

Occasional tours and brief meetings may be held with prior staff approval. All COVID policies must be followed.

Member Protocols


  • Mandatory health screening and temperature check upon entering
  • Masks required at all times
  • Physical distancing of 6 ft+ required between people
  • Limited capacities posted in each workshop and space
  • Volunteers sanitizing high touchpoint areas throughout facility every three hours
  • Members required to sanitize hands and equipment before and after use

Questions about membership in the time of COVID? Please attend an Info Session or get in touch with us.

Classes & Tool Trainings


Classes & tool trainings will continue. Classes & tool trainings have limited capacities based on the workshop size. Our instructors are trained to manage physical spacing between students and required sanitization of shared surfaces and tools.

Students are required to wear masks and follow our other safety protocols. Every time a student enters Generator they go through a health screening, temperature check, and we collect their phone number for the possibility of contact tracing.

Click here for a list of our upcoming classes and tool trainings.

Guest Policy


Members are not permitted to have guests until further notice.



Reduced occupancy load to well below 50% of pre-COVID allowances to facilitate physical distancing. Typical daytime walkthroughs present 5-15 people spread throughout a 12,500 square foot facility. 10-25 people during evening hours and fewer even during weekends.

Occupancy limits posted in every workspace. (i.e. 4 people or fewer in our woodshop footprint of 665sq’=166sq’/person).

Ventilation & Air Quality


Maximum fresh air intake possible with HVAC plus biannual+ replacement of MERV13 filters.

Travel Restrictions


Generator is following the state of Vermont’s travel guidelines. All unvaccinated members traveling out of the state will need to quarantine for 14 days before returning to Generator. Those traveling to Vermont will need to quarantine for 14 days before coming to Generator.

Cleaning & Sanitation


Generator has sanitizer dispensers and bottles of spray disinfectant installed throughout the building and in each workshop. Volunteers disinfect high touchpoint areas throughout the building every three hours. Members are required to wash or sanitize their hands before and after using equipment.



Dogs and other pets are not permitted in Generator until further notice.