Dear Friends of TVCOG,

We are writing to wish you a happy Holiday season and to update you on our holiday hours for the next two weeks. 

TVCOG offices are closed in observance of Christmas all day Friday, December 24 until 11 am Monday, December 26. In addition, offices are closed in observance of New Years all day Friday, December 31 through 11 am, Monday January 3.

TVCOG staff and volunteers will not be on duty during those times; all previously scheduled safety orientations have been rescheduled. Please note that room reservation requests, fob requests, and equipment reservation requests are only handled when TVCOG offices are open. There will be no STEAM-Powered Saturday for the month of January due to the holiday; programming will return to its regular schedule in February. 

As always, the COG is still open to members during their regular access hours. We want to remind our members to please review the following safety guidelines before coming in during the holidays:

Our current COVID-19 policy requires that everyone wear a mask in the facility, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks are required for everyone aged 2+ at all times, except: 

1. When actively eating or drinking.

2. When alone in the Board Room or SEFCU Community Room (doors shut).

This policy still stands even when you are in the facility alone. As a reminder, these guidelines have been set in order to comply with current NYS guidelines. Any business found to be noncompliant may be fined and sanctioned.

In addition, we expect members to follow our standard safety procedures as well. Any tool labeled RED should not be operated while alone in the building. Members are allowed to bring guests to act as observers while they operate RED equipment, provided they sign their guest in. 

If you are a member planning to come to the facility during New Year's holiday hours and are unsure of your membership status, please check your status by signing into your account on our website.

We hope you have a wonderful Holiday season, and look forward to another year here all together at TVCOG!

Best Regards, 


Posted 12/23/21.

Important Notice to Members:

As you know, TVCOG will be hosting events this weekend as part of Victorian Stroll. The event will feature the Make It Upstate Holidaze Market, a free STEAM workshop for children, free holiday portraits, and tours of the COG. The COG will be open to the public for these events from 10am-2pm on December 4 and 12-5pm on December 5.

As such, we want to remind you of this important information regarding the event: 

BUILDING & EQUIPMENT ACCESS The entire first floor is reserved for the duration of these events. The COG will only be open to the public during the official event times listed above, but the first floor of the COG will be in use from 8 am on December 4 through 6 pm on December 5. Furniture will be rearranged and some event equipment will remain here during this time; access to Zone equipment on the first floor outside of the official event hours may be limited. Members needing to use the equipment on the first floor during these times should plan accordingly.

The basement floor will be blocked off from visitors unless they are taking a tour; members using the Zones downstairs during the event should expect some interruption from tour groups.

Innovation spaces will remain undisturbed.  Alternative coworking space has been arranged during the Stroll events for those who request it. 

COVID-19 POLICIES In order to reduce the risk of contagion, we are requiring that all event attendees wear masks while in the building, regardless of vaccination status. Members here working on personal projects during the event are strongly encouraged to wear masks as well, in order to reinforce the event policy for public guests. Members should still sign in and out as usual if working on personal projects. 

For more information, or to arrange alternative coworking space, please email TVCOG staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to view TVCOG's room reservation, equipment reservation and public events calendar.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We hope to see you at the event. 

--TVCOG Staff


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