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the Innovation Hub
IS OPEN!

 

Hours of Operation & COVID-19 Guidelines

All areas of the Hub are currently open and activated for use. Please note that we request you wear a mask except when eating or drinking. Read our guidelines below.

Available Hours

As COVID-19 numbers shift, our hours may change. Currently, the Innovation Hub is open:

  • 9AM to 5PM on Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 9AM to 7PM on Tue/Thu

Please enter through our 4th Street doors for the check-in process. Once you have checked in, you can use the Broadway doors to unload materials, etc.

Reservations are key!

One of the things we learned throughout COVID-19 was how helpful our online reservation system is for everyone. We know last-minute happens, but we ask that you reserve equipment prior to arriving. If you do arrive without a reservation, our front desk staff will walk you through the process while checking you in.

Get assessed on equipment. 

For many of our maker members, it may have been a while since you last fired up the lasers, CNC, or pottery wheel. Contact us when you’re ready to return so we can meet with you and review your confidence on the equipment and studio spaces. Contact our membership lead to set up a time.

COVID-19 policies

The safety of our staff, members, and guests is our top priority. To that end, we have created new check-in procedures and protocols for using the space and equipment here at the Hub. Look for onsite signage to help guide you through the areas of the Hub and our new procedures. Masks are required at all times inside of the Hub.

Learn about our memberships.

 

How to Visit the Hub

  1. Reserve equipment. Make your reservation via the Hub’s RecDesk platform prior to visiting the Hub.
  2. Enter the Hub through the 4th Street door when you first arrive. You will be able to load and unload through the Broadway Street doors once you have checked in.
  3. Check-in with our staff once you enter the building. Our team will check your temperature using a touchless thermometer. Sign in when you enter the building or sign in before you arrive!
  4. For the safety of all, please observe our guidelines, maintain physical distancing, and wear a mask at all times. Don’t have a mask? We will provide one for you to use.

Ready to visit the Innovation Hub again?

We can’t wait to see you! Reserve your studio time today and get busy making again! 

All staff, members, and guests are required to wear masks throughout the duration of their time onsite.

Complimentary masks are available if you do not have one.

Guidelines for Visiting the Hub During Re-Opening

Co-Working Guidelines
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. If you do not have one, we will provide one.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff members and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work, they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the Human Resources Director of his or her Department. The Human Resources Director of the Department shall report this information to the Arkansas Department of Health Outbreak Response Team immediately.
  • Members must socially distance themselves at least six feet away from other employees and members.
  • Only 1 person is allowed per table in co-work.
  • Conference Room 1 is available by reservation only to our team coworking members. *Cannot be reserved for single-person use.
  • The copy machine use is restricted to one person at a time and the machine must be wiped down before leaving the room. There will be a log that members and staff will fill out to indicate usage and if cleaning protocols were completed. Clorox wipes will be located in the copy room.
  • We ask that you wipe down the surfaces you use before leaving the Hub. 
Woodshop Guidelines
  • A staff member must be present.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. If you do not have one, The Hub will provide one.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff members and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the Human Resources Director of his or her Department. The Human Resources Director of the Department shall report this information to the Arkansas Department of Health Outbreak Response Team immediately.
  • Only approved Hub woodshop members may use equipment and reservations must be made in advance.
  • Members must wear the necessary safety equipment.
  • Members must socially distance themselves at least six feet away from other employees and members.
  • Reservations are required.
    • 1 member at a time in the metal shop
    • 2 members are allowed in the carpentry shop, Distance is still required.
    • 1 member at a time on the CNC.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org.
  • We ask that you wipe down the surfaces you use before leaving the Hub. 
Tech Shop Guidelines
  • A staff member must be present.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. If you do not have one, we will provide one.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff members and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the Human Resources Director of his or her Department. The Human Resources Director of the Department shall report this information to the Arkansas Department of Health Outbreak Response Team immediately.
  • Members who are approved on our equipment may reserve the laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC in increments of 1 hour and are limited to a 3-hour block of time. Note that members may extend their reservation on the day of if there are spots available.
  • We ask that you only reserve one piece of equipment at a time.
  • Please allow time to clean your space and equipment so it is ready for our next guest.
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org
  • If a member wishes to 3D print over a total of four hours, they must schedule their appointment for the second half of the day so that the print can continue at night.
  • This will help ensure that members with smaller projects will be able to use the printer as well.
  • If you require help using any of the machinery, please contact Zoë Eagan-Gardner prior to making a reservation in order to ensure she is available to help you.
  • We ask that you wipe down the surfaces you use before leaving the Hub.
Art Studio Guidelines
  • A staff member must be present.
  • Everyone is required to wear a mask inside the Innovation Hub. If you do not have one, we will provide one.
  • Members must fill out a brief COVID-19 survey each day as they enter the Innovation Hub. This survey will be reviewed by Hub staff members and determination will be made if the individual can use the Innovation Hub.
  • Members with a fever of 100.4 or higher or showing any signs of sickness are not allowed to enter the Hub. This includes symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat. If a member becomes ill while at work they shall leave the facility immediately.
  • We ask that any member who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately call to report the positive results. The Innovation Hub will report this information to the Human Resources Director of his or her Department. The Human Resources Director of the Department shall report this information to the Arkansas Department of Health Outbreak Response Team immediately.
  • Only approved ceramic, screen printing, and printmaking press Hub members may use equipment in the ceramic and screen printing studios. 
  • Members may reserve the screen printing studio in increments of 1 hour and are limited to 3-hour consecutive hours. 
  • Reservations are required. We can accommodate up to: 
    • 1 member in the screen printing studio
    • 5 members in the ceramics studio
    • 1 member on the printmaking press
  • Please allow time to clean your space and equipment so it is ready for our next guest. 
  • In the event of cancellation, members must alert a staff member at least thirty minutes before their scheduled reservation. They can do this by calling the Hub or emailing memberships@arhub.org.
  • We ask that you wipe down the surfaces you use before leaving the Hub.

Become a Member of the Innovation Hub!

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub is a proud affiliate of Winrock International.

FIND US IN NLR

Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E 4th St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

(501) 907-6570

info@arhub.org

OUR HOURS

  • 9AM to 5PM on Mon/Wed/Fri
  • 9AM to 7PM on Tue/Thu