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We still receive calls and texts nearly every week asking whether The Computing Center is open for business. The simple answer is: YES, WE ARE! WE NEVER CLOSED!
- All of our staff is here, available, trained, and very careful. Anyone who may have had a direct or indirect exposure to someone with Covid-19 is being tested.
- We're busy, the computer technology industry has been one of the "mainstays" during the Pandemic.
- We are helping business, organizations and individuals in setting up and operating secure and safe remote computing systems.
- Our service department is actively repairing equipment of all kinds. We're primarily doing that in-house, but do go on-site with proper precautions.
- Our engineers are working remotely and going onsite as necessary.
- We actively pickup and deliver computers, printers, and consumables all over Tompkins County and beyond.
We have worked very hard at staying safe and healthy. How did we do? We're happy to say - we pulled it off. (so far)! No one at Computing Center or any of our families became infected. We did have a couple of concerning situations where employees have been exposed to others testing positive, but after testing and/or quarantine all of our staff and their families are fine.
Today, we are all still healthy, the rules and recommendations are more consistent across all businesses, and we're helping many local businesses that were shuttered reopen and recover. Our technical staff still can and does work remotely, but we also go onsite.
When you come to our offices, (Please setup an appointment) you'll find:
- "X" spots all over the office floor marking off 6' increments to help people socially distance.
- If you're not already wearing a mask, you'll be asked to wear one - we have extras if you forget yours. (Ours are logoed!)
- We'll take your temperature (and if it's above 100.4 degrees, you'll be gently asked to leave). We'll also ask you if you've been exposed to anyone that has been ill over the past two weeks.
- If you haven't made an appointment, we'll ask you to sign-in.
- If you bring in a PC, laptop, or printer with you, it will be wiped down with a disinfectent cloth before we work on it.
- If you're just dropping off a machine, we have a work area just to the right of our interior lobby door where you can fill-out all the paperwork without having to come into the office.
- The place is spotless - it gets cleaned and disinfected daily.
This is The Computing Center's version of the "new normal". Everyone stay safe and healthy!
Please remember - Shop with locally owned businesses and organizations. That's how we will all get through this, survive and thrive.
The Computing Center was pleased to be one of the sponsors of a "Moment of Movement" on Saturday September 26th at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport that was held outside on the tarmac. Trudy Baum, spouse of Computing Center Founder, Larry Baum, joined popular FLX Fitclub instructor Chantelle Farmer and her team of senior instructors (Jenny Henion, Jessica Kerns, and Carrie Susskind) along with over two dozen participants from all over our community. Moment of Movement supports our community as parents and caregivers re-enter the workforce during COVID-19 and children migrate back to school.
The money raised goes towards the Ithaca Youth Bureau and the United Way of Tompkins County. These two important organizations successfully serve the needs of youth, parents, and caregivers in our community. We all know that childcare and other youth activities are incredibly important as our community recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and people return to work.
The airport worked with the Tompkins County Health Department to make sure all abided by NYS Guidelines for the in-person attendees. All exercise mats were placed 10+ feet apart. And with the nice breeze and beautiful weather, it was incredibly nice to be outside with many friends from around Ithaca.
The goal is to raise $100,000 collectively for the Ithaca Youth Bureau and The United Way of Tompkins County, both organizations will allocate the funds where they are needed most for programs and services that support our youth, parents, and caregivers in our community.
The Saturday live event is over, but you can still participate. The Livestreamed Video is available for through mid-October 2020 at: https://vimeo.com/462733449
To donate to this important cause:
• The link to the giving page is www.uwtc.org/momentofmovement-GIVE
• Donors can also call : 607-500-GIVE