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This San Francisco cowork space requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccine to enter

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The pandemic has been incredibly disruptive to in-person office work and despite all the back and forth, there is one way to push health at work and that is with vaccines. Trellis Workspace, located at 981 Mission Street in San Francisco is a cowork space that requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter.

The choice to require vaccinations is one that is increasingly being sought by groups around the nation as the Delta coronavirus variant surges, including at government offices, schools, hospitals, and some offices as well. Although initially skeptical of having a requirement, the surge of cases and deaths including with coworkers has spurred action. 

View of the cowork space from the left.
Cigar City Brewing from Tampa made its way on this beer tap.

Once inside, visitors can get access to unlimited coffee pours, filtered water, a full bar with wine and craft, beer on 12 taps, and libations as well as private office spaces, conference rooms, and telephone booths that can be used for quick meetings. 

A pour of wine from the tap.

The open space boasts numerous plugs, a great Wi-Fi connection, and printing to serve most business needs. There are also restrooms in the building as well for a complete office space experience.

Access to the cowork space can be done hourly, weekly, or monthly, with options for private-use as well and the space is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Those that stick around can take advantage of happy hour specials, especially on Fridays.

The staff at Trellis is friendly at the door and with any needs you may have as a visitor. The office space seems to be only moderately busy as many workers continue to work at home during the pandemic.

San Francisco ramps up vaccine effort

Just this week the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance moved to make it the official position of the group that vaccination will be required for entrance to bars with over 500 members in their group. The statement put out by the group reads, “This decision is based solely on our need to protect our workers, customers, and their families, however, we hope it might also influence some who have not yet received vaccinations to do so as soon as they are able.”

Politicians including San Francisco Mayor London Breed supported the move saying in a statement on Twitter, “This is a responsible decision by the SF Bar Owner Alliance that will help protect employees and customers. We need everyone to get vaccinated, especially as the Delta variant continues to spread. It’s how we can keep our city and our residents safe.”

San Francisco has also moved to require vaccination for all government employees in an effort to continue its push for vaccination. San Francisco has one of the highest vaccination rates in the United States and the city has taken numerous actions during the pandemic to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The CDC has recently announced a change to mask policies this week as cases rise and the nation begins to grapple with yet another COVID-19 wave. Vaccine requirements seem like a no brainer in the effort to one day hopefully return to normalcy in our society.

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September 2, 2021 |

Atlas V, Navy satellite set to launch from Space Coast today

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An Atlas V rocket with a U.S. Navy communications satellite was rolled to a launch pad Thursday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ahead of a scheduled this morning’s launch.

There are no technical problems or weather issues so far. The Atlas V launch window is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:14 a.m. There’s an 80 percent chance of favorable weather, according to Patrick Air Force Base officials.

  • MUOS-5 satellite part of military communications network
  • Rocket launch window opens at 10:30 a.m. today

The MUOS-5 satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, is the final piece of a network of satellites designed to improve internet, voice and data services to U.S. military forces that are 10 times more advanced than the previous system. The five MUOS satellites will network with four operational relay ground stations, providing near-global coverage.

One thing to look out for on this Atlas V launch: five solid rocket boosters providing an 1.5 million pounds of thrust. It’s a clear day, so the SRB separation should be easily seen from Central Florida.

Join News 13 for a live chat on the launch, starting at 10 a.m.

The Space Coast launch is one of two launches in the U.S. on Friday. College students hope to launch their experiments on a suborbital flight from a NASA facility in Virginia. That four-hour launch window opens at 6 a.m.

Live Blog LIVE CHAT: Atlas V rocket launch from Space Coast

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June 24, 2016 |

Easter delivery: Cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

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The six astronauts at the International Space Station got an early Easter treat this weekend with the arrival of a supply ship full of fresh food and experiments.

Instead of the usual bunny, Saturday’s delivery came via a swan — Orbital ATK’s Cygnus capsule, named after the swan constellation. The cargo carrier rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday night.

NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra used the station’s big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the two craft soared 250 miles above the Indian Ocean. "Excellent work, gentlemen," Mission Control radioed. Four hours later, the capsule was bolted firmly to the complex.

It’s the first of three shipments coming up in quick succession. A Russian cargo ship will lift off Thursday, followed by a SpaceX supply run on April 8. NASA has turned to private industry to keep the space station stocked.

The newly arrived Cygnus holds nearly 8,000 pounds of groceries, equipment and research. Among the newfangled science: robotic grippers modeled after geckos’ feet and the ingredients for a large-scale, controlled fire. A commercial-quality 3-D printer is packed inside as well; anyone will be able to order prints, for a price, from the Made In Space company. Virginia-based Orbital ATK hints Easter eggs may also be on board.

The blaze — confined to a box inside the Cygnus — won’t be set until the capsule departs in May with a load of trash. NASA researchers want to see how fast the cotton-fiberglass fabric burns, in hopes of improving future spacecraft safety. Following the experiment, the capsule will burn up, for real, during re-entry.

As it turns out, the Cygnus had an out-of-the-ordinary ride to orbit. The first-stage booster of the normally reliable unmanned Atlas V rocket stopped firing six seconds early, and the upper stage had to compensate by burning a minute longer, to get the capsule in the right orbit. Rocket maker United Launch Alliance has delayed its next launch, a military satellite mission, to figure out what went wrong.

The commander of the doomed space shuttle Columbia, meanwhile, is being honored with this latest delivery. Orbital ATK named this Cygnus after Rick Husband, who piloted the first shuttle docking at the space station in 1999. He died aboard Columbia during re-entry in 2003, along with six other astronauts. Kopra called him a "personal hero" and said he was honored to welcome the "S.S. Rick Husband" aboard.

Bay News 9 – local-news

March 27, 2016 |

Work Space Design Tour

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Work Space Geared For Battle

 By Ronda M. Parag   

state-of-the-art office for Michael Martin’s branding, sales and marketing company

 

 

Driving along Cypress Street in West Tampa, there has been ongoing construction behind the metal fence that was once Hector-Elisa’s Health Club. For the past eight months, Michael Hettrich of Octillion design + build, inc., has been transforming the space into a state-of-the-art office for Michael Martin’s branding, sales and marketing company. Michael Hettrich, and his team at Octillion design + build, is comprised of skilled carpenters, welders, furniture makers, and two full time buyers, that search the world over for treasures to be used in their one of a kind space transformations. Martin emphasized that he is interested in “function over design” and working with Hettrich has been “awesome.” As a WWII buff, Martin was interested in incorporating military objects and design into the space. His goal was to use colors, contents and fonts to create a comfortable, engaging space, nothing stuffy or uptight.

 
“We gutted everything except the exterior wall,” Martin says. “The building was like a time capsule from the 70s.” Hettrich designed the entire space around four red steel beams in the interior, to create the circular conference room, while the spokes of the wheel offer other offices and meeting spaces. The entrance is wrapped in dark walnut, with inset photos from the Indy 500. The photos from the 50s and 60s are sliced to show only parts of the race cars. There are no light switches on the walls, each room has occupancy sensors that will adjust the light when someone enters. Along the interior wall are pathway lights that can cycle through a myriad of colors. Inspiration can be found on the front word wall that pops with its bright orange color. Located just outside Martin’s office is a built-in bed decorated with Balinese art, handwoven fabrics with a Moroccan feel and pillows with fabrics from Uzbekistan. A wood barn-like door can be closed to offer privacy.

 

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Martin’s office was created with a guns & money theme. He is also a huge fan of Iron Man and an authentic helmet is on display. Hettrich had a movie prop company create Octillion-design__2127the money and gold bars that are inside a coffee table. To honor Martin’s Jamaican and British heritage, there are numerous accessories, including a painted Thomasville chest with the Union Jack and the Jamaican drum that rests in the corner. Above a set of file cabinets that have been painted with “Game On” there is an Elk, whose antlers have been painted a metallic red. Desk lights have been created with painted AK47’s and softened with leopard lamp shades.
Octillion-design_2128Continuing around the round hall is a glass window that was installed for a perfect view of the one-acre playing field. With health and fitness as Martin’s passion, he had a synthetic grass field installed as an outdoor workout space. In addition, there is a full fitness studio with a trainer. All employees are encouraged to workout and be healthy. The full kitchen space allows for easy meal preparation. Jokingly, Martin did say that he asks potential employees how many push-ups they can do.

 
Many of the accessories found around the office have been gathered at government and police auctions. Hettrich admitted to being a compulsive shopper and recovering shopaholic. Recent finds include a Piggly Wiggly sign, a Mobil Gas sign and vintage industrial factory carts that have been re-purposed into tables.

 
Octillion-design_0178The heart of the operation is what is referred to as the War Room. The room has a 14 x 16, custom-designed table with a map of the world underneath. Sitting on top of the table are authentic metal tanks and army men. In this room, they are ready for battle. Other details include an entire White Board wall used to facilitate ideas. Work stations around the room have been fashioned out of bowling alley floors. Martin is a big fan of Winston Churchill and his quotes can be found throughout the office. The War Room wall quote by Churchill says “If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going.”    M

 

 

 

 

 

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