Member 24/7 Opening Phase Policies

Decatur Makers is moving ahead to the Member 24/7 Opening Phase Effective May 10th, 2021

UPDATED June 24, 2021: Masks are optional for vaccinated members and guests. Unvaccinated makers must continue to wear a mask at all times while in the space.

Requirements for Members to Access the Space:

  • Decatur Makers will be reactivating fobs after you've completed the following:

    • STEP 1: Each member is required to watch our covid protocol orientation video, and score 100% on our quiz (go to, and click "Member Portal" in top left)

    • STEP 2: Fill out this digital Liability Waiver with Emergency Contacts (even if you've already filled out the paper version! We're updating to digital files.)

    • STEP 3: If you're not already a paying member, you must renew your membership by clicking HERE. You can click "Having trouble logging in?" if you don't know your username and password to login.

      • Of course, we still offer needs-based scholarship memberships; Please email [email protected] for more info or to sign up.

New Protocols for Members Accessing the Space:

  • 24/7 access for paying members (your existing fobs will be reactivated… see 3 Steps above)

  • No Staff/supervisor check-in required (we trust our adults to act like adults)

  • MUST watch Covid Protocol Orientation video and complete quiz (see link above)

  • No reservations needed for access and to use equipment, BUT a new reservation system is available for certain equipment (SEE RESERVATION CALENDAR in the Member Portal on our website)

Protocols Remaining the same:

  • As of June 24, 2021, Masks are optional for vaccinated members and guests. Unvaccinated makers MUST wear a KN95, N95 mask OR 2-ply fabric masks that cover your nose and mouth AT ALL TIMES while inside the space

  • Family memberships may bring in family members

  • All guests must be pre-approved by staff; contact [email protected]

  • If you have been exposed to Covid-19, you MUST quarantine for 10 days, and test negative for Covid-19 before you can return to the Space, (If you have been Fully Vaccinated you are not required to quarantine, per CDC guidelines)

  • If you were recently tested for Covid-19 and waiting for results, you can not enter the Space until you receive a Negative Test Result,

  • If your project requires an overnight stay at the space, you first need to get pre-approved by emailing [email protected]

For anyone seen not following protocols, staff reserves the right to limit your access to the space. We continue to take our protocols seriously for the safety of our staff and members.

Schedule time on the Glowforge, Woodshop, CNC and Welders

You don't need to make a reservation to use equipment, but our members mentioned they like being able to schedule time in areas if they're working on projects that take some time. So, we’ve set up a new 24-hour scheduling system: Skedda.

Go to and click the "Member Portal" on the top left, scroll down to see the calendar, view availability, and sign up for spots.

You can cancel and edit your reservation through the email you receive after signing up OR by clicking your reservation on the calendar.

We ask that you please have patience with us as we do our best to get you back in the space safely!