Communication with members is a top priority here at The Candy Factory. Our coworking peeps are like family and we’re here for them. We’re also here for you, our Lancaster Community. We believe it’s important for our wider community to know how local businesses are addressing this health crisis. We believe in transparency and in supporting small businesses that could be greatly impacted.

We’ve been making improvements and communicating that to members each day. Here is what was sent to members this morning. We’re here for you Lancaster. We Care!



We care, that is why we’re taking steps each day to safeguard you, our members and our community. Here are some important changes we will be making over the next several weeks. We appreciate your understanding, support, and patience as we navigate the current health crisis as a coworking family. 

Also, please support local small businesses however best you can, they are the lifeblood of our community and they will need your help.  


We are staying open until we’re mandated to close, fingers crossed that doesn’t happen. If at any point we need to close to the public, we will still be open for members. This is your office and you can come and go as you please. We just ask that you follow our handy guide to keeping each other safe!

Starting next week, we will not be hosting events over 30 participants. This might change as time progresses, we will keep you posted.

Kids at home and you need to get some work done? Jelly Bellies will be remaining open for the time being and will be following their normal sanitation routine as well as deep cleaning at the end of the day.

We are disinfecting all surfaces in the morning, mid-day, end of the workday and in the evening. This includes but is not limited to tables/desks, iPads, handles, banisters, etc.

We will manually sign in any member who would prefer not to touch the iPad, we will also be running parking passes out to cars to reduce the number of people handling them for now.

We ask that all members wipe down the conference rooms/phone booths after each use. Don’t have time to? Let us know and one of us will wipe it down before the next meeting. This means wiping down the table and door handle with a disinfectant wipe found on each floor.

Full-time members, please keep your spaces clean and wipe down your desk. If for some reason you cannot, please let us know and we will do it for you.

There is ample space to work in both of our buildings. Feel free to spread out.

Please wash your hands, use a tissue if you sneeze, stay home if you’re sick. See our handy poster for more details.

Weather permitting we will be opening windows and doors to let in fresh air

ADDITIONAL STEPS – Staying Home? Stay Connected!

  1. We will be live-streaming the space so you can stay connected
  2. We will be ZOOMing all clubs, lunch and learns and other small events
  3. We will be starting a new ZOOM in the morning – where members can check-in at 8:30 for 15 minutes.
  4. Slack tutorial next week March 19th at 9 AM. This will also be on ZOOM. Using Slack is the best way to stay connected and know what is going on. 


  1. If you are sick or staying home we are working on the following
    • Mail can be forwarded if needed
    • Organizing Food Chains for meals that can be dropped off on your porch
    • We will do our best to keep you connected 

We’re a community and we are here for you as we ride out this situation together. You’re not alone, we have your back.  If you need anything, let our team know.