New socially distanced space for students, teleworkers in Baltimore County

Posted at 5:06 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 17:10:58-04

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. — With the school year starting virtually and lots of people still working from home, space might be tight. You might need a change of scenery or a place to focus. That's the goal of a new socially distanced work space in Baltimore County.

"I can actually look at the computer while no one is interrupting me and it’s really nice," said 3rd grader Lance Stokes.

"I've gotten so much done," said Catherine Robinson, The Pod administrator.

The Pod just opened Tuesday, offering students and teleworkers a safe and socially distanced space to work, collaborate and focus.

"Teleworkers that are sick of being in the house or around people or just need a little bit of time to do a Zoom meeting or whatever, we encourage them to come here," said Shawna Miller, The Pod owner.

"We wanted the opportunity for people to be able to get out of the house and also for children to possibly be able to come somewhere to get some extra enrichment too," said Robinson.

Aside from a place to work, focus, and relax, it is also returning some normalcy to life.

"It has given me the opportunity to develop a routine again; so getting up in the morning, getting dressed, coming somewhere. Just having the opportunity to say 'Good morning' is something we all probably miss during our day," said Robinson.

It’s $5 an hour to rent a space and social distancing is enforced, with masks required at all times except for in a closed-door work space.

"We are super strict. We will disinfect the room after you use it and when you come in, require a temperature check," said Miller.

To reserve space, call (410) 429-0459 or use LiquidSpace.