Bikes Not Bombs' COVID-19 Policy

Update as of 3/7/2022:

Even though the City of Boston has dropped their indoor mask mandate in public spaces, Bikes Not Bombs will continue to require masks for all employees and customers.

By wearing appropriate face coverings, we are making a commitment to take care of the most vulnerable members of our community, including those who are immunocompromised or ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

We expect to re-evaluate the situation as the weeks progress. Thank you so much for your understanding!

All staff and visitors must wear appropriate face coverings while inside the building. Examples of such face coverings include masks that:
  • Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric;
  • Completely cover your nose, mouth, and chin;
  • Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps.
Customers are allowed onto the sales floor in limited capacity. Sales will be facilitated in the atrium (fleet room) immediately after entering the building.
Our full inventory of refurbished bicycles can be previewed from the Bikes Not Bombs online shop. When visiting our shop, a customer may request to have a specific bike or item brought out to them.

We are working very hard to incorporate recommendations from the CDC and state and local government agencies. Here is an overview of what actions we are taking to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19:

  • We are providing regular updates to our staff and volunteers so they can keep themselves and their families safe;

  • Our staff will help us ensure a safe and healthy environment by following CDC recommendations re: hand washing, social distancing, wearing face coverings at all times, and avoiding handshakes and person-to-person contact.

  • Any person in our organization (volunteer or staff) who is mildly sick or interacts regularly with someone who is, will be sent home and/or asked to stay home;

  • We regularly sanitizing tools and commonly used surfaces at the store (door handles, registers and screens, retail and service work areas, etc.;

  • We regularly sanitize products throughout the store including new and used bikes, parts and accessories.