Robolink, COVID-19, and You
Originally posted Mar 20, 2020
We hope this finds you and yours healthy and quarantined. We know the past week has been a little chaotic, to put it mildly, as more of the world is affected by COVID-19 every hour. We are monitoring developments and we strongly encourage you to listen to WHO and CDC advice as well as your elected officials.
As of today, Friday, March 20, 2020, all of California’s approximately 40 million residents are under lockdown. Essential services, like food and medical establishments, are still operating. Robolink is neither so we are closing our learning center until we are notified that we can open again.
If you are currently a Robolink student, you will still be able to take classes with us! All of your lessons are online on Google Hangouts with your regular instructor. Before each session, you will receive an email with the link to join. This is what you will need to attend with Google Hangouts:
- A Google account (they’re free!)
- A computer, tablet, or phone with a camera and microphone
- An internet connection
Because of the nature of online learning, lessons may not be as hands-on as usual. As this situation proceeds, we will be able to come up with innovative solutions that will help you learn robotics and programming while staying safe.
If you ordered a kit from us before March 20, 2020, it has been sent out. If you are planning on ordering from our website in the near future, please expect a slower delivery time as we are only sending products out once a week. If you need a kit faster than that, we recommend going through Amazon.
Finally, we know that being at home can be incredibly boring. We are looking into offering pre-recorded tutorials with live support so people all over the world can build robots and learn code from one of our incredible instructors. We’re also looking into pre-recorded videos that you can watch on your own time. We’ll keep you updated.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Wash your hands.