All of you living in an association, our well-being is very much dependent upon one another. As such, we ask that all residents take responsibility for themselves and consider the wellbeing of others. What this means is the following:
Practice social distancing – keeping six feet between ourselves and others. We should approach contact with others as if they are infected. When using the elevator, no more than one person (more if they are living together in the same unit) should use the elevator at the same time. This means we may need to take turns and wait until others have completed their trip up or down before getting in.
Wash hands often and carry some disinfectant with you – Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after being in a public place, sneezing or coughing. When you cough or sneeze do so into the inside of your elbow. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use disinfectant on all surfaces we touch, especially in common areas (i.e., mailboxes, elevator buttons, door handles, and furniture). Where possible, please use a glove, tissue, sleeve or other protection when pushing elevator buttons, touching doorknobs, etc. in common areas.
If you become sick, you need to self-isolate, which means stay in our unit and have no contact with outsiders. Call/email your doctor.
Residents should try to limit access to only essential visits from family and service providers as much as possible until further notice. It is now being reported that asymptomatic individuals can potentially be infected and spread the virus to others. Our common goal should be to reduce the chance that the virus will be carried into our building by outsiders.
At this time, we need to practice physical distancing, but we also need to reach out to our neighbors, friends, and family by phone/email to offer support and remain connected. If we all pull together as a community, we can lessen the physical and emotional impact of the virus, as much as possible.
Please remember only flush toilet paper in your toilet. Do not flush anything else. Protect your pipes and prevent issues by following this practice of only flushing toilet paper.
We will continue communicating often to keep you informed of the latest developments. As always, our plans and actions will be rooted in our mission and values as we strive to do the right thing for our colleagues, clients, and communities.
We ask for your patience and understanding in this crisis. While all the items and actions mentioned above are the plans as of now, that could easily change if conditions dictate. Many of these things are out of the control of the Board, Management and the vendors/companies who provide these vital safety and quality services.