As COVID-19 continues to be a concerns including college campuses, our properties will remain open and that the safety of our residents is our top priority. Here’s how we’re taking action to maintain a clean environment and enhance resident safety:
- Out of an abundance of caution, we reserve the right to limit the number of guests in our amenity spaces at a given time.
- We are cleaning public touchpoints, such as doorknobs, handrails, elevator buttons, and other surfaces throughout the day.
- We have sourced hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes and have made them available in the common areas for resident use.
- We have hired additional cleaning staff and have directed our employees to clean the common spaces more frequently.
- We are asking that all residents limit unnecessary guests to their apartments.
At our properties, we have adopted guidelines and recommendations from both the CDC and the WHO.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus:
- General information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- FAQs: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
World Health Organization (WHO):
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed.
As a reminder, the CDC recommends several simple actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases (such as Coronavirus), including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your face: eyes, nose, mouth and ears.
- If you are sick or think you may be ill, stay home, avoid others you live with and clean any surfaces you might touch/infect. If you think you have Coronavirus symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath – please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html), please contact a healthcare professional immediately.
- Cover your cough and/or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands immediately after.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or disinfectant wipe. Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- The CDC recommends that everyone wear a facemask to protect themselves and others from spreading respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. Anyone with symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Wash your hands with soap and water (when possible) or hand sanitizer if they are visibly dirty.