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Because we live close quarters and share many common areas, your Board offers you some guidance to keep us all healthy and safe from the coronavirus. There’s a good chance we’ll need your help on these for the next several weeks or months.

Sean, from our cleaning service, has been reminded to disinfect specific areas we most commonly use. Additionally, we felt it is important to remind all of us to do things that will limit our exposure and reduce traffic in the building.

If/when possible:

· To limit outside exposures:

o Ask delivery people to leave packages (including groceries) in the lobby rather than at your door.

o Consider delaying any elective projects requiring contractors.

· Avoid touching common areas, including gate keypads, door handles, elevator buttons (inside and outside the elevators), carts and mailboxes. Please consider disinfecting these areas as well.

· Wash your hands as soon as possible since the virus can survive several days on metal or plastic surfaces.

· Look out for our more vulnerable neighbors and for each other. Offer grocery runs, call them, etc.

Again, please thoroughly WASH YOUR HANDS for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water! We all know this already, but this is the most effective way to combat the virus.

Here are some CDC guidelines when disinfecting:

· Use disposable or reusable gloves; if you use reusable, keep those only for coronavirus cleaning, and not for anything else.

· Make your own CDC solution:

4 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water or

4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

The CDC doesn’t seem to indicate what to use to clean the surfaces, but we suggest paper towels and then throwing them away after each use.

More cleaning info here:

Additionally, just Google CDC disinfecting my home for lots more information.

Thanks so much for your help in keeping us all safe and healthy!

Your Board

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Mar 21, 2020

We have also continued to support the local establishments through takeout. Gift certificates (directly purchased) from those establishments also help as they get the funds immediately, but you can get the service or food once things return to normal...


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Mar 21, 2020

I’m not writing this with a halo hovering over my head, believe me, but I did want to let our fellow residents know what Phil and I are doing to help others who are far less fortunate get through these times. We have told our cleaning ladies in Kingsmill and the Pilot House NOT to visit us until further notice. We are, however, continuing to pay them. (This also has the added benefits of reducing foot traffic in the buildings AND us not having to wipe down all hard surfaces after the cleaning ladies leave. Talk about counterproductive!) We have also committed to patronizing the new takeout menus at Omar’s and Voila at least once a week. Apologies for the…

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