As we settle into more time spent at home, we wanted to share a few current recommendations from public health officials that can help us all be good neighbors and ensure continued comfort in our community:
- The Centers for Disease Control has recently recommended that everyone wear a facemask when leaving their home, which would include any time you are outside of your apartment in the community. Although there is limited availability of masks right now, the CDC has instructions on how to create your own from common materials available here.
- Practice social distancing by staying home unless you must leave for an essential purpose and keeping at least six feet away from others. Not all people who are carrying the COVID-19 virus show symptoms, so you need to stay distanced from those who appear healthy too.
- Avoid social gatherings and limit any guests in your apartment.
- When using the elevator only ride with your own roommates. If someone else is already on the elevator, wait for the next one to allow everyone adequate personal space.
- Wash your hands regularly or use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available, especially after touching frequently used surfaces like elevator buttons.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces in your apartment regularly.
We have a shared responsibility to limit the spread of illness among our neighbors, so please follow these recommendations. You can visit the CDC’s website for more information on how to protect yourself and others.
And, If you or anyone you know is experiencing elevated stress or anxiety, check out the resources available from the CDC here or call the Department of Health and Human Services’ Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
As always you can reach out to me directly with any questions about the procedures we have in place. Thank you.
The Team at Peak Campus