Link To: COVID-19 Information and Resources
Dear East Bluff Owners and Tenants,
As concerns for the Coronavirus continues to increase, we must all be aware of the people that live in our East Bluff Community. For starters, we have cancelled the March 24th board meeting, although board members are still reachable by phone or email. Kris will also be working from home and our maintenance people are continuing their jobs as well, although maintaining a safe distance.
We should continue to follow the Center of Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to prevent any spread of a respiratory virus, which includes:
- Wash your hands with soapy water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people. Maintain at least 6 feet between others in order to not spread any diseases. This is called “social distancing”.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cough into an elbow or use a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
- Frequently clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces,
- If you have any additional questions concerning the Coronavirus, please go to cdc.gov/coronavirus. You can also find more local information at: https://www.cityofmadison.com/health-safety/coronavirus.
- Get outside if you are able to. Otherwise open a window. Fresh air is so good for us. However, be mindful of others and continue to adhere to the 6-feet social distancing.
- Turn off the news. We are hearing the same thing over and over, which can be depressing.
- Watch movies, especially comedies. Laughter is the best medicine.
- Loneliness is another result by staying indoors, make sure to reach out to loved ones, friends, and neighbors to keep in touch and stay connected.
Looking at our community, we might have people who are in need of help with shopping, running errands, or just want to chat on the phone.Do you have any other suggestions? Do you need support? Are you able to help with other homeowners? If you are going to the grocery store, maybe you could pick up someone else’s groceries. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. Please contact me at email@example.com or any of the board members.
HOW LONG DOES THE CORONA VIRUS LIVE
Examples: packaging like milk containers and detergent bottles, subway and bus seats, backpacks, elevator buttons
2 to 3 days
Examples: refrigerators, pots and pans, sinks, some water bottles
2 to 3 days
Examples: shipping boxes
Examples: pennies, teakettles, cookware
Examples: soda cans, tinfoil, water bottles
2 to 8 hours
Examples: drinking glasses, measuring cups, mirrors, windows
Up to 5 days
Examples: dishes, pottery, mugs
The length of time varies. Some strains of coronavirus live for only a few minutes on paper, while others live for up to 5 days.
Coronavirus doesn’t seem to spread through exposure to food. Still, it’s a good idea to wash fruits and vegetables under running water before you eat them. Scrub them with a brush or your hands to remove any germs that might be on their surface. Wash your hands after you visit the supermarket. If you have a weakened immune system, you might want to buy frozen or canned produce.
Coronavirus hasn’t been found in drinking water. If it does get into the water supply, your local water treatment plant filters and disinfects the water, which should kill any germs.
Coronaviruses can live on a variety of other surfaces, like fabrics and countertops.
Experts believe the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. There are several ways that this can happen:
- Droplets: When an infected person coughs or sneezes, droplets with the virus fly from their nose or mouth into the air. Anyone who is within 6 feet of that person can breathe those droplets into their lungs.
- Airborne Transmission: Research shows that the virus can stay alive in the air for up to 3 hours. When you breathe air that has the virus floating in it, it gets into your lungs.
- Fecal-Oral: Studies also suggest that virus particles can be found in infected people’s poop. But it still isn’t known if the infection can spread through contact with an infected person’s poop. If that person uses the bathroom and doesn’t wash their hands, they could infect things and people that they touch.
- Surface Transmission: Another way to catch the new coronavirus is if you touch surfaces that someone with the virus has coughed or sneezed on. You may touch a countertop or doorknob that’s contaminated and then touch your nose, mouth, or eyes. The virus can live on surfaces like plastic and stainless steel for 2 to 3 days. To prevent the spread, clean and disinfect all counters, knobs, and other surfaces you and your family touch several times a day.
The virus most often spreads through people who have symptoms. But it may be possible to spread the virus and not show any signs. Some people who don’t know they’ve been infected can pass it to others.
Sometimes a person can trace how they got the virus because they will know they have been in contact with someone who is sick. In other cases, the cause is unknown. Community spread is when someone gets the virus without any known contact with a known sick person.