The following memo was distributed to all building residents on 10 March 2020 (PDF scan of original memo).
To: All residents of Nagle Apartments Corp.
From: Justin Verret
Re: Coronavirus precautions
We would like to advise all residents that the building staff is wiping down the elevator buttons and the entry doors on a more frequent basis with disinfectant. Both the hallway call buttons and the interior elevator cab buttons are being cleaned. We have increased the frequency in these cleanings in an attempt to prevent any germs from spreading within the buildings.
Also, there is a lot of misinformation in the media and on the internet. Our advice is to take direction from the Center for Disease Control (CDC); their recommendations are as follows:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from 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. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
We also recommend that you only heed the advice issued by the CDC or the World Health Organization.