Each condominium complex and their residents can practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions.
It is advisable to discuss and let owners and guests know the extra cleaning procedures you implement.
These are the areas to focus on for extra sanitation:
- Light switches
- Trash chute handles
- Elevator buttons (inside and out)
- Stair railings
- Phones and call box
- Communal washing machine buttons
- Any other frequently touched items or surfaces in your complex
Remind all members of the association to continue practicing basic social distancing measures like limiting your time spent around large groups and avoiding unnecessary close contact with people (e.g., handshakes, aloha kiss). 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 with at least 60% alcohol.
Other hygiene practices include:
- Wear a face mask in public indoor spaces or anytime you will be in close physical contact with others.
- Wash hands with soap and water any time hands are visibly dirty or you have come in contact with public surfaces.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you start to feel ill, and encourage others to do the same.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
It is also recommended that everyone get a flu shot. People with seasonal influenza will exhibit similar signs and symptoms as COVID-19 (fever and cough). If more people are protected against influenza, this will reduce confusion and the burden on our healthcare system.