Avoid surfaces that may be contaminated. It’s imposable for janitorial and cleaning contractors to keep the surfaces everyone touches clean and free of bacteria and viruses no matter how often they clean or what they use to clean. When possible avoid touching surfaces that are touched by others, if you have to touch them be sure to wash your hands and to keep your hands away for your face and mouth until you are sure they are clean and germ free.

Social distancing. Many experts also are urging people to practice “social distancing,” which is the idea of maintaining a roughly 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.

If you get sick. Medical authorities are strongly urging all persons who exhibit symptoms to stay home and avoid public spaces unless you need medical care. You also should separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.

Keep physical and close proximity contact with others to a minimum.  Don’t squeeze into an elevator with others, wait for the next elevator. Don’t stop to visit in hallways or common areas. Don’t invite others to visit you. Do keep in touch with friends and family by phone or facetime. Do remember to show patience with others.

For additional information on dealing with Coronavirus (COVID-19) check out the CDC’s website www.cdc.gov

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