Dear 45 Ocean Condominium Owners & Tenants;
We as a Board felt that it was our responsibility to be pro-active with the global health pandemic that has the danger of affecting all of us. Our governments are playing catch up. Highland Beach just declared a state of emergency.
Our Board met Tuesday night by conference call to make policy decisions in the interest of the safety of our residents. We have reviewed a number of other condominiums and their actions to protect their residents as inputs to our decisions. These initial actions are likely to evolve as we gather new information on a daily basis. Many of the policies will be an inconvenience and we ask for your patience.
It’s important to follow CDC guidelines to keep yourselves from getting sick, and exposing others. We have enclosed information and sources for more detailed information at the end of this letter.
1-OFFICE– In effort to assist with protecting the community and staff, we are limiting one person at a time at the office. There will be no admittance into the office but you will be able to communicate with staff from the doorway. It is preferable that you email or phone the office.
2-AMENITIES– The Board has decided to close the following amenities as a precaution as of 2:00 PM on Wednesday March 18th, but our primary responsibility as residents is to do our part with limiting exposure.
THE POOLS WILL REMAIN OPEN HOWEVER GUESTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE POOL OR BEACH AREA. Pool furniture will be limited and set at 6 feet apart. Please do not move pool furniture.
Per the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.
3-STAFFING-To limit exposure starting this Saturday, we will have employees onsite seven (7) days a week to assist with cleaning of “high traffic” areas: entry doors, elevators, bathrooms, trash chute doors, laundry rooms, etc. Please allow our staff the ability to complete their tasks.
4-VENDORS, CONTRACTORS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS,DELIVERYS-To limit exposure, we are asking all residents to limit vendors for emergency purposes only (e.g., Air Conditioning, Water Heaters, Refrigerator Repairs, etc.). NO NEW CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL BE PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. REAL ESTATE AGENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Regular Package Deliveries (Amazon, UPS, FedEx, etc.) will still be permitted directly to our apartments. However, we require Owners and Tenants to meet Food Deliveries in the lobby or in the garage.
5– IMPORTANT INFORMATION-
THE WEBSITE FOR PALM BEACH –https://www.thepalmbeaches.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update
STEPS FOR PREVENTION-https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- WASH YOUR HANDS
- SOCIAL DISTANCING
- AVOID TOUCHING EYES, NOSE, AND MOUTH
- DISINFECT “HIGH TRAFFIC” AREAS FREQUENTLY
- STAY HOME AND AWAY FROM FAMILY MEMBERS IF SICK
- SHORTNESS OF BREATH
WE ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS AND RESIDENTS DO THEIR PART AND ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USE OF WIPES, GLOVES AND WASHING HANDS FREQUENTLY. WE ARE ALL TOGETHER IN THIS PANDEMIC AND WANT TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE DURING THIS “SEASON”.
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please call the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County at 561 840 4500 and your healthcare provider before traveling to any healthcare facility. We also request that you inform the office.
Our thoughts are with you and your families, stay safe, and stay calm.
President – 45 Ocean Board