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Staying safe in an apartment complex during the coronavirus pandemic

posted on May 08, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times. This current reality requires us all to alter the way we live and how we navigate our way through the day. Here are some tips for staying safe in an apartment complex during the coronavirus pandemic.

Physical Distancing

Whether inside or outside, practicing physical distancing is crucial to flattening the curve and protecting ourselves and the most vulnerable among us. Maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from anyone that does not live with you.

Connecting emotionally, virtually

Keeping our physical distance does not mean we cannot connect with the people we love. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are not good for us. Now is a great time to virtually reach out to friends and family. You can arrange a group Zoom or Skype call, FaceTime a friend, or just have a good old-fashioned phone call. If you miss going to the movies with your BFF, why not have a Netflix Party?

Avoid contact in common areas

Physical distancing is crucial, but we also need to be aware of what we touch and what has been touched by others. Panoramic Properties is taking extra precautions by increasing our cleaning and sanitizing of common areas in our rental communities. We are all in this together and we can all help each other while taking care of ourselves. You may want to use a napkin or handkerchief when opening doors. Use a knuckle or elbow to press buttons and remember to wash your hands as soon as you get inside your apartment.

Doing laundry

With so many more people at home during the day, on-site laundry facilities may be in higher demand. Try to avoid peak times, if your schedule allows. Remember to practice physical distancing and be aware of what you are touching while doing laundry. Be careful not to touch your face until you have washed your hands.

Keep busy

Try and keep busy during this time. For many of us, there is no other option. Working from home while homeschooling the kids is enough to fill anyone’s day! If you do find yourself with too much downtime on your hands, you may want to take up a new indoor hobby, learn a new language, cook a meal from scratch, or do an online yoga or fitness class.

Consider your neighbours

With so many more people in self-quarantine and working from home, it is possible that noise levels will increase. We are all in this together. A little consideration can go a long way. If you are playing music or watching movies, you may want to step into the hallway and shut the door. If you can hear the music, your neighbours probably can as well.

Panoramic Properties hopes this helps you stay safe during this unprecedented time.

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