COVID-19 Awareness and Common Sense Practices

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With the Coronavirus on the news and a topic of conversation dominating the world, it is important to look at what this means where we live and how we can respond to this without fear.  There are things that we can practically put into place to be smart and contribute to a solution that is within our power.  Whether you are a landlord, tenant, homeowner, or business, we would encourage a few safe practices that will assist you, your government, your business, and those around you in practical and empowering ways.

EMC Property Management has adopted certain practices in the approach to social interactions and exposure to our clients, tenants, and properties to be safe, responsible, and cautious.  Here are some basic guidelines and education from the World Health Organization on how to empower yourself and those around you.

Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice Respiratory Hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions

The approach of Property Management in general is one of evaluating the worst case scenario, preparing and protecting practically against that, and working hopefully towards a best case scenario.  We would encourage that with care, education, and safety we can approach this with preparation, without fear, and with work towards a best case scenario together.

For more info on COVID-19 from the Gov of Canada CLICK HERE
For more info on COVID-19 from the Gov of AB CLICK HERE


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