Q. All we hear about
is Covid, Covid, Covid. Isn’t there any other news in the building?
A. There’s plenty of
other building news but the pandemic will still be with us by the time you read
COVID PROGRESS REPORT.
At the time of this writing, we know of no person in the building who has
caught Covid. That’s very good news, but not
time to let down our guard against this highly contagious and deadly disease. Wash
your hands 20 seconds as soon as you come home. Wash your hands immediately
after returning from the Laundry Room. Wear a mask.
BUILDING MANAGER –
Our dedicated Building Manager Joseph Arellano is now back full time, and we
appreciate his daily troubleshooting. BUT please practice Social Distancing and
do not enter his office. Stand no closer than his doorway to chat with him.
Call or text him at 619.339.3490. The virus is no excuse to ignore a problem in
your unit like a leaky toilet or hearing a sound that seems wrong. Call Joseph!
LAUNDRY ROOM – Try to
be alone. If someone is folding their laundry, come back later. Sure it seems
unfriendly, but this is the new friendly.
POOL – The new Covid
pool rules are working. No more than about ten swimmers can occupy the pool
area, NO GUESTS. Our lounges will be washed down twice a week. Please remember to
limit your sunning to 2 hours so others can enjoy the pool too.
ELEVATORS – This
Covid rule needs to be taken more seriously. This is a time to NOT do the
polite thing and invite strangers to crowd into the elevators with you. This is
the time for Social Distancing. Try to ride the elevator alone or with your
partner or take the stairs. Please don’t take offence if the elevator stops on
your floor and the riders inside hold up their hands in the Stop Sign –
choosing to ride alone. Forgive them. They are just being safe.
MASKS – Please for the sake of your health and the health of
others, wear a mask. A mask will also create barrier so you don’t inadvertently
touch your nose or mouth (which is how the virus gets in).
PIZZA DELIVERY – If
possible, meet your delivery person in the lobby so that less strangers from
outside are in our elevators and hallways.
BUDDY SYSTEM – We
thank our volunteer Buddies who have been helping residents in various ways
such as computer coaching over the phone, getting groceries for people, going
to the post office, rolling up notices and putting them on 118 doors and
posting notices on the laundry room bulletin boards. If you are sequestered and
need a Buddy’s help, contact Buddy Coordinators Brandt Montgomery or Karyl Miller.
ANNUAL MEETING - Due
to uncertainty about the virus we were not able to schedule our normal June
Annual Meeting and Board Elections. Elections and Annual Meeting are postponed
till possibly August or September.
There are also new
State rules governing HOA Elections (having nothing to do with the virus) that
must be adopted by the board this year. You will be getting a special mailing
informing you about the elections and inviting you to nominate yourself. The
annual meeting will probably take place on computer using Zoom and you will be
given a notice on to how to log on.
Incentives to vote:
As usual, we are offering one free month ($450) dues to one lucky voter. So
UPDATE - ROOF! FINALLY! Our new roof project will begin around June 15 and will go on for about two months. First the old roof will have to be removed. A trash tunnel will be set up going all the way down to the street. It will be noisy and dirty and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Due to the virus precautions, roofers will be wearing masks in the common areas, and will have their own portable toilet
Newsletter Written by Karyl Miller and Edited by Trish Mylet