The COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a significant toll on the United States. The Delta variant is fueling the recent surge of infections. This week, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidelines on wearing masks. Because of soaring cases, health leaders urge even fully vaccinated Americans to mask up indoors. In addition, the agency recommends all teachers, students, staff, and visitors at schools wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
Furthermore, the Biden Administration is now requiring all Federal employees and contractors to show proof of vaccination status. Those who can’t must adhere too strict testing guidelines. In an address, President Biden says people are dying who do not have to die. “If in fact you are unvaccinated, you present a problem to yourself, to your family and those with whom you work,” he said while calling for states to roll out incentives for more people to get vaccinated.
Delta Variant Prevention
Many COVID-19 policies relaxed as vaccinations became readily available. However, with surging cases, communities nationwide are returning to mask mandates. Right now, the Delta variant makes up more than 80% of cases nationwide. In light of this, it may also be time to take a look at the current policies in place on your property.
Above all, the CDC urges property owners and managers to promote behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant.
- Wearing masks in common areas
- Promote social distancing in common areas
- Supply hygiene items like hand sanitizer in common areas
- Promote Cleaning in common areas and individual units
Personal Hygiene and Cleanliness are two of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Click here for the CDC’s recommendations on properly cleaning homes, offices, common areas, and more. This #TuesdayTip also has some helpful precautions for your buildings. HUD also just updated its guidance as well.
Also, don’t forget about the staff members working to keep properties going through the pandemic. HUD encourages property owners and agents to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and the direction of local health officials in all cases. You can find more helpful tips on keeping staff safe from Covid-19 and the Delta variant here.