Coffman Essential Services During COVID 6/28/21 The Coffman COVID-19 Health and Safety Team requests: All vendors stop in the office for screening and identification Essential care and other workers contact the office upon arrival Always consider COVID risk using the “3 D’s: Distance, Duration, Dependability”. The COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Vaccination is critical for moving out of the pandemic. Since, not everyone can receive the vaccine, some people will not have a full immune response to the vaccine. Frequently-asked questions guide to COVID-19 prevention in Coffman: 1. Should residents and visitors of Coffman wear masks? Fully vaccinated people can remove masks if they wish. Partially and unvaccinated individuals are requested to wear masks in common spaces. Some people may choose to wear masks, and their choice is respected. Public transportation, health care settings, some retail spaces and airplanes still require masking, so keep one in your pocket or purse. 2. Should workers and vendors continue to go to the office on arrival for health screening? Yes, office staff need to know who is working in the building and will continue health screening. 3. What is the practice for realtors and prospective buyers? A realtor and two adults may view a unit by appointment with office staff. The visit remains limited to the unit only and not to the common spaces of the building. All activities relating to the inspection, sale and move-in are by appointment to ensure health practices are maintained. 4. Can residents have guests? Fully-vaccinated guests are welcome in residents’ units. 5. Will hand sanitizer and air purifiers remain in place? Yes, these are good disease-prevention measures that will help keep residents healthy. 6. Is it necessary to be six feet apart? Fully-vaccinated people need not be socially-distanced. 7. What is the plan for House Cleaners? Residents and cleaners should be fully vaccinated (2 shots + 2 weeks). Cleaning staff should stop at the office upon arrival and should wearmasks at all times. Residents should leave their units during cleaning if possible. Open windows a bit for ventilation; limit duration to 2-4 hours 8. What is the plan for Other Essential Repairs and Services? Residents must weigh the risks of scheduling within-unit repairs. Workers should use the entrance and stairwell closest to your unit to avoid being in public areas. Keep masks on; maximize ventilation 9. Are Guest Rooms open for Guests? Not at this time. 10. Any Other Reminders? If you are not vaccinated for COVID-19 obtain the vaccine as soon as possible Do not visit unmasked or spend extended time indoors with unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individualsStay home if you are sick. Get tested for COVID if you have symptoms.
Questions? Contact the COVID-19 Team: Mary Ellen Jaehne, Jerry Buckridge (Building and Grounds Chair), Leslie Meyer (Health and Safety Chair), and Linda Lindeke (Health and Safety Committee Consultant).
General Health & Safety Information
Emergencies & Assistance with Falls from 911 For any medical emergency, call 911. Have a second person with you when you respond. Send someone to the front door to direct the 911 responders. In emergency situations all board members are able to access keys.
Do not move someone who has fallen. Calling 911 is safer for that person and for the responder. If a person falls and is unable to get up, but is otherwise not injured, you may request that 911 send a “fall assist” team. The 911 operator will collect details and will send two responders instead of the full crew.
Emergency Contact Form The Resident Emergency Contact form is mandatory. It is stored in a labeled file in the office for use by emergency responders.
File of Life Emergency Information File of Life packets are distributed to each unit. Use is voluntary. The packet contains instructions, a door sticker, a holder, and the document itself. Place the sticker on your door and it will alert first responders that you have a File of Life form that should accompany you to the hospital in the event of an emergency. The red plastic holder for the document is magnetic and should be placed on your refrigerator for easy access.
Key Buddies Encouraged Coffman’s voluntary “Key Buddies” tradition is very helpful. Coffman neighbors arrange to check in daily with each other in various ways. Give a trusted neighbor an extra key in the event you need someone to check in or to get you needed supplies, medications, etc.