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COVID-19 Prevention

​Prevention

Community associations, CAI chapters, management companies, and business partners should take the appropriate measures to ensure a hygienic environment, including regular cleaning of common areas and meeting spaces, and refilling of soap and hand sanitizers.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)​, the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19​​ is to practice everyday preventive actions, including:

  • Everyone who is unvaccinated should wear a mask when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.

    • Masks should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
    • Do NOT use a fac​​​emask meant for a healthcare worker.
    • ​Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.​
  • Clean your hands often. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.​​​
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.​
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.​
  • Cover coughs and sneezes. If you are in a private setting and do not have on your face covering, remember to always cover your mouth a​​nd nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • COVID-19 vaccination is especially important for people who may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, such as older adults and people with certain medical conditions.
  • People with underlying medical conditions may get a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or any of the ingredients in a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC has made recommendations on who should get vaccinated first.

When​ Vaccinated

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.

  • ​To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your are.

  • You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance.​

This information is subject to change. It is published with the understanding that CAI is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, medical, or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.​​