You may be hearing a lot about COVID-19 (coronavirus), a respiratory illness that originated in China and has now been detected in approximately 70 locations around the globe, including confirmed cases in Michigan. In a rapidly evolving situation like this, staying informed of the facts and taking simple precautions can ease anxiety you may be feeling, while keeping you and your loved ones as healthy as possible. Our number one concern is employee and customer health and safety, and I want to assure you that we’re taking appropriate actions to closely monitor the health crisis and its impact on our employees and customers.
What We Are Doing:
In accordance with MI Executive Order 2020-21 (COVID-19), our jobsites, leasing centers, and models are closed to the public until further notice.
We will continue to perform certain minimum basic operations, such as emergency service/maintenance and work required to secure and protect homes under construction. Additionally, we are offering virtual or phone appointments using Facetime, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, etc. Please call ahead to schedule your appointment.
What You Can Do:
One of the most important things you can do is stay informed. Pay attention to trusted health resources such as the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and your state and local health authorities. You should also take simple preventive measures, as recommended by health officials. These include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Stay home when you are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid handshakes
- Avoid contact with people who are sick; and
- Practice social distancing and maintain a distance of at least 3-6 feet from people whenever possible.
When Should I Stay Home?
If you have symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, coughing, shortness of breath), the CDC recommends you stay home until you are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or cough suppressant medication.
While these measures may be inconvenient, our goal is to reduce the risk that any anyone might contract or inadvertently spread the virus. We will continue to monitor the situation, and will issue appropriate guidance by the end of the six-week period (April 20, 2020). We’ll continue to keep you updated as this situation develops.
Please stay safe, and thank you for all your continued efforts on behalf of MJC Companies.