Message from the Mayor

March 31, 2020

Condominium Association/Homeowner Association: 
Suggested Building Guidelines

During the past several weeks, I’ve noticed significant variations in the way buildings have adjusted to the COVID -19 situation. We are all fully aware of the danger we face, the transferability of the virus and our need to protect our residents. With this in mind, below is a list of suggested guidelines your building (where applicable) may want to implement; and that if enacted, will help provide a safe and secure environment for your owners, lessees and staff.
 
Please consider:

  • Permitting only residents, leases, and staff into any building. (Health aides should be permitted.)
  • Prohibiting the following individuals and/or groups from entering your building(s):
    • Guests, including family members;
    • Contractors with the exception for emergency personnel allowed (e.g. plumber, air conditioning) which must go through the manager.
  • Restricting delivery personnel access and establish a delivery protocol that requires:
    • Packages and food deliveries to be placed outside with staff signing for delivery and then bringing packages and food deliveries inside;
    • Newspapers dropped outside.
  • Closing all common areas such as social room(s), fitness room (s), Library(s), pool(s) with furniture removed and any other room or area not listed where people may congregate.
  • Discontinuing valet service.
  • Closing office to residents and limit access to email and phone communications.
  • Restricting elevators to 2 passengers at a time.
  • A vigorous cleaning program using an appropriate disinfectant/anti-bacterial cleaner:
    • All door handles, common area surfaces and elevator buttons cleaned a minimum of 4 times daily;
    • High traffic surfaces wiped with disinfectants continually;
    • Carts cleaned a minimum of 4 times a day.

If you have not tightened your building to this level, please seriously consider doing so as one COVID-19 case in the building has great probability of quickly spreading to many. A little more discomfort for our owners now can and will pay great dividends tomorrow. Good luck and stay safe.

Doug Hillman, Highland Beach Mayor
“Stay Home, Stay Safe”

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Phone: (800) 232-4636
CDC Website
Email: covid-19@flhealth.gov

Florida Department of Health (FDOH)
Phone: (866) 779-6121
FDOH Website

 

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