Covid – response

Hello Port Members,

Following recommendations from the WHO and the Center for Disease Control, we are asking our Port members and their guests to help us to prevent the spread of disease and limit the impact it can have on our community in all our locations. Thanks for reading this and for supporting our efforts!

Hygiene

The important guidelines about hygiene are as follows:

  • Wash your hands frequently and properly. A guide can be found here: www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection
  • Use your arm or sleeve when coughing or sneezing, not your hands, and use hand sanitizer regularly. Wash your hands. (It’s a theme.)
  • If you experience the symptoms of fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately.
  • Please dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands or use sanitizer any time you have used tissues. (There’s that hand-washing again!)
  • Refrain from touching your nose or mouth. If you do, please wash your hands afterwards. (In case you forgot.)

We are making extra effort in all locations to clean shared surfaces regularly with disinfectant. We will also provide hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes. We ask members to please consider using these after meetings on surfaces that have been touched. It is also helpful if you have your own personal supply of sanitizer.

If You Are Sick

For the safety of our coworkers and community, we are asking members who are displaying even mild flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough and cold to stay home. Please! Not only is this common courtesy, it will help you recover more quickly and keep your immune system strong. While the chances of community infection of COVID-19 are very low, it is still cold and flu season, and staying home is the most important way to protect others from getting sick.

If You Have Traveled

At the time of writing people who have recently traveled to mainland China and have been cleared through their entry point are being asked self-quarantine for 14 days, even if they show no symptoms, to monitor for any symptoms of illness. This may be extended to those who have traveled to other areas where COVID-19 is spreading. If you have recently traveled internationally or may have been exposed to people traveling from affected areas, please monitor yourself. If you are showing any symptoms of illness we ask you to check with your healthcare provider. Please do not plan to return to work until you’ve been cleared and are no longer sick.

Guests

For the security and protection of our members and staff, all guests at The Port should also confirm they have not travelled to mainland China or other affected regions in the previous 14 days, and are not symptomatic or unwell. We ask for members to help us enforce this.

We are closely following the recommendations by the WHO and CDC and will provide updates as needed. In the meantime, thank you for helping continue to keep our welcoming community healthy and safe!

-The Port Workspaces team

HELPFUL LINKS

World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

CDC Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

This message was sent through The Port Workspaces Member Portal by:  Alex Rogers alex@portworkspaces.com

This message was sent through The Port Workspaces Member Portal by:  Alex Rogers alex@portworkspaces.com