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Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

AFI’s latest blog post, talked about how moving to and from apartment communities is most common in the summer months. While a lot of factors may play into the decision to find a new place to call home, there are two important aspects of the moving process that are always present:

  1. Moving IN to a New Community.
  2. Moving OUT of the Current Community.

While fairly obvious, each item is critically important as failure to plan appropriately can result in added stress, or even added expenses! When it comes to moving out of a current residence, the general expectation is that the exiting residents will leave the apartment in similar condition to how it was received. An unwillingness to put in a little elbow grease can result in the withholding or total loss of one’s security deposit, and even added fines in more egregious circumstances.

According to a survey by Rent.com, more than 25 percent of renters have lost part or all their security deposit at some point (Lassman, 2019). Again, seems obvious, but if it is so simple, then why are one of every four people being penalized?! Thankfully, many online resources such as Apartments.com provide renters with resources/checklists to help plan appropriately for the move-out process  (Pirulis, 2020):

  1. Give Proper Notice – Many complexes have policies regarding when notice must be provided to be eligible for receiving the security deposit back. Failure to do so on-time could result in a total loss regardless of how sparkling clean the apartment is left in!
  2. Consider a Cleaning Service – Residents should assume that Managers/Landlords have seen a TON of “clean” apartments. While the term is somewhat subjective, a local cleaning service may be able to help if the task is too much to handle oneself.
  3. Take Pictures – A reference point following move-out will be very beneficial should any concerns arise regarding condition of the unit.
  4. Schedule the Walkthrough – Consider walking through the apartment with the Manager/Landlord. This activity provides an atmosphere for open communication about any issues and associated costs prior to receiving the bill. 

AFI Property Managers are trained to begin renewal communications 120 days in advance of lease expiration. With each renewal communication, Residents are given the Move-Out Cleaning Guidelines Checklist that states minimum cleanliness expectations for every room, floor, countertop, appliance, etc. in the apartment. Receiving an apartment back in rent-ready (or close to) condition not only saves time and money for the Manager, but will help ensure that Residents receive their security deposits back!

References:

Lassman, C. G. (2019, November 19). The One Thing People Forget to Clean When Moving. In ApartmentTherapy.com. Retrieved from https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/move-out-cleaning-mistake-262210

Pirulis, A. (2020, April 30). The Essential To-Do List Before Moving Out of an Apartment. In Apartments.com. Retrieved from https://www.apartments.com/blog/the-essential-to-do-list-before-moving-out-of-an-apartment

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How to Move This Summer.

Weather, school, and work relocation are just a few of the reasons why we see nearly 40 million Americans move every year (Heath, 2017)! Per a recent AFI blog post, we know that it is likely approximately half of these moves will occur between the months of May and August.

With so many people moving every year, one might assume this means that the moving process is an enjoyable one for most, right? Not necessarily! A recent survey of 2,000 people reported that six of every 10 people cited moving as their most stressful life event ahead even of divorce/break-up (Neal, 2018).

Given the statistics, there is a relatively high probability for someone reading this that they are either currently or planning to make a move this summer. Again, the statistics indicate that this same person is likely experiencing some stress about the process. Fortunately, Apartments.com has provided some tips and tricks to help alleviate some of the moving stress (Pirulis, 2020):

  1. I Need Boxes! – While readily available at most office supply stores, consider reaching out local grocery stores and retailers for a cheaper alternative.
  2. Do I, Do I, Would I? – Three questions to ask when considering keeping or tossing various items during a move. If the answer to any of the following is NO, it is likely time to free up some space!
    • Do I use This?
    • Do I Like This?
    • Would I Miss This?
  3. So Much to Do, Such Little Time! – Consider beginning to pack at least two weeks before your schedule move date. You never know what last-minute items may come up!
  4. General Packing Tips:
    • Use soft/malleable materials such as dish towels and t-shirts as “packing support” when boxing up fragile items.
    • Heavy = Small. Always pack heavy items such as books in small boxes to make it easy to carry.
    • Number or label your boxes. This is especially helpful when hiring movers as it allows them to place everything in the area it needs to go so you can unpack right away!

We have all heard the saying, “If they jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” Well, just because so many individuals move every year does not mean everyone should. Check out another AFI blog post to learn more about the benefits and considerations of renewing at your current property!

References:

Heath, J. (2017, June 20). Why Summer is the Peak Moving Season. In www.allied.com. Retrieved from https://www.allied.com/blog/view/all-blogs/2017/06/20/why-summer-is-the-peak-moving-season

Neal, B. (2018, September 7). 7 Ways to Make Moving Suck Less, From Someone Who Has Done it too Many Times. In www.bustle.com. Retrieved from https://www.bustle.com/p/moving-is-one-of-the-most-stressful-life-events-a-new-study-says-but-here-are-7-ways-to-make-it-suck-less-11832166

Pirulis, A. (2020, July 24). Apartment Moving Day Tips and Tricks. In www.apartments.com. Retrieved from https://www.apartments.com/blog/apartment-moving-day-tips-and-tricks

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Summertime = Lease Time!

Many Property Owners and Managers alike will find that the transition to warmer weather can mean added challenges in terms of general occupancy. With summer just around the corner and more renters searching for a new place to call home, this is the prime time to not only recover occupancy, but pre-lease for months to come (Bennett, 2018). Owners, Operators, and Onsite Teams can all use these following tips help to increase an assets performance, occupancy; and ultimately, top line income. The most critical time to do this is approaching – start planning now!

  1. Full pipeline, full property.

First, the property must have adequate leasing traffic. Online advertisements should provide a unique selling proposition to attract consumers in the target audience. The listing should match the market, without blending into the market. Examples of online advertising sources include Apartments.com, Facebook, Google, etc. It is important to continually track which application sources yield the highest quality leads.

One of the biggest factors of driving quality leads to the apartment complex is the online reputation of the property. According to LinkedIn, the consensus is the sweet spot for online rating average is generally between 4.2 and 4.7 (Callaghan, 2017).

2. Consistent, personal communication.

It is not only vital to call every lead immediately, but to also follow up with every received guest card. Guest cards are typically completed in advance of a prospect visiting the property and indicate that individual is already interested in the community! AFI expects Onsite Teams to respond to new guest cards within seven minutes of receipt and contact each individual three times daily (at minimum) by phone, text, and email. Some helpful items we can learn from guest cards include various aspects of what renters may be looking for in an apartment:

  • Working from home? The free Wi-Fi will be perfect!
  • Looking for family friendly activities? Tell them about the community pool and park down the street!
  • Safety concerns? Feel at peace with ample exterior lighting and security doors!

3. How does the property look to someone passing by?

Curb appeal is the first impression the community makes to a visitor and is an opportunity to invoke a “wow” factor right from the start. Planting rows of flowers, touching up paint, professional landscaping, and keeping the parking lots clean not only attract people to visit the property, but also invokes a sense of pride and may encourage some renewals!

While this is not an exhaustive list of leasing techniques, should all these items be working together simultaneously, great results are much more likely! Make sure not to fall behind this summer. Start making plans now to be 100% occupied through the Summer, and in to Fall!

References:

Bennet, S. (2020, July 30). How does seasonality impact rent prices? Retrieved April 08, 2021, from https://www.apartmentlist.com/research/best-time-of-year-to-rent

Callahan, S. (2017, August 27). The power of online reviews to boost sales. Retrieved April 08, 2021, from https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/blog/b2b-beat/2017/the-power-of-online-reviews-to-boost-sales

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“Spring” into Action! Seasonal Landscaping Tips.

As of March 20th, 2021, the Spring Season is officially upon is! Are you ready for the necessary landscaping changes/improvements that comes with warmer weather?

Whether one is living in a residential home, or managing a multi-unit apartment building, the following items should always be addressed as we start to see that Winter snow melting away (Render, 2021):

  1. Gutter Cleanup and ridding downspouts of accumulated debris.
  2. Be Cool and check on your A/C system!
  3. Seal It Up! Have your windows and screens taken any damage from the changing temperatures?
  4. Prep Your Lawn/Garden. Tree trimming, pruning shrubs, or simply adding fertilizer are all examples of simple ways to care for your lawn even before the start of the new season.

Through years of Multifamily Apartment Management experience, AFI has developed a robust understanding of which seasonal landscaping items are most important to tend to right away. However, for new homeowners or overwhelmed operators, appropriately prioritizing a multitude of tasks can be a challenging endeavor.

The team at Landscape Management provides some helpful tips for getting started with Spring Landscaping this season (Herrick, 2021):

  • Step One – Cleanup: Before looking to “beautify” or improve on a specific area, one must first clear out any existing debris or loose foliage that may have scattered from the Winter.
  • Step Two – Keep Equipment Ready: Anyone that has lived in Missouri knows that the seasons can change in an instant. Keep cleanup equipment ready to go for prompt remediation following any one-off winter events that may occur later than expected.
  • Step Three – Prioritize Edging: Properly edging a freshly cleaned planter bed is a great way to immediately improve the curb appeal and give the property a nice, clean appearance.
  • Step Four – Keep Plants Growing: Pruning allows for existing plants to sprout new leaves that can provide fresh foliage all year long. Do not forget or be afraid to trim away!

Any of the items above can be completed through the utilization of an experienced landscaping company, or individually with the right equipment. Finding the right solution for your property can make this Spring the most beautiful yet!

References:

Herrick, Christina. “Spring into action: How to start the season strong.” www.landscapemanagement.net, Landscape Management, 19 Feb. 2021, www.landscapemanagement.net/spring-into-action-how-to-start-the-season-strong/2/.

Render, Jessica. “7 tips to get your home ready for spring.” www.consumeraffairs.com, Consumer Affairs, 5 Mar. 2021, www.consumeraffairs.com/news/7-tips-to-get-your-home-ready-for-spring-030521.html.

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2021 Trends: The Importance of Virtual Showings!

2021 is here! As an unprecedented year comes to an end, we are left with seemingly fictional tales of a year that brought along several new trends that have since become commonplace. Most restaurants have continued with limited seating, sporting events now play host to screen after screen of remote fans watching via webcam, and facial coverings are considered a necessity when going anywhere in public.

A willingness to change and adapt continues to be a key to success for rental housing operators as many new trends have remained prevalent. Perhaps none more so than the safety, ease of access, and convenience of virtual showings. With the use of virtual leasing tools continuing to expand, a development into other communication functions such as resident engagement, interaction, tours, and collections is being predicted (Chamoff, 2020).

The term “virtual showing” can mean many different things. Whether it is a self-guided tour that prospective renters view online, or a FaceTime walkthrough of a vacant apartment, there should always be guidelines to ensure the potential resident is getting the most out of their virtual experience (Born, 2020).

  1. Virtual Tours Do Not Have to be Complicated – Showings can be as complicated as buying a fancy camera, or simply chatting via FaceTime. What is important, is ensuring that the tenant can adequately see the apartment and discuss with the staff.
  2. Establish and Follow Your Script – Virtual apartment tours may not be the norm for a landlord or a prospective tenant yet, but it is important to be just as thorough as you would during an in-person showing.
  3. Leave Nothing Out – Again, follow your script! Show the entire apartment just as you normally would including amenities, even if they may be closed.
  4. Leave Time for Questions – Again, follow your script! Review any property policies such as pet restrictions, available move-in dates, late fees, etc.

AFI managed-assets have offices open and are welcoming to prospective renters and guests alike! However, we remain abreast to the global situation and are always willing to accommodate for individuals that would prefer to limit in-person interaction. While change and innovation can be difficult, we remain optimistic that these lessons learned will breed new success in 2021!

References:

Born, Mackenzie. “6 Tips for a Virtual Apartment Tour.” Avail.com, Realtor.com, 17 June 2020, www.avail.co/education/articles/6-tips-for-a-virtual-apartment-tour.

Chamoff, Lisa. “Here’s What Industry Leaders Predict for Real Estate in 2021.” Forbes.com, Forbes, 23           Dec. 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/lisachamoff/2020/12/23/heres-what-several-industry-leaders-predict-for-real-estate-in-2021/?sh=48e0a7ac49e7.

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Preparing for Winter in Apartment Communities.

Warm fires, cozy sweaters, fast-approaching holidays, and delicious baked treats may all be things that come to mind when you think of the Winter season! However, for apartment complex Managers and Property Owners alike, the change to chillier weather can also bring about some seasonal issues that can prove catastrophic if not adequately prepared for. While heavy snowfall and severe Winter storms may top the list, items such as slip and fall hazards and frozen pipes need to be taken just as seriously.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average hospital cost of a slip and fall accident is more than $30,000. (Kutner, 2016). The Snow and Ice Management Association goes on to state that snow-related slip and fall accidents can cost between $33,000 and $48,000 on average (Melchior, 2016). Labor for repairing or thawing a frozen pipe can easily amount to a few hundred dollars with totals reaching as much as $15,000 when/if damages are severe enough to result in the need for a new plumbing system (Fixr.com, 2020).

PropertyWare.com has provided the following tips to help all operators prepare communities for Winter weather which will hopefully help avoid these types of issues all together (PropertyWare.com, 2020):

  1. Prepare for Snow & Ice Removal – It is CRITICAL to regularly check weather forecasts during winter months to appropriately prepare for any imminent/severe snowfall.
    • Are you and your Maintenance Team appropriately equipped with the necessary tools for shoveling/scrapping sidewalks?
    • Has your snow removal vendor been contacted in advance to ensure your community is on schedule for service as early in the morning as possible?
  2. APPROPRIATELY Apply Ice-Melt – Ice-melt is a must-have during Winter and is one of the easiest ways to try and prevent slip and fall accidents
    • Biggest Mistake, NOT USING IT! Applying ice-melt regardless of whether the property has been cleared/shoveled allows for ice that exists underneath the snow to be rendered obsolete.
    • Second Biggest Mistake, USING TOO MUCH! Overusing ice melt can lead to the product being unnecessarily tracked into various facilities which can also result in slip and fall accidents. Ice-melt can also burn vegetation beneath or around where the product is used.
  3. Watch Your Pipes – Outdoor pipes/sprinkler systems should have the water shut-off and be completed drained prior to the first freeze of the season.
    • Vacant units should be set to 55F with all faucets left dripping to avoid any build-up.
    • Tenants should be encouraged to leave cabinets with piping underneath (kitchen sink, bathroom vanity, etc.) open to allow for improved airflow.

Now is the right time to prepare for the possibility of severe Winter weather. DO NOT WAIT! Let us keep the well-being of our residents, staff, families, and onsite contractors at the forefront of our minds and have a safe holiday season!

References:

“11 Ways to Get Your Rental Properties Ready for Winter.” www.PropertyWare.com, PropertyWare, www.propertyware.com/blog/11-ways-to-get-your-rental-properties-ready-for-winter/

“2020 Burst Pipe Repair Cost .” www.fixr.com, FIXr.com, www.fixr.com/costs/burst-pipe-repair

Kutner, Adam S. “10 Facts & Statistics About Slip & Fall Accidents.” www.askadamskutner.com, Adam S. Kutner – Attorney At Law, www.askadamskutner.com/slip-and-fall/10-facts-statistics-slip-fall-           accidents/

Melchior, George. “Snow Bias.” www.sima.org, Snow & Ice Management Association, 29 Apr. 2016, www.sima.org/news2/2016/04/29/snow-bias

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Back to School in 2020.

By the end of August 2020, we saw most US cities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for approximately six months with no sign of an “end” in the near future. While more optimism has begun to flourish in recent weeks over effective treatment plans, case reduction, and even the potential for a new vaccine, many individuals around the world have simply chosen to accept the “new normal.”

Many Midwest states did not feel the full effects of the restrictions put in place due to the coronavirus until mid-late March, which meant that most (if not all) schools from Pre-K to Colleges and Universities were placed prematurely out of session. Now, as more “relaxed” restrictions are being implemented in certain areas, many students are returning to their regular coursework either online, in-person, or both.

According to CNN, as many as 34 states have elected to operate on a district-by-district basis to allow for a hybrid of online and in-person learning (Staff, 2020). CNN further suggests that back-to-school shopping may include a few items never before seen in most backpacks (Villano, 2020).

  1. Hand Sanitizer and Face Coverings – Part of the “new normal.” Students are advised to have as many as two or three face coverings available every day.
  2. Wi-Fi Connectivity – Many schools are doling out Wi-Fi hotspots to families in need or setting up makeshift access points to allow for remote learning.
  3. Mobile Devices – Other schools are focusing on the devices themselves (iPads, Kindles, etc.) to put students in the best position to succeed.
  4. Headphones – These tools will enable kids to log on to class sessions and tune out distractions.
  5. Desk or Workstation – The space should be reserved solely as their at-home “classroom.”
  6. Planner or Event Calendar – List of daily activities with times by which work must be completed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while opening schools does pose a risk for the continued spread of COVID-19, there are many reasons why opening schools for in-person instruction is important. These reasons include the critical role that schools play in the well-being of communities, the added support that in-person instruction can provide, as well as the continuation of other special services which are pivotal for student success (CDC.gov, 2020).

For more information regarding the status of school openings in your community, AFI recommends consulting your local Board of Education or county official.

References:

“Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe Return to School in Fall 2020.” www.CDC.gov, 26 Aug. 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/prepare-safe-  return.html

Staff, CNN. “Where schools are reopening in the US.” www.CNN.com, CNN, 31 Aug. 2020,                www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-schools-reopening/

Villano, Matt. “Our pandemic back-to-school supply list.” www.CNN.com, CNN, 13 Aug. 2020,     www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/health/school-year-essentials-coronavirus-wellness/index.html

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SPLASH! Pool Safety & Opening Guidelines.

The sun is starting to shine and many cities and states across the country are beginning to loosen restrictions put in place following the outbreak of COVID-19. A hot topic on many renters’ minds post Memorial Day weekend may be, “when will my community pool be open?” According to ApartmentGuide.com, a swimming pool is one of the top three community amenities prospective renters look for when considering a new apartment complex (Lloyd, 2019).

However, improper maintenance of a property’s pool on a consistent basis throughout the year can turn a community oasis, into an area of concern for Property Owners. Through years of experience and utilization of various resources, AFI is proud to maintain lively pool areas to the delight of our onsite teams and residents!

  • Preparing the Pool:
    • In the offseason, the pool should always be drained, scrubbed clean, and covered with a tight-fitting pool tarp.
    • Once ready to open, the tarp should be removed and stored in a dry location before draining any remaining water from the empty pool, cleaning again, and repainting if needed.
    • With the area clean and debris-free, we are now ready to fill the pool!
  • Checking Chemical Levels:
    • With the pool now filled, it is important to make sure the following chemicals are added and balanced appropriately.
      • pH Level
      • Alkalinity
      • Available Chlorine
      • Calcium Hardness
    • In most areas, a sample of the pool water can be brought to you local water department for a quick test and advisement on how to improve the quality of your pool water.
    • Once all chemical levels are within appropriate margins, city inspector will need to examine the pool area and sign off that it is ready for use.
  • Final Steps:
    • Before opening the pool, Property Manager should ensure that the pool rules are prominently displayed and that the pool phone is operational.
    • Manager/Maintenance Team should continue to inspect chemical levels at least once per week.
    • ENJOY!

Whether you enjoy lounging around at your local swimming hole, or prefer another form of relaxation, AFI hopes all our stakeholders enjoy these summer months and remain safe!

References:

How to Open Your Pool in Spring (2020). In www.lesliespool.com. Retrieved from https://www.lesliespool.com/blog/how-to-open-your-pool-in-the-spring/

Lloyd, K. (2019, August 27). Most Popular Apartment Amenities List. In www.apartmentguide.com. Retrieved from https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/apartment-amenities-list-2017/

V, A. (2015, May 26). How to Open Your Swimming Pool. In www.inyopools.com. Retrieved from http://www.inyopools.com/HowToPage/how_to_open_your_swimming_pool_spring_start_up_in_ground_.aspx

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Standing Together: COVID-19 Assistance Programs.

As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, citizens and businesses alike are facing unforeseen economic challenges. In the last four weeks, the number of unemployment claims has reached 22 million — roughly the net number of jobs created in a nine-and-a-half-year stretch that began after the last recession and ended with the pandemic’s arrival (Schwartz, 2020). More than 50% of small business owners in the U.S. say they will only be able to keep operating for up to three months under the current conditions, according to a new Goldman Sachs survey of more than 1,500 small business owners. Almost all owners, 96%, say their businesses have already been impacted by COVID-19 (Adamczyk, 2020).

While we all hope for life in the US to return to “normal” sooner rather than later, AFI urges all citizens to be proactive and seek further information regarding any governmental assistance programs that may be available. Whether you are newly unemployed, a fearful business owner, or simply struggling to make ends meet during this trying time, we hope the resources below can serve as some benefit:

Additionally, AFI encourages everyone to please continue following CDC guidelines regarding limiting the continued spread of disease through extensive hand washing, social distancing, and self-isolation if necessary. We will all get through this together and need to remain safe until then!

References:

Adamczyk, A. (2020, March 20). ‘Are we going to be left behind?’ Where small business owners can go for help during the coronavirus shutdowns. In CNBC.com. Retrieved from https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/20/where-small-businesses-affected-by-the-coronavirus-can-go-for-help.html

Schwartz, N. (2020, April 16). ‘Nowhere to Hide’ as Unemployment Permeates the Economy. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/16/business/economy/unemployment-numbers-coronavirus.html

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Staying Healthy in Apartment Communities… And Beyond!

Surely by now, most people reading this article have been made aware of the apparent outbreak of COVID-19, more commonly known as the Coronavirus. Some questions that may first come to mind are:

  1. What is the Coronavirus?
  2. What are the associated symptoms?
  3. What can I do to reduce the risk of infection?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “The Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can be spread from person to person” (COVID-19, 2020). The World Health Organization (WHO) cites associated symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and other respiratory issues (Coronavirus, 2020). Researchers at Harvard Medical School have made the following recommendations regarding how to prevent the spread of disease (Coronavirus Resource Center, 2020):

  1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  3. Stay home when you are sick.
  4. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  6. Wash your hands often with soap and water.

According to an article recently posted in the New York Times, “the virus is spread primarily through droplets expelled when someone coughs or sneezes” (Kaysen, 2020). The article goes on to state that perhaps the most effective way to reduce your chances of contracting the disease, is to remain away from densely populated spaces such as common areas and lobbies. This reality may seem particularly shocking to residents living in an apartment complex who share many of the same facilities. However, Dr. Joseph G. Allen, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program at Harvard University later draws attention away from this notion:

“These common areas are in-fact low risk areas because you’re rarely in close contact for a prolonged period. There’s a better chance of contracting the virus from co-workers, family, or a roommate.” (Kaysen, 2020).

While evidence indicates that the most “at-risk” individuals are those that are in advanced age or have a pre-existing condition such as cancer or diabetes, news of a worldwide “outbreak” has unsurprisingly left many people in distress (McCandless, Starling, & Kashan, 2020). However, much like HIV pandemic, the influenza outbreak before that, and the bubonic plague before that, history would indicate that no matter how serious this virus proves to be, it too shall pass.

What we can be certain of, is that we will be left with lessons learned from this experience. This virus has resulted in increased attention to one of the most basic health and disease prevention methods that commonly goes ignored. “Washing our hands with regular soap under warm running water is one of the best ways to prevent illness and the spread of germs to others” (Tabori, 2020). Whether you live in an apartment, duplex, or single-family home, please remember to help your community by following instructions from medical professionals and continue to wash your hands regularly.

References:

“Coronavirus.” www.who.int, World Health Organization, 12 Feb. 2020, www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Coronavirus Resource Center. (2020, March 12). In www.health.harvard.edu. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resourcecenter#Prevention

COVID-19. Factsheet. . , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 Mar. 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov factsheet.pdf

Kaysen, R. (2020, March 7). What Should My Building Be Doing to Prevent Coronavirus?. In www.nytimes.com. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/07/realestate/what-should-my-building-be-doing-to-prevent-coronavirus.html

McCandless, D., Starling, S., & Kashan, O. (2020, March 11). COVID-19 #Coronavirus Data Pack. In www.informationisbeautiful.net. Retrieved from https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/covid-19-coronavirus-infographic-datapack/

Tabori, K. (2019, December 2). 5 Ways Germs Spread and How to Stop Them. In www.conehealthmedicalgroup.com. Retrieved from https://www.conehealthmedicalgroup.com/chmg/medical-services/infectious-disease/5-ways-germs-spread-and-how-to-stop-them/

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