Updated April 17, 2020:
A letter from our Executive Director:
March 23, 2020
Dear TMHA/HDC/Voucher Resident:
In this time of seemingly endless uncertainty, we have had to act in a manner foreign to some but necessary because of the nature of this emergency. My priority is not only the safety of our residents, but also our employees. You are reminded that you are to practice aspects of social distancing as well as embracing sanitization practices constantly. Specifically, you need to stop gathering in groups, limit visitors to your residence to matters involving health and safety, and constantly sanitize your apartments and hands as necessary. Be extra mindful that you need to help us help you. Please, only put toilet paper in the toilets as other paper sources tend to cause clogs. Adhere to the pronouncements to stay in place at home. Limit your movements to health and safety matters such as shopping for food, gassing your car or getting medicine or medical supplies. We are in an emergency, now is the time for you to be as vigilant as we in regards to upkeep and care.
We have faced the challenge of the supply chain in this country being problematic. Despite those challenges, we have received numerous items for staff use in your buildings and properties. For those of you residing in stand alone units, we trust that you are adhering to sanitization standards as well.
The bottom line is if you are ill or feeling ill, have a pre-existing condition such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, or any respiratory ailment, you must take necessary precautions. Your health is important and I urge you to prioritize it. If these symptoms occur, you should quarantine yourself in place and make your medical doctor aware of your particular situation. I am attaching again the advisory information from the CDC and Health Departments as we are not medical or health professionals. As residents, however, you MUST take seriously the warnings being given you by the medical and health professionals. Additionally, all actions taken by staff, at MY direction, are to ensure the safety and health of all. Please respect each other as we work through this unprecedented event.
The Governor’s Stay at Home order will go into effect at midnight tonight. TMHA staff shall continue to serve the needs of our residents as we are exempted from this order. We will likely, however, modify the manner we provide services. Your task is to keep yourselves safe. Should you need additional guidance, by all means reach out to your Housing Manager.