COVID-19 – Update #2

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

To the residents of Place IVPlease follow these common-sense actions to help prevent the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus among us.

We are attempting to prevent the spread through preventative measures, but we also need YOU to use common sense to help us control the spread.

We ask that when using the elevators, try to limit the number of passengers in the elevator to 3 people and try to distance yourselves from others.

Avoid touching buttons and door handles with your unprotected hands and avoid touching your face until you’ve washed or disinfected your hands after touching unsanitized surfaces, such as buttons and door handles.

Disinfect any incoming packages  (using disinfecting wipes, if you have any) that may have been handled by an infected source.

Also note that we are asking all residents to not allow visitors into our building — with the exception of Personal Care Workers (PCW) and other health workers, like nurses and emergency personnel.

COMMON SENSE RULES

    • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
    • IF YOU ARE SICK,
      • limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
      • CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or try to not sneeze into the air — sneeze into your elbow if you must sneeze.  After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.  Germs spread this way.
    • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like flu.

We know that this crisis will end eventually — if we use common sense, we will have survived this pandemic with fewer issues than if we didn’t — so, for the sake of all residents of Place IV,  let’s be smart and fight this together.

 

COVID-19 Update (Corona Virus)

The PCC232 Board of Directors and Condominium Manager are taking a proactive stance on the prevention of spreading COVOD-19 (Coronavirus) in the building.

 

The following is being followed through with the building staff:

      • Security, Superintendent & Cleaners have been advised upon entry into the building to wash their hands completely and then use the hand sanitizer provided.
      • Superintendent & Cleaners have always been advised to wear rubber gloves, changing 2 or 3 times a day.
      • All elevators buttons, door handles, etc. will be wiped down 2 – 3 times daily.
      • Superintendent & Cleaners to add Clorox or Vinegar to the mop pail and change more frequently.
      • GymHand sanitizer is provided inside of the gym for all resident’s hand use before going into the gym.  Please wipe down all gym equipment with the disinfectant spray bottle and wall-mounted paper after each use.
      • For the Security Desk, the staff has been advised to wipe down the Security Desk 3 or 4 times per shift – Lysol wipes have been provided.
      • At the end of each shift, Security is to wipe down the keyboard and surrounding area.
      • Hand sanitizer is provided in the main lobby and RC level  for all guests, contractors, etc. for hand use.

Public Health recommends everyday steps to help prevent the spread of germs and viruses:

      • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
      • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
      • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
      • Stay home when you are sick.
      • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
      • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Face masks are not recommended for the general public, except for people experiencing symptoms and who have been advised to wear a mask by a health care provider.

For more information:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus.html

NOTICE: Bicycles are NOT Permitted in the building

With the nice weather finally here, we hope you take advantage of it and get outside and enjoy the warmer months.

We want to remind you that NO BICYCLES are permitted in the building.  Please lock your bikes in the designated bike racks found in various spots within the parking garages (and please make sure your bike is REGISTERED with the management office)

If you bring a bike indoors, you may be subject to a cleaning fee — avoid the penalty and be smart — lock your bike in the appropriate places.  

Note that the corporation is not liable for damage or loss of bicycles on the property.  

Men’s Sauna is reopened

The project was delayed beyond expectation, but finally the men’s sauna was updated with a new stove and while the sauna was closed, the walls and benches were sanded and re-coated with a special sealer.

As it has been several decades since it was upgraded, we hope you enjoy the results for the next few decades.

Flood warning

This weekend (Nov. 17-18, 2018) we experienced a flooding of the basement level due to someone’s negligence — again.   Someone in our building thought it was a good idea to flush a rag down the toilet.  This bad decision ended costing us all over $10, 000 in cleaning and repair fees.

Please remember that cloths, rags,  towels, paper towels, fat, grease, solid objects and stuff that toilets are not designed for should NEVER be flushed down the toilet.

It ends up costing us a lot of money to recover from those mistakes. All of us.

Your assistance in being a smart owner and resident will help us keep our condo maintenance fees down overall.

Remember, it’s YOUR money too!

New Ping-Pong room opened

 We are pleased to announce that starting Monday April 16, 2018, our new Ping-Pong room (table tennis) will be open to our residents.

The new Ping-Pong room is at the far-end of the Billiards room on the 1st floor.

You can request the key for the room at the concierge desk.  You don’t have paddles and ping-pong balls? … We also have a kit with 4 paddles and 2-balls  that you can borrow when you are getting the key.

We ask that you take care of our new facility by keeping the room clean and taking care to not damage the walls or equipment.

Some basic rules are:

  • You have up to 1 hour per use but must forfeit after your hour is up if someone else is waiting to play.
  • Guests are allowed but must be accompanied by an adult resident.
  • No more than 4 players can play at a time.
  • The resident is responsible for any damage to the facilities and equipment.

Click this link to view the official rules (posted in the room):  Ping Pong Rules

Toilets are not garbage cans

Garbage and wastewater don’t go together but that does not stop residents from making poor decisions when it comes to what they choose to flush down the toilet.

Did you know that  for a product to be considered flushable:  it must break into small pieces quickly,  not be buoyant (it must not float) and not contain plastic or regenerated cellulose but only contain materials that will readily degrade in a range of natural environments.

Sometime it’s simply a matter of not knowing that a product is flushable which can happen when non flushable wipes are not marked with “do not flush” warning or symbol.   As such,  many consumers mistakenly or unknowingly flush non flushable products into the toilet.  Examples of Non-flushable items:

  • “Wet” Wipes
  • Fat,Cooking oil, Grease
  • Tissue paper / wrapping paper
  • Dental floss
  • Cotton swabs
  • Feminine products
  • Diapers
  • Bandages
  • Kitty litter (One of the reasons we do not allow pets)
  • Releasable end of toilet brushes
  • Paper towels
  • Toys
  • Anything that is not toilet paper, human waste and water

Last year, this condo had to spend many thousands of dollars to unclog pipes that backlogged caused by non-flushable items blocking drain pipes.  A clogged pipe causes water and waste to backlog and flood units above the clog.

You don’t want that — nor do your neighbours.

So please be smart and don’t use your toilet as a garbage can.

Something new is coming …

There have been  many requests for a ping-pong table (table tennis) and many are looking forward to challenging their friends to a few games.

We are still under renovation, but when complete, we will have a nice setup for you to enjoy some table tennis with friends and family.  You will also be able to sign out paddles and balls or even bring your own.

We will post more information when the table is ready.

Time for a new grill?

As you may be aware, our Fan Coil Units (your heating and cooling units)  are being replaced over the course of the next several months by Certified Clean Air Services (CCAS).

The external parts (the grills and access panels) are not being replaced as part of the upgrade, but CCA  has offered to replace them with newer grills and panels optionally at your expense.

If you would like some or all of your grills replaced with newer ones,  please complete the form available either at the management office or at the concierge desk.

Payment is to be made to “Certified Clean Air Services”, who will order and install the new grills upon receipt of payment.   Cheque, Visa or MasterCard are accepted as payment.

The smaller supply grills (below) is $65+HST = $73.45 per grillPlease note — these are pictures of the OLD Grills — they are only shown here for identification purposes.

The filter door/Return grill (left) is $145+HST = $163.85 per door/grill  Please note — these are pictures of the OLD doors — they are only shown here for identification purposes.