Given how quickly the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation is changing, we wanted to provide an update on some of the actions Christian Tyler Properties is taking, as well as answer some common questions we have received from many of you regarding our office building assets.
First, here’s what we are doing:
- Closely Monitoring the Situation. We are constantly reviewing new updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), government authorities, and relevant business associations.
- Coordinating with Industry Peers. We are in close contact with a number of our peers, including our building managers, our building ownership and management to ensure we are seeing all operational best practices and sharing critical information, with a goal of providing you with the best service during this time.
- Increasing Engagement with our Cleaning Partners. We have actively increased engagement with our third-party cleaning partners to ensure they are properly cleaning common areas on a more frequent basis throughout the day, with a focus on surfaces that are frequently touched.
- Focus on Our Own Business Continuity. We have taken steps to ensure the continuity of our business and welfare of our employees. This includes instructing employees who feel ill to stay home and consult their healthcare providers. We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about respiratory etiquette and washing of hands. We have also temporarily discontinued all non-essential business air travel at Christian Tyler Properties.
Next, here are answers to some common questions that many of you are asking:
- Will there be notification if someone in our office building has COVID-19? We intend to notify all customer contacts within our office if we are made aware that someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 or who has been in close contact (as defined by the CDC) with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19 is reasonably believed to have exposed any part of our offices or building.
- Will our office building close? At this point, our building manager does not expect to close the main building unless it is on the advice or specific direction of federal, state or local authorities. It is possible that specific areas of a building could be temporarily inaccessible during any required special sanitation resulting from a confirmed exposure. To the extent it is within our control, we intend to minimize any such disruptions.
- Will we engage in enhanced cleaning in the event of a confirmed exposure on our premises? If enhanced cleaning services are required by federal, state or local authorities, Christian Tyler Properties, in accordance with the building manager, will coordinate and direct these services using a third-party cleaning partner.
Please know that our planned actions and communication could change based on evolving circumstances on the ground, as well as any future guidance or requirements of the CDC and government authorities.
We want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a healthy and safe experience at our offices for our clients and visitors. Your safety and wellness are our highest priorities and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us.
The Christian Tyler Properties Team
The CDC has specific guidance on how to prepare for, assess and manage risks in these situations and we encourage you to refer to the CDC’s many available resources in this area, including those at the following links:
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
- Resources for Businesses and Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html
- Interim US Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Persons with Potential Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Exposures: Geographic Risk and Contacts of Laboratory-confirmed Cases: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/risk-assessment.html