Covid-19 has proven to be a rare challenge to the entire world and though Rexburg is not considered a hotbed of infection, we still have taken many steps to protect our tenants. Take a look to know what we are doing to keep Windsor both beautiful and sanitary:
Staff sanitizes both buildings six days a week including the apartment exterior door knobs and all flat surfaces in common areas. This increased our cleaning expenses beginning March 1st and we expect to continue this practice for the foreseeable future.
For Spring- we placed all tenants who arrived from out of town into their own empty apartment for ten days and if they were symptom free after that, they moved in with their roommates. Thankfully, we have no symptomatic tenants nor a positive tested tenant!
We gave a large canister of Lysol wipes to each apartment with instructions how to sanitize knobs, faucets, remote controls etc. to decrease risk of infection.
We have masks on standby if a tenant gets sick and we have an apartment that we will move the uninfected roommates into for 2 weeks after last exposure as per our health department guidelines.
We purchased toilet paper back in February for our tenants in case they run out. We have hand sanitizer dispensers available in common areas of each building.
We have offered grocery pickup if someone gets sick so that they stay in their apartment. We also started a non-profit food delivery business that brought a different lunch to their door from a different local restaurant six days a week during lock down.
Our staff wear N95 masks when they enter any occupied apartment and they always wear gloves.
We stopped weekly clean checks to limit going into apartments.
We have barriers in the office entrance so there is physical distance between staff and tenants.
We have encouraged more emails and texts versus physical visits and we have limited office hours (Monday through Friday 2 to 4 p.m.) so there is less chance of infection spread.
We limited gym use to only 5 tenants and we cancelled yoga and Zumba classes for now to decrease social gathering.
We started a social "meet your neighbor" game for those who wish to participate-- providing interested tenants another tenant's phone information so they can get to know a neighbor without leaving their apartment.
We did a door decorating contest for the tenants with instructions to only use items from their apartment.
We provided each tenant with a symptom chart and a flow chart they can follow to know when to seek medical help. These were provided by our local Idaho public health office.
We sanitized every apartment possible during the Spring break and had tenants stay in their rooms if they were living there to avoid contact.
All our carpets are treated with a three month germicide solution that destroys viruses on contact.
Spring tenants received a free private room/bathroom upgrade which increased social distancing and provided privacy for online classes. Private bathrooms are one of the best ways to prevent infection spread.
All winter tenants received Spring Break for free to encourage staying in Rexburg during the break in another effort to minimize new germs coming to Rexburg and infecting roommates.
Because Covid-19 is all over the world, we cannot remove all risk for infection, but we have done everything we can to lessen the risk for our tenants and provide each tenant with a clean, beautiful apartment that has great wi-fi and their own private bedroom and bathroom for Spring and Summer.
With Fall Semester, we will be full and each bathroom and bedroom will have two tenants only. Windsor Manor will continue doing all we can to sanitize public areas and we encourage our tenants to practice social distancing, good hygiene, and the wearing of masks when appropriate. We expect tenants to use good judgment as they return to Rexburg and protect themselves and their roommates with appropriate distancing and frequent hand washing especially the first two weeks after arrival. Please use your symptom chart and let management know if you have health concerns.
We hope to continue providing a great home for our tenants in spite of the pandemic-- so you can get on with your education.