Dear Residents –
It has been brought to our attention that there is a positive case of COVID-19 reported in the Towers. The Housing Authority is working closely with the Butler County Health Department and following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We are taking proactive steps to mitigate exposure to Coronavirus, and these include contracting with a professional company to clean and disinfect all common areas. In addition, our maintenance staff will be disinfecting all high-touch surfaces twice daily.
We have closed the Community Room, Library Room, T.V. Room and Pool Room until further notice. Please make sure that you only have essential “visitors”, these include home health, home aids, deliveries of food and medicines, etc. Limit non-essential visitors and do not allow access into the Towers of non-residents.
The following information is from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is provided for your information.
Take everyday actions during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect yourself and others:
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow. Then wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Clean your hands often, especially when you must leave your home.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- If you do not have soap and water, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and things you touch often, such as tables, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, countertops, remote controls, shared electronic equipment, shared exercise equipment, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
Pay attention to your local news and follow the steps from the local health officials.
If you have caregivers, ask them to check their temperature daily and monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. If they have symptoms, ask them to not come to your home and to notify you if they develop a fever or have other symptoms of COVID-19
What to do if you get COVID-19
- Stay home except to get medical care:
- Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.
- Do not leave your home, except to get medical care.
- Do not visit public areas.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from other household members, especially if they are elderly or have underlying medical conditions that might put them at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness.
- Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
- Wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth if you must be around other people or animals, including pets (even at home). Avoid touching the front of the face covering when you are wearing it and wash your hands before putting the cloth face covering on and after you remove it. Cloth face coverings should not be worn by anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance.
- Stay in touch with your doctor. Call your doctor before you get medical care.
- Avoid public transportation, ridesharing, or taxis unless it is necessary to seek medical care.
Monitor your symptoms.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath but you could have other symptoms, too.
- Other symptoms might include chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
- Trouble breathing is a more serious symptom that means you should call 911 or go to the emergency department right away.
- Follow care instructions from your healthcare provider and local health department. Your local health authorities may give you instructions on how to check your symptoms and report information to them.
When to seek emergency medical attention:
- Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If you have any of these signs, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away. Do not delay. Emergency departments have measures in place to keep you safe if you need emergency care.
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New or worsening confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
* This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care and may have COVID-19.
If you have questions regarding COVID-19 including testing contact the Butler County Health Department (573) 785-8478
We appreciate your cooperation as we all work together to protect our health.