Otarre Pointe Apartment Homes
1137 Fort Congaree Trail, Cayce, SC 29033

How to Stay Safe and Healthy in Your Apartment Common Areas

How to Stay Safe and Healthy in Your Apartment Common Areas

How to Stay Safe and Healthy in Your Apartment Common Areas

Have you been making all the adjustments to your lifestyle in order to protect yourself from the threat of coronavirus?  Are you complying with all of your state's regulations to stay safe?  Even though it may be difficult to constantly remind yourself to wear a mask or to avoid crowded public events, you will want to protect yourself and your loved ones by adhering to the new normal.  When you live in a community like our apartments in Cayce, SC, you will want to be respectful when using community amenities.  There are a few ways that you can stay save when you are using community amenities and visiting common areas in your apartment complex.

Wear a Mask

When you are in common areas that have more than one person visiting them, you should wear your face mask.  This will protect others from your germs, which can actually prevent the spread of disease like COVID-19.  When you choose to visit the apartment lobby, go to the fitness center, and utilize any other indoor amenities, you should wear your mask while you are there.

Adjust Your Schedule

If you have noticed that the fitness center is more crowded during particular times of the day, adjust your schedule so that you can avoid going during peak hours.  Avoiding crowds is another line of defense that you can use to stay safe from the spread of disease.  When you are paying attention to the behaviors of others, you can change your routine so that you can feel more comfortable when you are in common areas.

Touch Fewer Surfaces

Whenever you can avoid touching common surfaces, you should.  You should avoid touching doorknobs, stair railings, elevator buttons, and door handles whenever you can.  Although sometimes you need to touch these surfaces, you will want to thoroughly wash your hands after each time you do.  Be conscious of avoiding these high-touch surfaces so that you lower your risk of bringing home any germs.

Wait Your Turn

Instead of pushing yourself to get on the elevator with other people or walk through the door at the same time as others, you should keep your distance and wait your turn.  Avoid getting too close and remember to maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and others to decrease your risks.  Take time to slow down your normal pace of life, and you will likely adjust to having to wait until people leave a certain area to enter.  

By making these small adjustments, you can protect both yourself and your neighbors at your apartment complex.  Although it may be difficult to continue to take precautions against the threat of coronavirus, it is for the best until the threat is much lower.  At our apartments in Cayce, SC, we have taken many steps to keep the common areas and amenities sanitized and healthy for our residents.  Contact us to hear more about how we keep our residents safe at Otarre Pointe Apartments.