As we approach Summer, COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. As we shift from a pandemic to an endemic state, we will need to retool to allow us to live with the reality of the virus. As we look to Summer 2022, we are in a much different position than in Spring 2020. Vaccines, boosters, and new viral treatments provide us with tools not at our disposal two years ago. In addition, vigilance with masks remains an integral part of our country’s response. RHA continued to require mask requirements indoors for all staff, community members, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. I believe it has served our residents and us well.
As the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, government officials at all levels are reevaluating health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance based on the ever-shifting case and vaccination metrics. Therefore, beginning Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, RHA will return to “Business as usual” except for our development community rooms and temperature readings. We will open our office doors to regular business hours. We will resume in-person meetings without occupancy restrictions and lift mask mandates.
Our development community rooms and computer labs will now open at 8:00 am without the restriction of occupancy. However, we will close each room daily at 4:00 pm to allow our maintenance staff to sanitize the space. In doing so, each site will need to ensure that our sanitizing stations remain fully stocked, and we encourage our residents to use the supplies to sanitize areas after use.
RHA offices will be open to the public without the requirement of an appointment, and we will resume regular business hours. All safeguards will remain in place in meeting areas. Because temperatures are not noticeable, we will continue requiring temperature readings when entering our facilities and ask those with a fever not to enter the RHA offices.
As we always have, we encourage you to protect yourself, get vaccinated, and continue wearing your mask. However, most importantly, please stay home if you are not feeling well.
As we have done throughout, we will continue to communicate with the community through periodic messages with updated information as it becomes available. Please also look to RHA’s COVID-19 page for the most current information.
Stay safe, Thank you,
Chief Executive Officer