Tampa Housing Authority is committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our residents. We want to keep you informed. We are taking measures, including frequent sanitation of common areas in THA buildings. The following actions are designed to help keep our tenants, clients, staff, partners, and communities safe.
THA is cleaning common areas of buildings daily and sanitizing door handles, railings, bathrooms, elevator buttons, and other frequently touched surfaces.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Prevention
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. Clean surfaces that you share with others, such as doorknobs, telephones and bathroom surfaces.
- Wash your hands OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or wipe with at least 60% alcohol.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the common signs of the virus are like the flu. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include:
- Shortness of breath
Residents, please advise Staff if you develop symptoms.
People At High Risk
Older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious Coronavirus (COVID-19) illness. Early data suggest older
people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because:
- As people age, their immune systems change, making it harder for their bodies to fight off diseases and infections.
- Many older adults are also more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness.
If you are at increased risk for COVID-19 complications due to age or because you have a severe underlying medical condition, it is especially important for you to take action to reduce your risk of
CDC Recommendations For Those At High Risk:
- Stay at home as much as possible.
- Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
- When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
- Avoid crowds.
- Stay up to date on CDC Travel Health Notices