The DeWitt County Housing Authority is doing its part to protect its residents from exposure to the coronavirus outbreak as health officials say we should prepare for this like it is in our communities.
In a Tuesday release, Chris Ware indicates their janitorial staff is regularly disinfecting their commons areas, bathrooms, elevators, and lobbies. They are also stopping rooms reservations, a move that prompted the DeWitt County Clerk to move polling places for the Tuesday election.
With a vast amount of information circulating about this virus outbreak, the Housing Authority is pointing residents to the CDC website for how to best prevent infection.
Residents with undiagnosed respiratory symptoms to avoid common areas and encourage visitors to limit interactions with elderly residents and those that have pre-existing health conditions. Ware asks anyone sick to stay away from the building.
If individuals are under self-isolation or quarantine, they are asked to inform the housing authority.
The Housing Authority also asks residents who may be displaying flu-like symptoms to seek medical attention.
Residents or community members with concerns can contact the Housing Authority at 217-935-8804. Ware will continue to communicate with residents regarding the latest processes as the situation evolves.