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Midland Shared Spaces, Inc. (MSS) Coronavirus Preparedness

March 27, 2020

MSS continues to actively monitor the rapidly evolving situation around the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus.

Effective March 13, all meeting rooms have been CLOSED until further notice. Meetings currently on the schedule will be canceled. MSS will continue to monitor and communicate when the reservation system will become available.

The MSS facility will remain open to tenant staff, but ask that each tenant seriously consider limiting outside visitors to the building. The MSS administration team will continue to work remotely until Friday, April 3 at which time MSS will re-evaluate and communicate further. The facility team will be in and out at their discretion to monitor systems and maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

All MSS staff will be accessible during business hours to support your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out as needed via phone or email. 

Thank you for your understanding and support!

March 20, 2020

MSS is actively monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus.

Effective immediately, all meeting rooms will be CLOSED until further notice. Meetings currently on the schedule will be canceled. MSS will continue to monitor and communicate when the reservation system will become available.

The MSS facility will remain open to tenant staff, but ask that each tenant seriously consider limiting outside visitors to the building. The MSS administration team will be working remotely beginning Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 27 at which time MSS will re-evaluate and communicate further. The facility team will be in and out at their discretion to monitor systems and maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

All MSS staff will be accessible during business hours to support your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out as needed via phone or email. 

Thank you for your understanding and support!

March 16, 2020

The COVID-19/coronavirus is an “emerging, rapidly evolving situation.” MSS is a public facility open to a wide variety of agency employees, clients, and guests. MSS is also home to MCADS, a facility that serves a population of clients highly susceptible to this respiratory disease. For these reasons, we feel that it’s important we share this information with you. It is critical that we work together to ensure the health and safety of all MSS facility users. Please take the time to understand what you can do to prevent the spread of illness and to be familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, all outside agency rentals will be temporarily unavailable. Existing reservations scheduled before March 30 will be canceled and fully refunded. Any outside agency reservations currently scheduled beyond March 30 will remain on the schedule. MSS will continue to monitor the pandemic and communicate with those agencies as needed. 

There will be no restrictions placed on tenant agency room reservations at this time. As you prepare for your scheduled meetings and events, please consider the CDC recommendations regarding the number of attendees. Also, please remember to use the provided hospital-grade cleaning materials to wipe clean the tables, chair arms, door handles, and other often touched surfaces before you exit the space. 

Symptoms

Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure and include Fever, Cough, and Shortness of Breath. For more information on what to do if you are sick, click here.

Be Aware

Our facility is home to agencies that work with senior citizens as clients or volunteers. Please consider that this population is particularly susceptible to the coronavirus. We utilize the same HVAC system and shared spaces. Do not enter the facility if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who may have the coronavirus.

Take Precautions

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Consider NO handshakes.
  • Self-Isolate (STAY HOME) - If you are sick, please do not enter the MSS facility.

Clean Surfaces

It is believed that Covid-19 can be contracted by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it. If you utilize a shared meeting room, your support in maintaining cleanliness is more important than ever. Materials are available for you to wipe down tables, chairs arms, door handles, and all frequently touched surfaces before you exit the meeting space.

What is MSS doing?

Our team is working to ensure the cleanliness of the shared spaces. All public/shared/common space and entry door handles will be disinfected daily with hospital quality disinfectant. Meeting spaces are outfitted with hospital quality disinfectant for use following each room reservation. We will continue to monitor the progression of this outbreak and make decisions as needed to maintain a healthy environment for all MSS tenant employees.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/index.html or Texas Health and Human Services at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/