Midland Shared Spaces, Inc. (MSS) Coronavirus Preparedness
With recent increases in positive COVID-19 cases throughout our community, MSS requests that masks be worn in all common spaces of the building. We ask that masks be worn as you exit your suite and in workrooms, breakrooms, and restrooms.
MSS has provided several disposable masks to each agency Executive Director. If you need more, there is a small amount still available on request.
Helpful hint: our team has found the reusable cotton masks available at Old Navy to be affordable, comfortable, and stylish. (https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=1157699)
Please encourage all employees, volunteers, clients and visitors to wear a mask on entering the MSS Facility.
If you are attending or hosting a meeting, the use of masks once inside MSS shared meeting rooms is at the discretion of the participants. Though MSS highly recommends virtual meetings hosted via Skype, Zoom, or the like, meeting rooms will remain available to tenant agencies only. MSS will maintain current capacity limits with the recommended 6 feet of social distancing. Please maintain these distances within your meetings by not rearranging furniture.
As a reminder, the current shared room capacity is as follows:
- Conference Rooms A and B – 3 people
- Board Room A and B – 7 people
- Training Room – 16 people
- Community Room – 18-30 people dependent upon setup needs
- Break Rooms – 5 people
- Work Rooms – 2 people
Please also consider only one person in an elevator or on the stairs at a time.
In the break rooms, masks should be worn when 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained. Please also:
- Use disposable goods instead of shared dishes
- Use hand sanitizer or wash hands before and after use of appliances, handles, knobs, etc. Don’t touch anything you don’t need to.
- Clean the table where you ate before and after use.
- Clean the surfaces of the coffee pots before and after each use.
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.
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.
- 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.
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/