Here at Atlantic, we always ensure a safe and enjoyable experience while searching for your next home, and we pride ourselves on the welcoming, safety-conscious environment we have thoughtfully established for this to take place. With unforeseen conditions and circumstances in regard to COVID-19, we would like to take this opportunity in our current environment to provide an update on the steps we are taking as a corporate community to be proactive. In this challenging time as we battle COVID-19 it is important for us not to panic or overreact, but instead be smart thinking and aware of our environment.
We are implementing and following the guidelines we have been provided by the CDC and other reputable health organizations, which include frequently washing our hands, avoiding crowded areas and events, staying at home and having digital interactions when possible.
We would like you to know that we are taking steps on site at Atlantic to continue forward with our business by implementing some adjustments to how we conduct business. We have the capability to show homes virtually by video and virtual walk through tools such as Matterport, and plan to implement this approach to home buying and selling as a modified sales approach during this time of precaution. Tours are available via our listings and website, and this will allow you to view our properties for sale from the comfort of your own office or home. We are a paperless company, and we are fully capable of conducting business virtually and working from our digital platforms.
We are committed to ensuring a clean and safe environment for both our clients and agents. In our own offices we are taking all advised precautions including cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting all public areas and workspaces multiple times a day. We have been training our agents on the above guidelines, the importance of disclosure and adherence to precautions.
We understand the world will be doing business with different rules and multiple challenges going forward, and we will continue to adapt and focus on how we can deliver the most professional experience possible to our valued clients here at Atlantic. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us to further discuss at 404.961.7111.
For general precautionary suggestions, please read more below:
During a time of operational adjustment from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we urge everyone to remain calm. Simply practicing good hygiene is the best way to protect yourself and those around you. The simplest and most important step, washing your hands, is the biggest tool in combating the spread of the virus. Following these measures is highly recommended to ensure the safety of everyone, and yourself.
These are some straightforward steps that we can all take to help reduce the burden on health services in the weeks ahead. The best idea of them all is to stay inside and stay informed. If you feel it is necessary to go out in public, please remember, do not panic. Practice these simple steps to protect yourself wherever you go.
Washing your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. We highly recommend washing your hands for 20 seconds or more to ensure dirt, derbies and germs are thoroughly removed.
Maintain at least a 3-foot distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. When someone coughs or sneezes, they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Keep surfaces clean
Disinfect high-traffic surfaces with a bleach based cleaner or disinfecting wipes. COVID-19 can live on hard plastic and metal surfaces for up to 3 days, so consistent cleaning can keep the virus at bay.
Don’t touch your face
While your skin does a great job of protecting you from outside entities, touching your face can give the virus access to parts of your body that don’t have that same protection as your eyes, nose and mouth. Once your hands are contaminated the virus can spread when you rub your eye, for example. Avoid touching your face as much as possible.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Cover your mouth with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze. Or cough into tissue and dispose of it immediately after use.
If you have symptoms, seek medical care
If you’re coughing, sneezing or running a fever, seek medical attention immediately. Call your doctor first to let them know of your symptoms so they can prepare for your arrival .Do not leave your house unless otherwise instructed and remember to always follow the directions of your local health authority.
Stay informed of the latest developments about Coronavirus and follow advice from your healthcare providers. Follow your local and national public health authorities on social media, turn-on news notifications on your phone, and keep an eye on the news for the latest with COVID-19. National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area.