We continue to closely monitor developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from a local, state and national level. We remain prepared to follow directives from officials and take action that is needed. In an effort to assist you in preparing for the expected pandemic coronavirus COVID-19 in our region, we ask that all residents read the following information thoroughly and be as prepared as we can in the event of an outbreak.
You are encouraged to check websites of the State of Texas Emergency Management, the US Center for Disease Control, Hays County, City of San Marcos and the local Red Cross Chapter; and contact them to obtain additional information. You may also contact the COVID-19 Hotline at (512) 972-5555 to ask questions concerning COVID-19.
Please be advised that SMHA staff may not be remaining on the property once an outbreak has been reported. We encourage all residents to take responsibility for themselves and their families just as we have advised our employees. In the event of an emergency, please call local law enforcement or the local fire department.
When an outbreak is announced –
Listen to the State, County and City public announcements and/or public health officials on the radio, television and alerts sent via email and posted on websites. Do exactly as advised, including staying home if you are ill, keeping children home, etc.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, using soap and warm water, especially after sneezing or coughing. Alcohol-based hand cleansers are also effective.
Avoid close contact with those who appear unwell and have a fever and cough.
Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing or sneezing. Cough or sneeze into your sleeve if a tissue is not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious foods, and keep physically active.
If you feel unwell, stay home from work or school, and avoid crowds as much as possible. Contact your health professional and follow their recommendations.
During the Outbreak –
Continue to listen to the announcements from the CDC, State of Texas, Hays County and City of San Marcos. Do as advised in alerts to the public.
Continue to follow the hygiene recommendations noted above.
Stay indoors. Contact with others is to be avoided.
Do not run generators or propane tanks inside your apartment dwelling unit.
After the Outbreak –
Follow SMHA procedures when contacting staff, approaching the office or requesting repairs or maintenance.
Our primary concern is the health, well-being and safety of our residents, employees, vendors and visitors. As we follow guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we appreciate your cooperation and patience during this difficult time. Together, we will get through this.
For more information go to: smpha.org or call: (512) 353-5058.