Re: CoronaVirus mitigation
From: Fred-List manager (
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 06:32:45 -0700 (PDT)
Patricia Lautner <lautnerp [at]>
is the author of the message below.  It was posted by
Fred, the Cohousing-L list manager <fholson [at]>
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JPCohousing in Boston has published the attached sheet with a protocol to
follow.  It includes recommendations about when to close the commonhouse,
when to suspend common meals, etc.  Our community will discuss these
recommendations on Wednesday and may make adjustments.  I think this is a
nice model to start from, feel free to adopt to suit your own community's

Patti Lautner

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM Ann Zabaldo <zabaldo [at]> wrote:

> Hello Mena and all — Thank you for initiating this thread, Mena.  It’s a
> valuable one.
> Since you’re at Ground 0.5 for the coronavirus in the US (L.A. seems to
> have earned the crown of the most identified cases) maybe you have some
> lessons for us?  What changes have you made? What procedures do you have in
> place?
> At Takoma Village in Washington DC our RISQUE pod (committee) has been
> requested to address this subject. So something is starting here.
> May I make a pitch right now for mitigating other contagious diseases such
> as colds and flu?  I have a compromised immune system all year long. Not
> just during flue season.   When I get sick it’s lights out as it’s been for
> the last 2.5 weeks after catching someone’s cold.  But this is not about
> just safety for me … it’s safety for the whole community … all year. When
> little kids get sick, inevitably the parents get sick too and pretty soon
> whatever bug it happens to be is circulated throughout the community.
> Would it be helpful to everyone to not get sick, lose work time, lose time
> w/ the family, etc. etc. etc?   Why not have these procedures in place for
> healthy living all year?  We have guidelines around food safety. Why not
> around hand washing?  Wiping down surfaces in community spaces?  And of
> course around coughing, handshakes, sneezing  … ?
> The coronavirus is a serious issue.  And I’m delighted to see it sparking
> conversation about safety.  Let’s put these procedures in place for healthy
> living all year for everyone.
> :-)
> Best --
> Ann Zabaldo
> Takoma Village Cohousing
> Washington, DC
> Member, Board of Directors
> Mid Atlantic Cohousing
> Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
> Falls Church, VA
> 202.546.4654
> Dear Karma — I have a list of people you missed.
> > On Mar 5, 2020, at 3:58 PM, Mena Quilici <menaq20 [at]> wrote:
> >
> > What, if anything, are you changing to mitigate the spread of the
> > Coronavirus in your community?  Are you making changes in community
> meals,
> > adding additional chores such as wiping doorknobs, etc?  Do you have
> plans
> > in place to take care of members who are ill or on quarantine?  It’s a
> big
> > discussion item here as the virus spreads in Washington State.
> >
> > Mena Quilicj
> > Quimper Village
> >
> >
> > --
> > Mena Quilici
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