Re: Impact of Covid-19 on Common House design
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2021 15:02:56 -0700 (PDT)
Not to fill the list with Mosaic suggestions!
But specifically our mailroom does not have a separate ventilation
system and it is the room everyone (even those most careful/at risk)
must use.


On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 4:07 PM Diana Carroll <dianaecarroll [at]> 
> I think Bob is right about designing for the likelihood of future
> pandemics. And to me, the single most important aspect of that is
> designing ventilation. I'm not an expert on the subject so I can't give
> specific advice, but working with someone who does understand how
> ventilation (such as separately ventilated spaces) affect virus
> transmission seems like a really good idea.
> Diana
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2021 at 4:02 PM Bob Morrison via Cohousing-L <
> cohousing-l [at]> wrote:
> >   I think the current pandemic will be over by the time your CH is up and
> > running, but I think there is a high risk that we will have another
> > pandemic in a few years and that cohos that are in the design phase should
> > design their CHs to handle this. I think the most important thing is to
> > design in more space than you think you will need in all the important
> > areas: Mailroom (if you have indoor mailboxes, which I think you should
> > have if possible), living room, laundry room, and great room. Here at
> > Mosaic Commons, crowding in these rooms was a problem before the pandemic
> > hit and is a bigger problem (except in the GR, because we aren't having
> > gatherings) now.
> >
> > Bob MorrisonMosaic Commons CohousingBerlin, MA
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(The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries

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