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Charlestown Self Quarantines During COVID-19
Over the next 2 weeks Charlestown’s concierge team will provide apartment home delivery of mail twice a week for all residents. In our ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of the COVID19, we ask that you not come to the lobby for incoming or outgoing mail of any kind.
Standard mail, as well as cubby mail, will be delivered in a bag that is hung on your door handle. For everyone’s protection, the mail bags cannot be reused for mail delivery. Starting Friday, April 3, 2020, mail will be delivered to each resident’s door according to the following schedule:
|Resident Apartment Location||Mail Days|
|Fountail Hill (1), Maple Terrace (2), New Carroll (4 & 5),
Courtyard Crossing (7), Arborside (8),
Greentree Court (9) & Edgewood
|Friday & Tuesday|
|Chapel Court, Parkview, Harborview,
Caton Ridge & St. Charles
|Saturday & Wednesday|
|Brookside & Herbert’s Run||Monday & Thursday|
The concierge team will continue to deliver all packages and over-sized envelopes, including prescriptions and perishables, to your door within 24 hours of receiving them.
Early in the week of April 6, 2020, a green bag will be delivered to each resident for use for outgoing mail, including stamped and campus mail (such as monthly payments directed to the Finance Office.) Hang bag with outgoing mail by 11 AM, on your designated mail day (see above.) Keep green bag to reuse it for future outgoing mail.
Stamped mail will be given to the U.S. Postal Service. Make sure to affix proper postage. Stamps can be ordered and purchased from the campus store by calling the front desk.
|Resident Apartment Location||Concierge Contact|
|Herbert’s Run & Brookside||(601-8593) Cross Creek Front Desk|
|Chapel Court, Parkview, Harborview||9601-8100) Charlestown Square Front Desk & Caton Ridge|
|St. Charles||(601-8755) St. Charles Front Desk|
|Fountain Hill (1), Maple Terrace (2), New Carroll (4 & 5)||(601-8320) Fountain Hill (1) Front Desk|
|Courtyard Crossing (7), Arborside (8), Front Desk Green Tree Court (9) & Edgewood||(601-8355) Lobby 7 Front Desk|
Call the front desk between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. to have items delivered within 48 hours.
Essential Items Available via Concierge
These are complimentary during the COVID-19 situation to tide you over until your groceries have been ordered and delivered.
Bar of soap
Toothpaste (travel size)
Tissues (travel pack)
Toilet Paper (single roll)
Instant Regular Coffee (Single Serve)
Instant Decaf Coffee (Single Serve)
Regular Tea Bag
Decaf Tea Bag
Distilled Water (Gallon)
Peanut Butter (individual serving)
Crackers (individual serving)
List of Charlestown Grocery Store Items Available for Purchase and Delivery
Delivery will be within a 48-hour timeframe. The items are subject to change based on availability. The cost of these items will be charged to your monthly bill. Please reach out to your Concierge at your front desk to place your order.store-items-for-sale
by Ann MacKay
Many of the work from home tips will work for us.
Austin Kleon has a list of 10 tips from his book.
Here is my personal list:
– Read the books you have been meaning to read for months
– Purge your closet
– Try puzzles (the Cross Creek library has cabinets full of puzzles)
– Declutter room by room
– Listen to podcasts on your computer, tablet or smartphone
- The Happiness Lab, has new episodes devoted to improving your well-being and mental health during the current coronavirus pandemic. Now you can listen to an episode on how to combat social isolation with Dr. Jamil Zaki from Stanford University as well as an episode on how to make rational decisions in a time of anxiety with Dr. Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan.
– Follow along on 972 Exercise programs.
– Connect with family and friends using phone, video conference, email, text and old fashioned letter writing
– Learn something new using online classes
– Listen to TED Talks
– Play with your food delivery – make new recipes with the ingredients that are delivered to your door.
A symbol to express our connection with others is vital in this time of “social distancing.”
Note: Residents are responsible for providing their own flags if interested in participating in this voluntary resident-initiated activity.
Eugenia High, Chair, Grounds Committee, Residents’ Council
We are collecting a list of the groups and clubs who are meeting by Zoom or other technologies during this time of self-quarantine.
Photography Interest Group (PHIG)
Virtual Friday Happy Hour Group
Please let us know if your group is meeting virtually.