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Charlestown Self Quarantines During COVID-19

Apartment Home Delivery of Mail

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.

INCOMING MAIL

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

 

PACKAGES

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.

OUTGOING MAIL

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.

Concierge Services

 

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.

Deodorant
Bar of soap
Razor
Toothpaste (travel size)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Tissues (travel pack)
Toilet Paper (single roll)
Laundry Pod
Dishwasher Pod
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

List of Things to Do

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

– 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.

Show Your Concern by Placing a Flag on Your Shelves

Place an American flag on your shelf to demonstrate our concern for the Charlestown community (residents and staff), our family, friends, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) victims and also represent our fervent desire for our country to overcome the devastating effects of the spiraling spread of this disease.”

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.

Thank you,
Eugenia High, Chair, Grounds Committee, Residents’ Council

Clubs and Groups Communicating During Coronavirus

We are collecting a list of the groups and clubs who are meeting by Zoom or other technologies during this time of self-quarantine.

Journal Club
Photography Interest Group (PHIG)
Unitarian-Universalists
United Methodists
Virtual Friday Happy Hour Group

Please let us know if your group is meeting virtually.

Instructions for Learning Zoom

There are lots of Youtube tutorials at Zoom.us. I have picked a couple to get started.

Zoom 101 Sign Up & Download Meeting Client
 
How to join a Zoom Meeting Video if you get an invitation.

Empty Spaces

Not many people about on March 23rd. 

Bulletin board at Cross Creek

Bulletin board at St. Charles

Black Swan empty chairs

Shortline cordoned off by chairs

A lonely Terrace patio