The following message was so cool; I am glad and proud to have this man as my landlord. I left out names for purposes of FOIP.
It’s been a while since my last correspondence regarding Covid-19, and how lovely that has been. Now we seem to be entering a second wave, but because of your good-work during the first wave, the hospitals seem to be operating at normal or even quiet levels.
We our asking that effective Friday, July 24, 2020 all tenants, their guests and any visitor to the building wear masks while in any common area of the building. This means but is not limited to: hallways, stairwells, elevators, vestibules, parkades, and laundry rooms (masks have already been required in laundry rooms).
There is nothing in the Residential Tenancy Act or your Lease that says your landlord can force you to wear a mask, and the jurisdictions have not yet made masks mandatory in public places. I am also aware that there is a growing number of “anti-maskers”. Masks have been proven to stop the spread of Covid 19.
When we speak it can be like the splash zone at Sea World; it’s our anatomy. Covid-19 loves a wet talker, breather, and cougher, and eventually all of us will run into an individual that’s immune compromised, or knows someone who is immune compromised, or knows someone who knows someone who is immune compromised.
To be clear: Effective Friday, July 24, 2020 Masks will be mandatory in the common areas of all [name] Properties’ buildings and will remain in effect, until further notice.
Nobody has the right to spit into someone else’s mouth when they speak. The only way to stop the spit leaving our mouths, and entering or landing on someone else’s person, is to wear a mask. It is the polite thing to do, and it is the selfless thing to do, and it is necessary for the sake of the economy and our freedom.
So I implore everybody: don’t be impolite, and don’t be selfish.
Besides blocking any infiltrating goober-tinkles, the further benefits that come along with mandatory masks will be: the eradication of unit 513’s garlic breath, no more yellow tooth smile of suite 918, Mr. Spinachtooth from apartment 200 will get a new name, and Mrs. Clownlipstick from #421 will look a little bit better. If only masks could also prevent people from dropping a hot martin in the elevator.
Physical distancing of 2 meters or 6 feet is still in effect in all buildings. I also ask that you offer your fellow tenants sole-use of the elevator if your have the opportunity to do so.
If anyone is short on masks, let us know, and we’ll see what we can do. I’m still trying to procure hand sanitizing stations for the buildings, but supply is still short unless you’re a pension fund.
Vaccines remain our best hope, but unfortunately a cloud with a silver lining is still a cloud.
Thank you to all of you for being the finest group of tenants for which any landlord could ask.
[name] Director of Operations