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TAA resources, guidance on Coronavirus in Texas

Synopsis

The Texas Apartment Association has assembled a new coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page to offer members a convenient source for public health information and tips for rental housing professionals operating in the state.


The Texas Apartment Association has assembled a new coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page to offer members a convenient source for public health information and tips for rental housing professionals operating in the state. We are monitoring this situation closely in Texas and will continue to provide updated resources and information as warranted.

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the immediate risk to most Texans remains low. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that there is likely to be widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States at some point, though there is currently not widespread circulation in most U.S. communities. The World Health Organization (WHO) is now characterizing COVID-19 as a pandemic. That term does not change the assessment of the severity of the disease, but rather its spread in significant levels in a significant number of countries.

We at TAA are not public health experts. We are providing these resources to allow members to access trusted sources in one convenient location. We recommend that you look to the World Health Organizationthe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Texas Department of State Health Services and your local public health authorities for information and tips on minimizing your risk, recognizing symptoms and suggested treatments for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

The new resource page includes links to public health authorities as well as resources available from national real estate organizations that deal specifically with more operational issues. We have also made basic information and prevention tips for Texas renters available on our Helpful Information for Renters page.

As you know, there are new developments every day as communities around the country respond to the spread of coronavirus. We encourage TAA members and the public to look to public health authorities for the latest information, and refer questions related to health to the proper authorities.

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