CARW (Commercial Association of REALTORS Wisconsin) is continuing to monitor what is a very fluid situation related to the COVID-19 virus and CARW events. We have been in touch with local officials for guidance and will continue to make decisions based on their recommendations and as we learn more about the public health emergency requested by the Mayor of Milwaukee. In speaking with many of the Commercial Real Estate firms, there are corporate travel bans in place through the first week of April. Our National Commercial Organization has recommended the same.
We will communicate individually regarding upcoming events as changes arise. Because this a minute-by-minute situation, we plan to follow it closely and respond reasonably and responsibly. According the CDC, the health risk of COVID-19 outside of the at-risk populations is low, however we advise you to determine your own level of risk associated with any travel or interactions and make the best decision for you. The most at-risk populations are those with respiratory conditions and over the age of 70.
Basic protective measures on the coronavirus can be found on the World Health Organization’s website and include:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water
- Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
- Practice respiratory hygiene
More information can be found on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) site HERE.
We know this is a networking business and relies heavily on social interaction. We encourage you to apply reasonable caution when greeting one another. We’ll have hand sanitizer available at all events and plan to take measures to avoid sharing of materials and serving utensils.
There is a great deal of uncertainty for all of us at this time. We’ll get through it and I welcome your feedback and ideas on what your company is doing in light of this unprecedented event.
Let us know what questions you have. Sincerely,
Joseph F. Lak, Jr., (CARW Chairman) and Tracy Johnson (CARW CEO)