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Condos, Cruise Ships and COVID-19: Surprising Commonalities

Condos, Cruise Ships and COVID-19: Surprising Commonalities

Becker & PoliakoffThe cruise ship industry has been particularly hard hit by COVID-19’s rapid spread amongst passengers. For those who were unfortunate enough to deal with a ship-board quarantine, the fact that they would eventually be able to disembark and return to their homes helped them cope. But what if your home posed the same risks as a cruise ship environment?

Multifamily buildings and particularly high-rises are similar to stationary cruise ships: many have shared ductwork, common enclosed areas, and even food stations as part of an amenity program. Just as with a cruise ship, you’re sharing air, passageways and thousands of surfaces with hundreds of other people.