Amenities Notice - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Grand Oaks Amenities Notice - Coronavirus (COVID-19)


5/19/2020

POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR USE DURING COVID –19 PANDEMIC

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

1. Use the Pool Area at your own risk. The Association will not be responsible for your use of the Pool or socializing in the Pool Area during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

2. Do not enter the Pool Area if you or anyone in your family has been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 14 days, have symptoms of Covid-19, or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have Covid-19 within the last 14 days.

3. You must shower and wash before entering the pool.

4. Social distancing guidelines shall apply to close contact with people outside of your home, even at the pool. Always maintain a distance of at least 6 feet apart from one another. Remember, anyone can be an asymptomatic carrier of covid-19.

5. Social distancing in pool is required.

6. If you notice any bodily fluid or excrement in the pool immediately get out and notify management.

7. In order to maintain physical distancing guidelines, the Association may remove some chairs and tables; please only use one chair or table.

8. Each community member and guest is responsible for his/her own health. People with high-risk conditions should not use the pool or any other community amenities for their own protection.

9. Owners/residents and their guests violating any of these provisions will be subject to fines and other sanctions.

10. The Association has determined to open these amenities as a convenience to the owners/residents and their guests but makes no representations or warranties as to their safety during the pandemic or that they will remain open.


Important Note: Use this area at your own risk.


5/4/2020

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order on April 23, 2020 (“Order”) allowing certain “non-essential” businesses such as gyms and fitness centers, to reopen on Friday, April 24, 2020. The Order provides that “public” swimming pools are not permitted to open until the Order expires on May 13, 2020. Based on this information, and after review and guidance provided by Cherokee County, Grand Oaks amenities will remain closed until the expiration Order expires on May 13, 2020. Please see the full summary provided by our legal firm, WCZ. (PDF).


4/3/2020

Dear Grand Oaks Owners and Residents,

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the Board of Directors would like to assure you that the Association and Management are collectively following recommendations from public health officials and other governmental authorities. As we navigate through these unchartered waters, we will keep you informed of changes as quickly as possible. However, in some cases, we may need to make quick decisions that may impact your routines and/or be inconvenient, but the health and well-being of the Community’s residents, visitors and Management representatives are a top priority. At some point, the Association may even be required to take certain actions if mandated by a governing authority. We will do our best to keep you informed of any changes that are made to Association operations.

After much consideration, the Board has deemed it to be in the best interests of the Association that it takes certain actions necessary to attempt to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 Virus within the Community and its surrounding area.

Below is a list of initiatives that will take effect immediately:

  • In an abundance of caution, the Association will be temporarily closing our Common Area amenities (i.e. pool, pool deck area, playground, tennis courts, and bocce ball) until further notice. The Board will reassess opening these areas when practicable and responsible.

It is also important that all residents take appropriate actions to keep themselves informed, healthy and safe to avoid the spread of this Virus to others. The Association and Management urge residents to minimize the number of visitors and service personnel invited to the Community. Social Distancing is important, so please maintain a minimum of six (6) feet when encountering another person within the Community. It is imperative that as a community we do our best to follow the warnings, guidelines and restrictions that have been set forth by public health organizations, like the CDC and the World Health Organization, and by federal, state and local governments.

Please be aware that we may have owners or residents who are self-quarantined and/or who have even tested positive for the Covid-19 Virus. We simply do not know, and the Association will not take any action to investigate these matters as we respect our owners’ and residents’ privacy and, unless directed to do so by public health officials, we will not investigate the same nor share information about individual residents.

As a reminder, reported symptoms can include a fever, cough, shortness of breath and other flu-like symptoms. If you develop any of these symptoms, especially after traveling, it is recommended that you call your local healthcare provider. We request that residents who find themselves in this situation follow the recommendations of public health officials and seek medical assistance, if necessary. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please contact your doctor, a local medical center or the health department. 4

Below are some best practices and recommendations from the CDC to help prevent the Covid-19 Virus from spreading:

  • Most importantly, stay home when sick; do not go to work, school, or attend mass gatherings
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw your tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands regularly using soap for at least 20 seconds. Washing your hands often will help protect against germs. Use of alcohol-based sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol content) is also encouraged when soap is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Germs often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches the eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including door knobs, keyboards and telephones, often to eliminate germs.


Finally, we encourage you to obtain the most accurate information regarding COVID-19 by using credible sources, like the CDC web site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and the WHO web site at https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.

The federal government is working through its agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services (such as the CDC) to obtain more information and ensure that the CDC website stays up to date with the newest information. We have posted many useful links to our community website - https://www.grand-oaks.org/covid-19.


In closing, the Board of Directors is working closely with Management, legal counsel, and other experts to closely monitor the situation and ensure that appropriate precautions are being taken to minimize the spread of the Virus in the hope of protecting the Association and our residents. It is important for individuals to recognize exposure risks when inserting themselves into any gatherings of people. We encourage residents to stay informed, be prepared and take all proper actions when necessary.


Thank you for your cooperation.

The Board of Directors