As Pennsylvania Experiences a Resurgence in COVID-19 Cases, Penn Estates Announces New Mitigation Efforts
It is now nine months since the pandemic began, and while we thought it would be over by now, the numbers have shown an increase bringing forward some continued uncertainties. While this is unnerving, it is something that we do not have total control over, but there are many things we can do to protect each other and work to keep the count of COVID-19 cases down. We can all be diligent regarding our personal space, health, personal hygiene, and surroundings. We remind everyone to properly wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when you enter any association buildings, maintain 6 feet from others, wash your hands properly, and stay home if you can.
In light of our area experiencing a resurgence of COVID-19, we want to reassure the community that the Board of Directors and Management continues to take all necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of members, tenants, guests, and staffing.
Effective Monday, November 30, the Administration Office hours will be Monday – Saturday from 8:00 -11:00 am and 1:30 – 4:00 pm for in-person transactions. The first hour of business is reserved for senior members, expectant mothers, and those with underlying health concerns. All entering must wear a mask, and entry will be limited to two people at any one time.
Please direct your guests to obtain passes at the kiosk and not go to the Welcome Center for entry passes. This will expedite their entry and allow for social distancing. As a reminder, landlords are to register their guests at least three days in advance of arrival.
The following facilities will be closed by the end of the day Wednesday, November 25, until further notice:
Community Center – Fitness Center- Playgrounds
We ask that in-person meetings are limited to reduce the risk of exposure. If you need to conduct business with us, visit our website, email us, or call (570) 421-4265 and dial the extension of the individual you are seeking to contact. Our staff can assist you with many of your needs by telephone or email. It is imperative that when leaving a voice mail, you speak slowly and provide your contact information to allow us to assist you with your requests. For general questions, please send an email to email@example.com.
Please know that we will continue to keep you updated on our actions as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic as directives are issued by Federal, State, or local agencies.
While the season of giving is upon us, I ask every one of our residents to take a moment to slow down and cherish all that we have to be thankful for. In a world with so many current uncertainties, it is ever more important to embrace each other and hold the sense of community tight. Reach out to a neighbor, extend the olive branch to ensure that they are ok and if they need any assistance. We want to make sure that everyone is safe.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff, I wish each and everyone of our residents a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!
Phyllis Haase, Community Manager