Message from the Community Manager Moving to Phase Green

 In General

Dear Residents,

 

At Penn Estates, POA, we remain steadfast in our commitment and dedication to keep all of our members informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Currently, as you already know, Monroe County is moving to green on Friday, June 19, 2020, as per the Wolf Administration.

In the green phase of the COVID-19, we will continue to work in coordination with all state, federal, and agency guidelines in an attempt to continue to mitigate the transmission of the virus.  Some of those efforts including requiring social distancing, facial coverings, and other best practices in the best interests of public health and safety as it relates to our residents, their family members, guests, and our staff.    While this phase facilitates a gradual introduction to our new normal, it is still important to maintain strict guidelines to keep the spread of disease at a minimum.  We cannot guarantee that even with these guidelines in place that the virus may be present, and you may be at risk. We will continue to ask each of you to do your part and to cooperate with the staff at all times.

As the temperature outside is rising and summer is almost upon us, many are wondering when the pool will open.  We are happy to report pool opening will be on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 11:00 am.

There is a capacity restriction, cleaning schedule, and registration required.

There will be four daily time slots being 11:00, 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 at each pool for 90 minutes each.  Two separate designated pool areas will allow for 40 members per pool per time slot. After the 90 minutes, all members will be required to leave the pool complex so that staff may sanitize, as per the CDC guidelines. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours in advance, i.e., 11:00 am time slot must be reserved by 11:00 am prior to the day being requested.

Our pool registrations will be handled via website registration for members in good standing.

When you log onto the system, there is a general waiver that must be completed, printed, and brought to the pool with you each day for each and every person entering the pool area by an adult.  Admittance will not be permitted without the waiver, youth included. You will then arrive at your scheduled time with your waiver and your photo amenity badge for access (additional waivers will be at the pool if you should need one).

The badge monitors will collect your waiver and compare the name on the form with your photo amenity badge and compare the waiver to the pool registration confirmation list.

All registered participants will be required to use the portable wash station or hand sanitizer provided before entering the facility and have your temperature checked by the attendant.  If you are sick or experiencing fever, we ask that you cancel your registration and not come to the pool.  Anyone with a temperature will not be permitted to access the pool area.

Furniture is not being provided at the pools for safety reasons. Food, toys, and floats are not be permitted.  Only US Coast Guard approved lifejackets will be allowed into the pool area.

You will be asked to participate in active swim for your time slot, and when not swimming, the mask guidelines as per the CDC will be required to be followed.  We ask that you maintain social distancing from anyone outside of your family.

Here is an overview of the entire operation of the Association as we stand today:

Welcome Center
All staff continue to serve the membership
Occupancy is currently two guests maximum at a time
Masks are to be worn by all staff and patrons as per the CDC guidelines

If you are not wearing a mask, you must register at the gate kiosk
Social distancing is still required
Administration Building

The building is open to members
Occupancy is currently four guests maximum at a time
Only the person conducting business is allowed, all others must remain outside
Members with high risks for COVID-19, including those over 65 years of age, will be served from the hours of 8:00 am to 9:00 am exclusively

Masks are to be worn by all staff and patrons as per the CDC guidelines
Social distancing is required

Community Center

Meetings will resume

Social distancing is required

Rentals are now permitted with occupancy, cleaning, entering, and leaving restrictions
Occupancy limited to one person every 36 sq. ft. not to exceed 60 people
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines

Recreation Center

Social distancing is required
One person for every 36 sq. ft. not to exceed 15
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines
Amenity Badges Required

Fitness Center

Social distancing is required
One person for every 36 sq. ft. not to exceed 10, first come first serve
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines when not exercising
Amenity Badges Required

Pools

Open Saturday, June 20
90-minute swim times with a reservation required

Required to register 24 hours in advance of swim time
Maximum 40 guests per swim slot per pool
Closing after every 90 minutes for cleaning
No furniture provided
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines when not in the water
Social distancing is required
No toys, games, or floats
Amenity Badges required

Beach

Social distancing is required
One person for every 36 sq. ft. not to exceed 90, first come first serve
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines when not in the water
Amenity Badges Required

Tennis Courts

Open, self-monitored
No sharing of equipment
Frequent and proper handwashing and use of hand sanitizer before and after use

Masks are to be worn when not actively playing

Valid amenity badge required

Playgrounds

Open
Masks are to be worn by all as per the CDC guidelines
Social distancing required
Frequent and proper handwashing

Basketball

Open
Frequent and proper handwashing

No more than 30 people at the full court at any time

 

Sometimes residents face circumstances that stretch available financial resources, and now more than ever, this may be a possibility.  If you are experiencing a unique situation, please contact Susan Strunk or Phyllis Haase at (570) 421-4265, so we may work with you on a plan to pay your account.

We ask that you follow any specific guidelines posted at the amenities/facilities.  Also, all trash must be disposed of in a proper receptacle, or you must take it with you.  Please do not litter.

Please know that we will continue to keep you updated on our actions as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We have seen some remarkable unity throughout this health emergency, and we hope to see that continue!  

Our wish is for all to stay safe and healthy.

Phyllis Haase, Community Manager

 

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