Earlier this week, Federal and State guidance was issued to increase social distancing and inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Most pertinent to our community is the advice to avoid non-essential gatherings and travel and to limit gatherings to 10 or fewer people. The estimated timeframe for maintaining facility closures and other social distancing measures has changed frequently. It is no longer possible to predict exactly when the Clubhouse could be re-opened for normal activities and social events, or private use rental of the Clubhouse facility.
Accordingly, the GH-CP Board of Directors has decided to keep the Clubhouse closed for all events until further notice. The Board will continue to monitor local, State Department of Health, and Federal CDC guidelines to determine when the Clubhouse may be reopened. The Board will meet, using virtual technology, whenever the need arises as new information becomes available regarding the pandemic. The Association office remains open, but hours may vary. Call 804-472-3646 to confirm.
GH-CP Association activities and social events that were cancelled through the end of March are now cancelled indefinitely. Sponsors of private use events scheduled in April are being contacted to advise them that the Clubhouse is no longer available for their private use events. We will make every effort to accommodate rescheduling of private use events once the facility is reopened.
The Board of Directors also decided to proceed with normal seasonal maintenance on the pool and bathhouse facilities. It is not known at this time how the Coronavirus will affect the opening of the pool and seasonal facility usage. However, we will move forward with normal spring repairs and maintenance to assure continuing care of the pool and recreational facilities. Work projects will be scheduled and staffed in a manner to maintain social distancing.
During these uncertain times, we encourage everyone to follow guidance of public health officials to increase social distancing, avoid non-essential gatherings and travel, and practice good hygiene. Together, we can make a difference in flattening the curve and inhibiting the spread of this virus. Do stay in touch with neighbors, friends, and family in familiar and unfamiliar virtual ways, as we adjust to this new normal.