Announcement: Pool to Reopen, With Restrictions

Notification from: Tanglewood
We are excited to announce that we will be opening the community pool on Thursday, May 14, 2020 with restrictions in place.  We ask that you please follow our guidelines during this staged reopening as a courtesy to your neighbors and for your safety as well as your neighbors’ safety.
We ask that you respect social distancing and stay 6’ apart from anyone not in your household at all times.  Water stations will not be operational; therefore, you are encouraged to bring your own water bottles.
The pools will open with the following safety protocols:
•        If you have any COVID-19 symptoms such as feeling sick, coughing, have a fever, difficulty breathing or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive within the last two weeks, please do not enter the pool area.
•        The pool will be open 7 days a week from 9am until noon, and from 2pm until 5pm.  (Closed from noon – 2 PM for cleaning.)
•        Capacity in the pool deck area will be limited to 25 residents.
•        There can only be 10 residents inside the pool itself at one time.Time in the pool itself is limited to 30 minutes. Please be mindful of those on deck waiting to get in the pool.
•        Residents are asked to limit pool area time to two hours.
•        Hot tubs are limited to use by persons of the same household only.Please limit your time to 20 minutes. Be mindful of those residents on deck waiting to use the hot tub.
•        The pool area will be deep cleaned during the mid-day closure and again at the end of the day.You are encouraged to bring your own cleaning supplies to wipe down tables, chairs, handrails, and any other areas you may touch before and after touching them.
•        Due to time and occupancy restraints, pools will be for residents only. Guests outside of Hometown America will not be permitted to use the pools until further notice.
•        The clubhouse will be unlocked so the restrooms will be available for your use.All other rooms remain closed. Please do not enter other areas of the clubhouse.
•        Gates must remain closed by law. Please bring a tissue, rag, or gloves to open and shut it upon entry and exit.
•        Chairs will be paired in twos, only persons from the same household occupying those chairs grouped together. The grouped chairs must remain 6’ apart.
•        All pool group activities, such as aerobics or volleyball, are not permitted.
This is an exciting first step.  We look forward to the time when it is safe to relax some of these restrictions, but until then please follow these rules.  If we find the restrictions are not being followed, we reserve the right to close the pools to keep residents safe.
The following rules remain in effect in addition to any state or local restrictions/regulations:
•        All indoor facilities remain closed, aside from laundry rooms.
•        Both Hometown and resident sponsored events are suspended until further notice (regardless of size).
•        Gatherings are not permitted at this time, including any outdoor gatherings.
•        Community and sales offices are closed but will be available if residents need cleaning supplies before and after use of amenity equipment.

We know this is not an easy time for anyone and social distancing practices can feel isolating and overwhelming. But these measures are based on state, county and city guidelines, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance for preventing the spread of the virus.
To learn more about what you can do to protect yourself and our community, please visit:
Additionally, health officials are recommending that everyone take the same steps to protect against COVID-19 as are taken to prevent the spread of everyday illnesses like the common cold or flu:
•        Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•        Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
•        Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
•        Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
•        Stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, please stay home until you are fever-free for 72-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
•        Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, or use a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
•        Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using disinfectant cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes.
Thank you again for your partnership in ensuring the health and safety of our residents, team members and communities.

Darlene D Bradley
Community Manager
3000 Tanglewood Parkway
Sebring, Florida 33872
“Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.”

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