New Clubhouse Rules due to Governor's COVID-19 changes
Posted on Nov 24th, 2020
Dear Kings Charter Owners & Residents,
As COVID-19 surges in states across the country, Governor Ralph Northam announced new actions to mitigate the spread of the virus in Virginia. The following actions took place at midnight on Sunday, November 15:
Reduction in public and private gatherings: All public and private in-person gatherings must be limited to 25 individuals, down from the current cap of 250 people. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
Expansion of mask mandate: All Virginians aged five and over are required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces. This expands the current mask mandate, which has been in place in Virginia since May 29 and requires all individuals aged 10 and over to wear face coverings in indoor public settings.
Strengthened enforcement within essential retail businesses: All essential retail businesses, including grocery stores and pharmacies, must adhere to statewide guidelines for physical distancing, wearing face coverings, and enhanced cleaning. While certain essential retail businesses have been required to adhere to these regulations as a best practice, violations will now be enforceable through the Virginia Department of Health as a Class One misdemeanor.
On-site alcohol curfew: The on-site sale, consumption, and possession of alcohol is prohibited after 10:00 p.m. in any restaurant, dining establishment, food court, brewery, microbrewery, distillery, winery, or tasting room. All restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, microbreweries, distilleries, wineries, and tasting rooms must close by midnight. Virginia law does not distinguish between restaurants and bars, however, under current restrictions, individuals that choose to consume alcohol prior to 10:00 p.m. must be served as in a restaurant and remain seated at tables six feet apart.
A significant obligation for us is to assess liability for the Association on all matters. The Board of Directors actions cannot violate the restrictions in place, especially concerning activities such as the general amenities, which are 100% within our control. Doing so could place the KCOA and all homeowners into a liability situation, which is not a position we can allow. After careful consideration, the following measures will take effect immediately:
· A mask or face covering will be required upon entering the clubhouse for anyone aged 5 and over. Mask or face covering can be removed inside of the gym facility at your discretion.
· The Great Room rental policy guidelines will temporarily change. No resident can have more than 25 individuals in the Great Room at one time.
· No more than 6 individuals will be allowed in the gym facility at one time. Please try and limit the use of the equipment to one hour so that other KCOA members can take advantage of the amenity.
· Participants who are not family members must remain at least ten feet apart during all activities except where necessary for the physical safety of an individual.
· Instructors and all participants of group exercise and fitness classes who are not family members must maintain at least ten feet of physical distancing between each other at all times.
As a reminder, all residents are required to sign in and please wipe equipment down after each use. Residents between the ages of 13 and 18 are allowed to use the gym facility unaccompanied by a parent or guardian during staffed clubhouse hours only. Please be sure your child has a minor waiver form on file with the clubhouse staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided all of us with many challenges. Let’s all continue to do our part in preventing the spread of this world-wide virus.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the clubhouse at 550-2507 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KCOA Board of Directors