June 29, 2020
Dear Vicar’s Landing Member,
Unfortunately, Florida has been in the spotlight for the alarming increase in new cases of COVID-19. Over the past week, the state has experienced record numbers of new cases on multiple days. Cases of the virus in our area have been increasing, too. In fact, a fellow Rotarian from right here in Ponte Vedra Beach died from the virus this past weekend.
With the increase in new cases and the decrease in the number of people who are self-quarantining, we have made the decision to close the dining areas and cancel indoor activities for the time being. As already reported, we have had a couple of staff members who have tested positive recently. I also know that many of you are regularly going off campus for shopping, dining, and social visits. This increases the chance of the virus coming on campus, so it is safer to take these measures until the resurgence dies down.
It continues to be vitally important that you maintain a social distance from people, regularly wash or sanitize your hands, and wear a mask in public. Both Mayo Clinic and the CDC recommend a cloth face covering when you are out and be careful not to touch mask. It should snugly cover your mouth and nose. Please consider wearing a mask on campus, as well, if you will be in an area with other people, such as when you collect your mail.
We will continue to allow pool exercises and outdoor activities if participants are socially distanced. In addition, PS Salon will continue to operate using their precaution protocols in the salon adjacent to the chapel.
The best course of action to ensure your safety and that of your neighbors is that you limit any off-campus trips to vital medical appointments and essential shopping. Remember that we are continuing to provide complementary Publix grocery shopping for all members weekly and I urge you to take advantage of that service.
Thank you for your continued support of our staff and the great work they are doing to provide you the best care and service possible under these circumstances. Thank you also for your continued diligence in following these protocols to ensure Vicar’s Landing remains a safe and healthy environment.