COVID-19 Update (Friday, April 24)
Governor Brian Kemp announced at a 4 p.m. Press Conference on Monday (April 20) that he will begin Phase One of re-opening Georgia’s economy starting today (Friday, April 24). Kemp’s plan largely aligns with President Trump’s Opening Up America Again guidelines, which includes three phases specific to individuals and employers, and an appendix for vulnerable individuals.
Although the shelter-in-place order for Georgia remains in effect until April 30, today (April 24), gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, estheticians, hair designers, and massage therapists can re-open. However, these businesses will be subject to specific restrictions. Kemp also is allowing restaurants and movie theaters to re-open Monday, April 27. They, too, will be subject to specific restrictions and must abide by strict social distancing protocols. At this time, bars, nightclubs, and performance venues will remain closed. To read more about Governor Kemp’s recent order, please click here.
Telework, when possible, is recommended under phases one and two of the White House guidelines and is strongly encouraged by Governor Kemp. As testing has been limited up to this point and Chatham County has not met the Federal Reopening America gating criteria, The Landings Association will err on the side of caution and continue allowing team members who can do so to serve residents remotely. Landings Security and Public Works will continue working onsite using the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. The Association is carefully monitoring the data for a sustained downward trajectory of positive COVID-19 cases during a 14-day period of time before consideration of entering into Phase 1.
Please be assured that although some of our team is working remotely during this time, we all still are accessible to answer questions and respond to your needs. A few years ago, when our area began experiencing what seemed like at least one hurricane a year, The Landings Association worked to make sure that most of our systems, as well as our phones, are cloud-based, eliminating business interruption during emergencies and allowing our team members to work from anywhere that has an internet connection. It is during times like COVID-19 that we are especially grateful for our pre-planning.
Remember, you still can contact The Landings Association Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (email@example.com or 912-598-2520). Additionally, we have added online forms to our website (www.landings.org) to make specific processes even easier, including a Residential RFID New Vehicle Application. You also may notice that some forms are missing, including those for reservations for the Sunset Pavilion, Athletic Field, and the Picnic Grounds. The Landings Association has canceled all reservations and events on common property until further notice as we do our part in encouraging social distancing during this time.
We urge residents to continue to be diligent and exercise even more caution during the “reopening” process. This is a time to heighten your defenses to prevent increased exposure to COVID-19 as we return to our new normal.
This article was originally published by The Landings Association on their website. Visit landings.org to read the original article. https://landings.org/news/2020/04/24/covid-19-update-friday-april-24