Dear Owners, Tenants and Residents,
As a result of the Alberta Government’s announcement that, as of July 1, 2021, Alberta entered Stage 3 of the ‘Open for Summer’ Plan’, your recently elected volunteer Board met to establish a full reopening plan for our Amenities building and Guest Suites.
Discussions considered the Alberta re-opening announcement, the current status of various amenities operations, the processes currently in place (e.g., the booking application on our website), the range of generally understood health mix of our residents, the schedule for our fire alarm system replacement, and the desire for feedback from our owners/residents. With respect to the latter, please refer to the FEEDBACK section of this letter.
While most amenities are now open, some re-openings are deferred to Friday, July 9 in recognition of on-site workers needing ready access to the amenities building for the installation of the new fire alarm system. Also, we wanted to ensure that all necessary amenities supplies are in place, equipment is fully operational and the booking system is adjusted.
The following outlines the overall plan for amenity operations.
Pool/Hot Tub (open), Sauna/Steam Room: opening July 9
In addition to the current open operations of the Pool / Hot Tub, both the Steam Room and the Sauna will be made available using the booking system for these combined facilities as a single ‘group’.
This means that when you book for this ‘group’ of amenities, you have available all or any portion of the pool area (e.g., to use the Sauna, you book through our website and it includes the Pool/Hot Tub/Sauna/Steam Room).
We are seeking your feedback on this process, and whether or not you prefer us to simply open up the entire area to sharing (whoever shows up) rather than maintaining the booking system for a single/family/cohort.
Exercise Room: opens July 9
Air Circulation: The filters in the A/C system have been upgraded as recommended for viral effectiveness. However, we note that the air in the Exercise Room is recirculated. As a result, we suggest that users prop open the door during use to improve circulation. Please ensure that the door is closed as you leave the room.
Games Area: open for Shuffleboard and Pool Tables.
Recommendation: Users apply sanitizing wipes to high touch items such as pucks, cues, triangles, balls. Etc., before and after use.
Great Room – general use and rentals: open
Recommendation: Users apply sanitizing wipes to high touch surfaces before and after use.
Library / Board Room / Theatre / Lobby areas: open
Guest Suites – closed as an interim safety measure; opening later this month
The Suites will remain closed until such time as the new Fire Alarm System is operational with the new strobes and horns installed and working within each of the Suites. We hope this will be achieved by the latter portion of July. In the interim, contingent bookings can be made through Marsha per the contact details on our website.
Due to Alberta Health Services guidance that Covid-19 spread is due to airborne transmission, surface sanitization work will be reduced or eliminated.
VISITORS and MASKING
As per AHS guidance to Albertans, visitors to our property are permitted. Enjoy regaining some important social contact. While the use of masks is not required, you may wish to continue as a personal choice for protection in more confined areas.
There is no monitoring/supervision of the above areas other than the recording by the existing booking system, video cameras and the FOB access system. These systems will be used for Contact Tracing if so required.
Your Volunteer Board,
Anne, David, Rob, Ron and Jamie
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