Based on advice that has been circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we have detailed some possible scenarios and our current plans to deal with them. These plans are subject to change based on CDC guidance and government advisories for COVID-19
Common areas and amenities. Residents are recommended to not use playgrounds and Tennis courts effective today until at least 3/27/2020.
Meetings and events. As of the time of this drafting, President Trump released new guidelines to slow the spread of COVID – 19 by advising the public to avoid groups of more than ten (10) individuals, among other safeguards. The CDC has recommended against any gatherings of 50 or more people through the middle of May. That’s why we are postponing community events and nonessential meetings. It’s also why are going to offer residents the option to join the monthly board meetings via teleconference if required.
Social distancing. Many experts also are urging people to practice “social distancing,” which is the idea of maintaining a roughly 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home, and skipping social gatherings. Since Kids are more vulnerable to this Virus, extra caution is advised for the kids in the playground and tennis courts.
If you get sick
Medical authorities are strongly urging all persons who exhibit symptoms to stay home and avoid public spaces unless you need medical care. You also should separate yourself from other people and pets in your home.
If you need to visit a doctor or get tested for COVID-19, develop a plan before you go:
- Call ahead before visiting your doctor.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes.
- Clean your hands often.
- Avoid sharing household items, such as utensils, plates, glasses, and towels.
- Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, and remotes.
- For additional information, you can reach out Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline: 1-800-722-7112
The association is prepared to offer reasonable accommodations to an owner who is sick. If you have been affected by this disease, please feel most welcome to contact us to discuss how we may help.
These actions are being taken to ensure the health and welfare of the residents of this community. We pledge to keep residents informed of all relevant developments and how they affect association operations.
It is also incumbent upon residents to take this situation seriously and do their part to minimize the spread of this deadly disease. The association highly encourages you to review safety guidelines and look for updates from the CDC, the local health department, and the World Health Organization.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.
The Malvern Hunt HOA Board