Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Be prepared, it will not be “Back to Normal”

Deer visiting the Main Soaking Poind Deer visiting the Main Soaking Poind Carolyn Caplan

"I can't wait to get back to normal," is a frequent comment. When OLT reopens to members and guests, it will not be back to normal. There are many additional guidelines that we are considering in the effort to increase safety and protect the health of staff and visitors. These precautions are necessary based on the nature of the coronavirus and the background information from epidemiologists regarding how the virus spreads. Many of the ways of interacting that characterize our past could cause problems. Please return only after considering your ability to follow the new guidelines and be respectful and responsible for your behaviors in minimizing any transmission to yourself or to others. Masks will be required when in proximity to others, even when outdoors. You will not have to wear a mask in the water but recognize that if you are not wearing a mask that the importance of maintaining at least six feet of physical separation becomes even more important. For example, several groups at a time can be in the swimming pool and sunning on the deck so maintaining distance between yourself and other groups in the water is an important part of minimizing the spread of the virus.

Last modified on Wednesday, 08 July 2020 14:34

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