During the Board Meeting last week, it was decided to enforce the current emergency rule regarding face covering. As may know, the State has recently provided “Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings”, issued by the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) on June 18, 2020. Per emergency rules, all residents are required to wear a facial covering when walking through all common areas and through the gym, except when engaged in physical exercise or while training.” Common area includes the lobby, hallways, and elevators. Please know that the Rules adopted by the Board are also consistent with Los Angeles County’s “Reopening Protocol for Gyms and Fitness Establishments”, issued June 12, 2020. Failure to follow the guidelines and Rules adopted by the Board may result in a warning or the suspension of Fitness Center access, and/or other disciplinary actions, in accordance with the Association’s Governing Documents and based on the severity of the violation.
The decision of the Board of Directors was guided by genuine concerns about the safety of residents and staff members and also the requirement from the State. The Board will review the decision as conditions or requirements are changing.
Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and let’s please help keep each other healthy.
Luc Sasseville, CCAM
The Board of Directors met yesterday to review the decision related to amenity closures. The group discussed the possibility of opening up amenities such as the pool deck and 240 Lounge. Prior to the meeting, Evo Board was able to review comments and suggestions from residents regarding re-opening amenities. All emails and ideas were appreciated. We are also aware of residents against re-opening for now because of the remaining risk to spread the virus. Multiple options were carefully reviewed, ranging from no pool re-opening to opening with restrictions, pool deck only and even considering appointments. The group is extremely sensitive and aware of the current limited outdoor space and ultimately, they hope to re-open the pool and other amenities as soon as it is safe. At the same time, the LA County Health Officer released attached new order last week relating to the Safer at Home order. Please reference paragraph 7 (i) with respect to the continued closure of community centers and pools and the specific mention of homeowners associations as being included in this closure. With the recommendation from the HOA Attorney and in order to meet the requirement from the County of Los Angeles, it was decided to keep the pool closed for now. However, the Board is committed to monitor the situation and will review the decision when the order is updated even if it is before the next monthly meeting scheduled on May 28th.
We will provide an update following the next review.
Thank you and stay safe.
Luc Sasseville, CCAM