From: Jim Meierotto, CCC General Manager
March 12, 2020
The health and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our residents as the situation evolves. Our community is among the highest risk populations facing this virus. High risk populations include older adults and those with underlying health conditions (older adults defined as ages 60+). The most important measure we can do that is effective is social distancing and cancellation of events hosting more than 10 persons in high risk populations.
As you may all now know, Governor Brown announced new guidance regarding group gatherings and social distancing. In accordance with State guidance and in order to minimize potential opportunities for the virus to spread in Charbonneau, we have decided to proactively begin suspending events that bring groups of residents together.
Suspension of non-essential community activities begins immediately, effective Thursday, March 12, and will remain in effect through April 8. Suspended events include exercise classes, card games, and food events.
- The Boys and Girls Aid Crab and Rib Dinner has been postponed.
- All fitness center memberships will be extended by one month in order for residents to make the personal choice to not utilize the fitness center for the next 30 days
- The March Fourth Friday at Five will be postponed to a later date (TBA). Your current ticket will apply to the future event.
- The Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled.
- The WilsonvilleSTAGE production of The Lion in Winter will not be held here at the Charbonneau Clubhouse. If you have purchased a ticket for one of these performances, please contact the CCC office for a refund. You also have the option of asking us to donate the amount to WilsonvilleSTAGE.
- Crucial meetings that relate to operations in governance will continue and adhere to the social distancing standards.
The list of affected activities may grow as we listen to and comply with our health authority’s guidance. We will update you as we make those decisions.
We realize that this decision will impact many residents and groups, and we know that many of the events and gatherings that we are suspending are those that residents look forward to all year long. Suspending these events is consistent with guidance from health authorities, and we believe it is a prudent and responsible step to take at this time. Staff will be working with event organizers, and others who are responsible for the affected activities.
We will continue emphasizing the importance of handwashing. Our custodians will continue to prioritize high-touch surfaces. And any events at the clubhouse need to incorporate at least a 3 foot social distancing rule.
Residents in our community can best support our efforts by washing hands frequently, covering mouths when coughing or sneezing, and using hand sanitizer. Those experiencing symptoms of the cold or flu should stay at home. If you are concerned about symptoms, please consult with a doctor.
Additional information about COVID-19 can be found at healthoregon.org/coronavirus or by calling 211.
Curry’s Landing Safety Precautions and To-Go Information:
To put your mind at ease, we are disinfecting all contact surfaces, inside and out. Curry’s staff is wiping down door handles, tabletops, and other flat surfaces multiple times per day with bleach and water. Our mission is to keep things as clean as possible.
If you have concerns about being in public, please call ahead for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to go at (503) 694-2223
For the time being, we will be waiving our usual fee for to go items.
Thank you for your understanding
Bill, Cindy, & the Curry’s Landing Staff