Club Covid-19 Protocol Update
As of Thursday, April 1, amendments approved by the Ocean Reef Club Board of Directors to the Club’s Covid-19 protocols were enacted. Having closely monitored the decreasing Monroe County Covid-19 case numbers, and with the vaccine more widely available, the Board agreed that moderate changes could be implemented while still maintaining the health and safety of Members and their families. “These efforts, while not dramatic in nature, should help us get closer to the normal, unique way of life that we all enjoy at Ocean Reef,” said Mr. Manzo, Board Chairman, adding, “we will continue to monitor all amenities and facilities, making additional modifications wherever and whenever it is safe to do so.”
In accordance with the Monroe County Ordinance on facial coverings in businesses, masks are still required indoors at all Club facilities and outdoors when social distancing cannot be observed.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
• Restaurants open to full capacity*
• Parties up to 10 will be permitted
• Beach Bar stools open and walk up service will remain available
• Reef Treats seating open
• Masks remain required while indoors and not seated
*Although these additional dining seats will help accommodate more Members for dining, we ask for your patience as we are anticipating high Member demand this week with priority going to those Members with waitlist reservations.
• Members and guests are permitted to ride in the same cart
• Chair count will increase from 425 lounge chairs to 600
• The new beach Playground will open
• Hot tub to remain closed
TENNIS & GAMES CENTER
• Clinics will increase from 8 to 10 ppl. max
REEF REC ROOM
• Increase maximum capacity from 10 to 16 kids
• One additional nail tech
• One additional hair stylist
• No max on massage room use
• Add all dumbbells to training areas
• Zumba class size increase from 6 to 8 ppl.
• Cardio arrangement to stay as is through April
• Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day
The Club will continue temperature checks at the Front Gate, Marina, Airport and Front Desk.
As a reminder, the Club has added AirPhx machines, which provide nonstop sanitization of ambient air plus all exposed surfaces. These machines are now currently installed in the following Member areas: Member Fitness Center, Marina Fitness Center, Card & Games Room, Burgee Bar, Gianni, Islander, Town Hall Foyer, Town Hall Ballroom, Carysfort Hall, Reef Rec Room. The Club has also added them to high traffic associate areas. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Club has followed the guidance of the CDC, adhered to all State and County mandates and worked closely with the Medical Center. Ocean Reef Club President Alex Tonarelli said, “It is the Board and Management Team’s goal to continue to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for all Members and Associates while also allowing some of our normal practices to be reinstated.”
Update on Annual Meeting Protocol
One such practice that will also see a return to normal is the Annual Meeting of Equity Members being held in person on Thursday, April 8th at 9 a.m. There will be socially distanced seating for 200+ Members available in Town Hall with a complimentary brunch to follow. Members are encouraged to attend either in person, or watch online for detailed Club updates on: Club Finances, Major Capital Projects Timelines (Ocean Room building and Golf Clubhouse renovation), and updated Covid-19 impacts.