September 2, 2021
We hope this letter finds you and your family enjoying the final days of summer whether here at The Reef or elsewhere. By now you have received the Club’s mid-year update highlighting our current strong financial position, progress on our major Capital Projects and the continued positive trends in Membership and Real Estate.
We now want to provide an update on our current COVID protocols. Since the onset of the pandemic, our number one priority has been to safeguard the Ocean Reef community. We have continued to communicate closely with the Medical Center, and at a minimum, follow CDC, State and Monroe County guidelines. When vaccines became available, our focus for the Community, both Members and Associates, shifted to promoting vaccinations and the availability of vaccines both on and off The Reef. As we have urged our Associates, we also encourage any unvaccinated Members and Member Guests to get vaccinated for your own safety and the welfare of those around you.
Earlier this summer, as a Club we continued to encourage all unvaccinated Associates to wear masks; and many Associates, both vaccinated and unvaccinated continue wearing masks throughout the summer.
In an abundance of caution, with the anticipated increase in Members and Member guests for Labor Day Weekend and as the winter season approaches, we are now requiring that all Associates not fully vaccinated wear a mask. Since more than 90 percent of our Members have been vaccinated, Members and Member Guests are not required to wear masks. However, we encourage any Members and Member Guests who are not vaccinated to wear masks indoors and when unable to social distance. These guidelines are for the safety of all Members who are here at the Club, as well as the Associates working.
Ocean Reef Club has been fortunate to have experienced a minimal number of positive COVID-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic. As we have done from the beginning of COVID, we will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and adjust our policies as necessary.
Ray Larkin Charlie Johnston Alex Tonarelli
Chairman Vice Chairman President