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Old 03-23-2020, 12:24 PM
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Default More Villages closures announced - all rec centers and dog parks

I just received the below information from the district office. Additional closures announced including all rec centers and dog parks closing today.

Announcement is attached.

COVID-19 District Action Plan
March 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.
The safety of residents, guests, staff and visitors in The Villages community continues to be of utmost importance to the District. As the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Florida Department of Health and Governor DeSantis on the prevention of COVID-19 continues to update, the District implemented the following facility and schedule changes. In addition to the closures below, please refrain from participating in gatherings of 10 or more people as recommended by the CDC. District Administrative Offices – 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing
 The District Customer Service Center Satellite office located at 4856 South Morse Boulevard is closed.  Access to the District Administrative Offices located at 984 Old Mill Run is by appointment only. Please contact the appropriate District department via telephone or email for assistance.
 All services provided by the District will be available via telephone or other electronic means.
o Customer Service Center – (352) 753-4508 or customerservice@districtgov.org
 Resident ID Card Services, Gate Access Cards, Enrollment in Community Watch Programs, Executive Trail Fees, Guest IDs, RV Storage Facility Rentals, Adopt-A-Bench, General District questions or concerns
o Utility Billing – utilities@districtgov.org or (352) 750-0000
 Utility/Amenity bill payments or inquiries
 Utility bills can still be placed in the boxes located at each postal facility or in the breezeway located outside of our office at 984 Old Mill Run
o Finance & Bond Information – Bonds@districtgov.org or (352) 751-3900
 General finance or bond related inquiries or payoffs
o Recreation & Parks – Recreationdepartment@districtgov.org or (352) 674-1800
 The Enrichment Academy, Resident Lifestyle Volunteer Groups, Room Reservations, General Recreation Inquiries
o Community Standards – DeedCompliance@districtgov.org or (352) 751-3912
 There is a drop box available in the breezeway outside of the District office. If you need to drop off correspondence, please refrain from entering the building and utilize the locked drop box.
Recreation Activities:  The following closures will be in effect as of 8:00 p.m. on March 23rd. o All recreation centers will be closed. o All Dog Parks will be closed. o The Wilkerson’s Creek Playground is closed.
 All swimming pools are closed.
 The Enrichment Academy (TEA) courses are postponed and will be rescheduled. Participants will be notified by email of alternate course dates.
 Outdoor Excursions and Lake Sumter Line Boat Tours are cancelled.
 All Fitness Clubs are closed.
 The Southside Hot Tub is closed.
 The Mark Twain Library is closed.
 Softball is cancelled.
 Recreation Sponsored Leagues are cancelled.
 All recreation-sponsored events have been cancelled, including:
o Senior Games
o Camp Villages – Easter
o Running of the Squares 5K
 Parks, Fenney Putt & Play, Outdoor Exercise Equipment & Sports Courts remain open. The equipment sheds are locked and equipment rental is not available. We recommend you bring your own sanitizer or wipes. Water coolers are not available at the outdoor court areas.
COVID-19 District Action Plan
March 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.
The following District Board Meetings and Events are cancelled:
 Amenity Authority Committee Budget Workshop
 Project Wide Advisory Committee Budget Workshop
 NSCUDD Solid Waste Management Plan Special Workshop
 CDD Orientation
 Resident Academy
 The Villages Public Safety Department
o Smoke detector changes
o CPR classes
As additional information is received by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health, event cancellations and facilities closures will continually be reassessed. We continue to encourage you to follow all guidance provided by the CDC as is relates to social distancing and individual responsibilities pertaining to personal preparedness. Please visit Village Community Development Districts and ensure you are signed up to receive e-Notifications for the most up-to-date information.
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File Type: pdf Covid 19 Action Plan 3.23.2020 1200pm.pdf (458.8 KB, 93 views)
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:13 PM
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:55 PM
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I wonder why Katie Belle’s is still open? Considering you have to be a Villager to enter, the prime target demographic for the coronavirus, these patrons are putting their health and any others they meet, at risk.

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I wonder why Katie Belle’s is still open? Considering you have to be a Villager to enter, the prime target demographic for the coronavirus, these patrons are putting their health and any others they meet, at risk.
From KB site....
Katie Belle’s is open to all Villagers™, as well as the general public. Villagers will receive a discounted price on tickets and cover charge with their ID number
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From their facebook page, dated March 20 (3 days ago):

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To Our Valued Friends & Guests: Starting today, Katie Belle’s will be available for take-out only. 
Please check back for more information on drive-up and delivery options in the coming days.
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Old 03-23-2020, 03:44 PM
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The statement details all Rec Centers will be closed as of 8 PM tonight. Does this mean pickleball is done ?
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The statement details all Rec Centers will be closed as of 8 PM tonight. Does this mean pickleball is done ?
Parks, Fenney Putt & Play, Outdoor Exercise Equipment & Sports Courts remain open. The equipment sheds are locked and equipment rental is not available. We recommend you bring your own sanitizer or wipes. Water coolers are not available at the outdoor court areas.
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Once again who comes through for us? Good Job Goldwingnut. Thanks.
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Once again who comes through for us? Good Job Goldwingnut. Thanks.
All of this information is available online and through email notifications. Everyone should sign up. This information is not exclusive to select people.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:11 PM
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All of this information is available online and through email notifications. Everyone should sign up. This information is not exclusive to select people.
You are absolutely correct, this information is available on-line and everyone should sign up to receive these emails from the district office. Unfortunately, not everyone has signed up so I though I would share the information through this alternate channel.
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I think everyone got this notice.
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Old 03-24-2020, 05:52 AM
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Per this notice March 18 all indoor activities inside the Rec Centers were cancelled. What is the difference in all Rec Centers now closed per yesterday's announcement ? Maybe doors locked and no bathrooms - puzzled !

COVID-19 District Action Plan

March 18, 2020 5:00 p.m.


Recreation Activities – the following changes will be in effect until further notice:

The operating hours of the Recreation Centers will be 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All swimming pools will be closed beginning at sunset on Wednesday, March 18th.
All scheduled indoor activities in the recreation centers are cancelled.
The Enrichment Academy (TEA) courses scheduled between March 14th and March 31st are postponed and will be rescheduled.
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The statement details all Rec Centers will be closed as of 8 PM tonight. Does this mean pickleball is done ?
Rec center have been closing at 8 PM over week, they are not putting out water or pickle balls. The sports room is locked up till further notice. So far the tennis, pickleball courts are open along with golf limited groups.

Rec centers are open but all scheduled meeting are canceled. Billiard rooms are open with strict rules to follow and limits. You can still play shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce, you just have to have you’re own equipment and water. So that eliminate’s at least 75% due to the don’t have their own equipment. Except golf and tennis.
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Rec center have been closing at 8 PM over week, they are not putting out water or pickle balls. The sports room is locked up till further notice. So far the tennis, pickleball courts are open along with golf limited groups.

Rec centers are open but all scheduled meeting are canceled. Billiard rooms are open with strict rules to follow and limits. You can still play shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce, you just have to have you’re own equipment and water. So that eliminate’s at least 75% due to the don’t have their own equipment. Except golf and tennis.
Thank you. I believe I get it now. March 18th all "scheduled" indoor activities were cancelled. That must have been to limit size and interaction of group activities. However if you showed up to play pool alone or another person that must have been still allowed. Do you know where the line was drawn ? Was a 4 person card game allowed ? Yesterday's announcement ended all and any indoor activities.
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