3.17.2020 wcc letter


Dear Wilmington Country Club Member,

The daily, almost hourly, news updates about COVID-19, or coronavirus, are daunting. Further restrictions and mandates from State of Delaware that were initiated yesterday clearly establish the spirit and many protocols that should be strictly followed. Your Club will comply with all requirements and expectations. Effective 12:00 noon, Tuesday 3/17/2020 and until further notice, access to the WCC property is limited to Members ONLY.

Our goal is to do our part to slow the spread of the virus and to do our best to protect our members and staff.

Our first line of defense in the spread of the virus is to practice the procedures recommended by the CDC and the World Health Organization. As a reminder and indication of what that means:

What you should do: • Regardless as where you are, follow the guidelines from the authorities about washing your hands, maintaining appropriate social distance and avoiding large groups. • If you have self-quarantined or been diagnosed with the coronavirus and you have visited the Club within the past 14 days, we ask that you make the Club aware by contacting Phil Iannelli. You may call his office at 302.655.7171 or via email piannelli@wilmingtoncc.com Actions that have already been undertaken by the Club include: • Rigorous standards of sanitation across all club venues with an increased emphasis on surface disinfection at all touch points. • Management team check-ins with staff in all departments as they arrive to ensure that any staff member exhibiting signs of being sick is sent home. • Increased the levels of fresh air into our facilities from the outside through the HVAC systems. Filters were replaced last week and will be replaced again after 30 days rather than the typical 180 day useful life. • Modifications to food service protocols to prevent the opportunity of cross contamination and member separation. In addition to the actions already implemented, these new government mandates require that more be put in place. These times are unprecedented and as such, there is no roadmap to use as a guide. The fundamental principles that we followed in reaching these decisions is to protect the interests of our members and our Club and fulfill our social obligation to help stop the spread of this virus. We anticipate that these actions will be modified even further, as the situation in our club and community continues to evolve. This could include the closure of the entire campus. Restricted Access to the Wilmington Country Club Property and Facilities Social Distancing is a key component in fighting the spread of the virus. In effort to limit the number of individuals and their opportunity for communal gathering, effective 12:00 noon, Tuesday 3/17/2020 and until further notice, access to the WCC property is limited to Members ONLY. Regardless of venue or purpose, no guests may be introduced or provided access to the Club. This includes any family members who are not Club Members. The easy definition is this: “If you don’t pay dues, you aren’t a member”. The exception to this is children of members under the age of ten years. They will be allowed access when in the company of their MEMBER PARENT. The decisions made to date can be grouped in the following categories:

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