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Operational Update – May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Dear Owners,

We hope that you and your families had an enjoyable holiday weekend on the island. As we work towards normalizing our island operations, please note the following changes and guidelines:

  • This weekend the ferry schedule will be as follows:

    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 7:00am to 10:00pm (last run off the island is 10:30pm)

  • Effective Monday, June 1, the ferry schedule will be as follows:

    Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 10:00pm
    Friday: 6:00am – 11:00pm
    Saturday: 7:00am – 11:00pm
    Sunday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
    • We are still currently requiring that all passengers boarding the ferries (owners, realtors, contractors, staff, etc.) wear some type of face shield or face covering. Thank you for respecting your fellow owners and staff who are consistently providing service to our community members throughout their works shifts.
    • Please wash hands prior to boarding the ferry and/or use hand sanitizer.  
    • It is essential to call ahead when leaving the island
  • The following guidelines are currently in place and will remain in effect until further notice:
    • The Nature Center is open from 10:00am – 2:00pm with a maximum capacity of one (1) family at a time, or no more than 4 people.
    • The Huyler House is open for gatherings restricted to no more than 10 individuals in the facility at a time.  Please be respectful of other users of the Huyler House and maintain appropriate social distancing.  Please help us by wiping down frequently touched surfaces.
    • The Swimming Pool and Pool Deck are open with a maximum capacity of 12 individuals at any time in the pool/deck area.
      • According to the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 cannot be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or spas. However, the opportunity for transmitting the virus does exist in surrounding areas.
      • Person-to-person interaction and activities between members of separate households should be limited and social distancing of six feet between them should be practiced.
      • Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette:  We encourage all patrons and swimmers to wash their hands often and cover their coughs and sneezes.
      • Cloth Face Coverings:  We encourage the use of cloth face coverings as feasible. Please be advised not to wear them while in the water, as cloth face coverings can be difficult to breathe through when they’re wet.
  • Lastly, during this unprecedented pandemic, we are still requesting that owners and guests follow the guidelines below to help protect everyone on the island:   
    • Require that all ferry passengers wear a face covering or mask.  
    • Recommend all owners limit ferry trips to only those which are essential.  
    • Recommend that everyone observe strict social distancing guidelines when interacting with other owners and staff.  
    • Request your assistance in helping us keep frequently touched surfaces clean (such as the mail room handles or RO button).  

We thank you for your continued cooperation and will keep you informed of operational changes, as necessary.

Sincerely,

David Dew                                    
Island Manager                             
david@deweesislandsc.com     

Catherine Weeks
Administrator
catherine@deweesislandsc.com