Kiawah Island Digest June 2020 - Page 2

PHASE 1 REOPENING Enjoy The Sandcastle Safely in Phase 1 Members are now welcome back to The Sandcastle in accordance with the governmental guidelines. This limited opening is Phase 1 of a three-phased approach. Prior to reopening, KICA engaged health experts from the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) re|IGNITE team to evaluate association facilities. The MUSC team provided KICA with recommendations for a phased reopening in alignment with the CDC, DHEC and accelerateSC plans. While Phase 1 is the most restrictive, it is critical for moving forward with amenities access. We ask for your patience and understanding as we create a safe but welcoming environment for you. GENERAL SANDCASTLE INFORMATION The Sandcastle is a second home for many of our members and we are taking every precaution to ensure the well-being of our members and staff. The Sandcastle has been deep-cleaned and sanitized. Multiple sanitation cleanings take place daily to ensure safe and comfortable environments. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the building, and is clearly marked. Staff members providing services to members are utilizing face masks and/or social distancing, and KICA’s safety coordinator is temporarily stationed at The Sandcastle to oversee the precautions that have been put into place. Members are not required to wear masks, but masks can protect against COVID-19, and help prevent the spread. Although these health precautions have been implemented, members entering The Sandcastle must assume the responsibility for their own health, and must abide by social distancing guidelines to protect others. The amenities in Phase 1 of The Sandcastle’s reopening include the pools, the Castle Grille and the Sandbar. Use of the pools requires advanced reservations, and Castle Grille is offering take-out only options to pool guests, with the option of online ordering and payment. The Sandbar allows walk-up ordering with no seating at the bar. No members will be permitted to use The Sandcastle without a reservation. In Phase 1, member guests are not permitted, fitness classes and the strength and cardio room are closed, no events or group meetings are taking place, and the upstairs lounge, meeting rooms and veranda are closed. All members must check in at the lobby. Pool gates are locked, and therefore there is no access to the beach at Boardwalk 8A. Boardwalk 8B, to the left of The Sandcastle from the parking lot, can be used to access the beach. 2 | KIAWAH ISLAND DIGEST