I wanted to provide a quick update on the operations of Wild Laurel in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As you all may know Governor Lee will not be extending the stay-at-home order, but he has put in place the “Tennessee Pledge”. This pledge lays out new guidelines that will allow businesses to slowly return to normal. For restaurants and bars, though, this pledge still creates some obstacles.
With a date still to be determined, the Wild Laurel Tavern will not be re-opening any time this week. For consumer protection, the Tennessee Pledge still requires all bar areas to remain closed, and is not allowing live music. The pledge also wants businesses to take customer’s temperatures in order to be permitted onto the premises -- Wild Laurel is not equipped to screen customers in this regard -- therefore, we are waiting until these guidelines have expired to re-open the Tavern. We are hopeful to have everything back to normal by Memorial Day, however we understand this is a fluid situation that changes daily.
As for the fitness center, we will be permitted to open the fitness center this Friday, May 1st. In doing so we will be providing sanitizer for members to clean their machines after each use. We ask that if you are feeling unwell to please refrain from utilizing the facility.
Golf operations will continue as they have been – inverted cups, sanitized golf carts, no bunker rakes, no water coolers, etc. We will slowly return to normal over the next couple of weeks when we see that the severity and spread of COVID-19 has decreased.
As always, I am wishing you and your family good health during this time, and look forward to seeing you all again soon. We sincerely appreciate your support.
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