June 2020 Newsletter
Posted By mplascencia on June 5, 2020
The Annual Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Community Room via Zoom beginning at 6:00pm. We have one known Candidate, Michael Meacham. If you would like to vote for him, you may write his name on your ballot. If you have already turned in your ballot and would like to receive a replacement ballot, please contact Management.
For more updates regarding Covid-19 (Coronavirus), please go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website https://www.cdc.gov/ or the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Website https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/phs/community_epidemiology/dc/2019-nCoV.html .
The CDC has also posted informative videos regarding Covid-19 on their Youtube Channel:
- Link to CDC’s YouTube Channel videos – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQaJa78zFQ0QgvShQ2HEwHxP
In addition, please do your utmost to protect yourself and your neighbors. Carry sanitizing wipes with you when entering and exiting locations. Wash your hands at every opportunity. Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands. We are all in this together.
Face Coverings Policy
As of May 1st the County of San Diego has been requiring residents to wear face coverings in public settings. In regards to Alicante, we strongly recommend that all residents wear a face covering when traveling through the Association. Contractors and third party vendors working onsite are required to wear face coverings and gloves when traveling through the Association. For more information regarding face covering requirements from the County of San Diego please visit the link below:
Food and Beverage Delivery Apps
If you are using a food and beverage delivery service (i.e. UberEats, PostMates, GrubHub etc.), you must meet the delivery person at the front entry lobby door and must not let the delivery person into the building. By limiting the amount of non-Alicante residents from entering the building, this will help reduce the spread of germs.
The Governor’s order mandates people to practice “social distancing,” which is the idea of maintaining a roughly 6-foot distance between other people. It also means limiting nonessential travel, avoiding public transportation when possible, working from home, and skipping social gatherings.
Quarantine vs. Isolation
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease. To help give a clear definition as to what each one means, below are the definitions provided by the CDC website:
- Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
- Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
Janitorial Cleaning Schedule
Our janitorial staff have changed up their regular daily cleaning schedule in order to emphasize cleaning the building’s high touch areas (elevator buttons, push bars, door handles, gate handles, etc.)
Fitness Room Closure
As you may already be aware the fitness room is currently closed and will remain closed until the County of San Diego permits public gyms to re-open. The Board of Directors will follow requirements provided by the County of San Diego in order to create procedures that will go into place upon the fitness room’s re-opening.
Community Room Reservations
Management will not be taking any new community room reservations for the time being.
Management along with the Building Engineer have halted all non-essential work from taking place in order to limit the amount of non-Alicante personnel from coming onsite. All emergency and safety related repairs will continue.
Items that are found by the Building Engineer and Janitorial Staff in the garage, lobby, and amenity rooms are turned in to Management. If you believe you have misplaced an item, please contact Management at firstname.lastname@example.org to check and see if it has been turned in.
There are four committees at Alicante:
- The Architectural Committee reviews Architectural Applications submitted by owners.
- The Common Area Enhancement Committee works on common area décor, such as the lobby.
- The Owner Maintenance Committee provides information on maintaining condo systems.
- The Social Committee plans and hosts gatherings, like the Annual holiday party.
If you are a member who is interested in serving the Community but cannot dedicate the time to serve as a Board Member, joining a committee may be perfect for you! Please contact management at email@example.com for more details. Alternately, Owners may view the various committee charters on Resident Portal.
All moves and deliveries must be scheduled with Management at least a week in advance. A general rule of thumb is if it takes more than one person to move it, then a move must be scheduled. The reason is simply to protect the building from sustaining damage during a move. Please be advised that if you are found to have had an unscheduled move, you will be subject to hearing and fine. If you are unsure of the scope of your move or would like to schedule a move, please contact the General Manager.
If you are thinking about making a change in your unit that would require architectural committee review and approval, please plan well in advance. Per the Architectural Guidelines, the Committee is allotted 30-45 days for review. It is also recommended to wait before setting a schedule with your contractor until an approval has been awarded.