COVID UPDATES
DATELINE: 7/17/20

PBC Mandate:   

All users of Community Pools shall abide by any and all social distancing guidelines, including, but not limited to, the CDC Guidelines and that said users of Community Pools bear the responsibility of such compliance and assume the full risk of utilizing the Community Pools.  In the event that repeated violations occur, staff, authorized to manage the Community Pool, or their designee, shall take corrective action, including, but not limited to, closing the Community Pool, limiting access to the Community Pool on a reservation basis only, and/or limiting access to Community Pools to times when staff is present to monitor for compliance.”

The staff that is authorized to manage the Community Pool, or their designee, including, but not limited to, Community Pool staff, management company staff, volunteers, board members, or any other authorized persons, shall ensure compliance with all guidelines and requirements set forth in this Order. Such compliance may be accomplished by any reasonable means, including, but not limited to, periodic spot checks, video or other electronic monitoring, and/or compliance hotlines to allow for reporting of violations that are thereafter promptly investigated. in the event that repeated violations occur, staff authorized to manage the Community Pool, or their designee, shall take corrective action, including, but not limited to, closing the Community Pool, limiting access to the Community Pool on a reservation basis only, and/or limiting access to Community Pools to times when staff is present to monitor for compliance.

For your safety, the gym remains closed.  The board will be working on a plan for opening it safely in the future.  The county’s mandate does not require us to open that, or any facility and many communities have not opened their facilities. All facilities will be monitored periodically. Know that usage of any facility is with the full understanding that there is a risk which is yours.

RAINBERRY BAY FACILITIES:

If these rules are not obeyed, the facilities will be closed.

  • Please wear your mask to/from any recreational facility.  

  • If you are not swimming laps in the pool, or actually playing a game, please wear a mask. No mask = no entry. 

  • There will now be periodic monitoring at all recreational facilities.

  • If the rain is heavy, steady or lightning is nearby, the pool will be closed.

  • Residents ONLY:   Owners, Occupants & Renters. This does not include guests: friends or family members.

    • A roster of all those (owners, occupants, renters) will be held at the pool for verification. If you live here but have never registered for occupancy, you must contact the office during regular business hours to be allowed in the pool.

 

TENNIS RULES:

These updated hours are posted at each facility

  • TENNIS HOURS at the tennis center: 
    8:30-10 am, 10-11:30 am, plus open afternoon/evening hours. Court 12 is open after 8 pm for Doubles Play

  • Please sign up at the tennis center for morning court times. We are using only 7 courts to ensure social distancing.

  • Maintain social distancing of 6’.  Doubles play allowed.  No spectators, residents only.

 

PICKLEBALL RULES: DOUBLES PLAY NOW ALLOWED. SIGN UP FOR ONE OF THESE TIME SLOTS:

  • 8-9 am, 9-10 am, 10-11 am, 5-6 pm, 6-7pm, 7-8:30 pm

  • You must sign up and be scheduled to play.  No walk-ons.

  • Maintain social distancing of 6’.  No spectators.

  • Residents  /tenants only


POOL 5 RULES:

  • Pool Hours 6 am –11, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

  • Evening hours 6-8 pm, Monday – Thursday ONLY

  • Chairs may be brought and placed behind the X.

    • You may bring and take home your noodle and chair.

    • Do not leave your noodles at the pool.

    • Observe social distancing.

 BOCCE RULES:

  • Hours 9 am-12 pm Wednesday, Saturday. & Sunday.

  • Hours 6-8 pm Monday & Thursday

  • You must be scheduled to play; courts will be monitored.  

  • Owners, Occupants & Renters only, no spectators

In keeping with the updated guidelines from the State, Palm Beach County, and Delray Beach, we will continue the gradual opening of our facilities that began on May 1st. We need to follow the rules of the state, county, and city, and, in general, each level down from state to the community (Rainberry Bay board) can make things more restrictive but not less.

The updated mandate from PBC is that facilities must be monitored to ensure compliance with CDC and PBC guidelines but the monitoring rules have been relaxed and periodic checks by security are sufficient to ensure this compliance as long as violations are not found. If violations are observed, we must reinstate constant on-site monitors or close the facilities. Please do not continually call the office for updates as they are following the instructions of the board and governmental agencies.  Eblasts will continue to be sent when new information is available.

Remember that we are trying to prevent the spread of a virus that is potentially deadly, particularly to seniors, and that is the sole driving force of our actions. Minimize contact with other people and objects, wash your hands, and keep your fingers away from your face. There is no downside to wearing a mask when in contact with other people and they protect everyone so please do so whenever possible.

Water fountains will not be available; please bring whatever fluid you prefer. No spectators, no waiting around for your time on the courts. Come at the scheduled time. Bring hand sanitizer and use it where appropriate. Wash your hands when you get home. The idea is to come, play, and leave. We know everyone misses hanging with their friends, but it just isn’t a good idea.

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