Archive | June 30, 2020

New Mask Requirements Mandated by State for SHCC

Due to the recent rise in new Covid-19 cases in the state, and a significant rise in cases in Lane County, the State has mandated more stringent rules regarding the wearing of masks for the entire State of Oregon.  This necessitates a change to our current mask policy for the club.
The primary changes are a mandate for wearing masks indoors, anywhere in our facility. In a press release it was stated, “The statewide requirements starts on July 1st, and will require residents to don facial protection at locations like grocery stores, shopping centers, and restaurants and bars while not eating or drinking.”
This means that all members will be required to wear a mask in the clubhouse, the pro shop, and in all indoor dining areas. Masks are also suggested for outdoor dining with larger groups, but will not be required.
In a written statement Tuesday, Governor Brown stated, “I do not want to have to close down businesses again like other states are now doing. If you want your local shops and restaurants (and businesses) to stay open, then wear a face covering when out in public.”
While we acknowledge the inconvenience of wearing a mask, due to the influx of members traveling to and from other states and social situations, we also want to err on the side of caution. Please honor this request. We have no choice in the matter, and do not want to ask a member to leave the premises over non-compliance.
Your cooperation for the safety of others, and in protecting our club, is greatly appreciated.