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COVID-19 Updates for ACC

ACC COVID 19 Update - Positive ACC Cases & Limited Reporting, 07-03-2020

As of July 3rd, 2020, ACC has two active cases inside the club. For clarification, an ACC employee has not tested positive for COVID-19. The Board of Directors is currently working with the City of Alamo & Hidalgo County to determined ACC reporting legalities & dissemination of identities/person(s) that they have encounter. A frequently asked questions (FAQs) document was developed highlighting HIPAA privacy laws, limited ACC Reporting, and the formal COVID-19 notification process.

  1. Will the County’s Public Health Office call me? Yes, the county will be contacting you for your recent travels (travel log is highly recommended) & individuals that you have been in contact with over the past 14 days.
  2. May I call the public health with my travel lodge & contact list prior to their call? Yes. You may be proactive, and it will be greatly appreciated.
  3. Am I mandated to contact individuals that I have been in contact with? No. You are not required. 
  4. Will ACC post my test results & identity? No. The City & the County are required to follow the federal law named the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) which the City & County cannot disclose any sensitive health information.
  5. Will the City and/or County provide the number of positive cases within ACC? No. This is another HIPAA mandate. 
  6. Will the City and/or County provide the names of individuals who were in contact with a positive case? No. This is another HIPAA mandate.

Please contact LJ Gioeni via her cell phone at 210.772.0748 if you have any concerns or questions. Please do not leave me a message but text me and I promise that will return your call as soon as possible.

Be safe all & we will get through this together.

Have a safe & Happy 4th of July.

LJ

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210.772.0748

Mobile COVID-19 Screening  Date: July 7th, 2020 - CANCELED

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The Board of Directors was informed that the doctor overseeing the testing canceled and he will not be rescheduled with ACC. The Board is currently investigating additional onsite testing options with other laboratories. Sorry for any inconvenience & we will pursue all testing options for our Community.

Mobile COVID-19 Screening  July 7th, 2020

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On Tuesday July 7th, 2020, ACC will be sponsoring a one-day Mobile COVID-19 Screening for ACC members & employees only. The testing is free for Medicare & private insurance holders and all participants are required to fill-out a PSJA COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire which is located on the website or hard copies can be found in the office. Please bring your completed questionnaire to your testing timeslot (A test will not be administered if your form is not completed.). To register for a testing timeslot, please contact the office and the following registration information is required to include your name, address, phone number, insurance information, & date of birth. The screening will be held at the RV Storage Area to include a staging area and please remain in your vehicle during the testing.

In closing, this is a voluntary service provided for our members and employees.

Be Safe All.

VA Insurance Accepted:

The screening clinic accepts VA insurance and the Veteran will have to provide his/her social security number. To protect your personal identification information, it is recommended that you write your social security on a sticky note and provide the note to the technician the day of testing. Once the technician enters your data, retrieve your note back.

Cost of Test:

If you do not have private insurance, VA or Medicare, the cost of the test is $150. However, the Board is negotiating a lower price per test.

Mode of Transportation:

The screening clinic is requesting that you remain in your vehicle or golf cart during testing.

ACC Contractor COVID-19 Precautionary Measures & In-House Protocols - June 30, 2020

See the attachment section for a list of ACC contractors and their protocols.


COVID-19 Screening Procedures for ACC Contractors - June 28,2020

Effective June 27th, 2020, ACC Security Personnel began conducting COVID-19 screening of contractors who enter ACC households and/or ACC indoor common areas. The COVID-19 screening will include the following steps:

  1. ACC Security Personnel will take temperatures of potential contractors.
  2. ACC Security Personnel will ask if the contractor is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, headache, fatigue, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
  3. ACC Security Personnel will inquire if the contractor(s) has been in contact with person(s) who have tested positive. (No biographical data will be asked and/or requested).

**If the contractor has an elevated temperature, exhibiting symptoms, and/or has been in contact with person who has tested positive for COVID-19, he/she will not be permitted to enter ACC.

If the contractor passes the preliminary screening, ACC Security Personnel will advise the contractor(s) that he/she must wear a mask and gloves when entering such households and/or ACC indoor common areas.

ACC Contractor COVID-19 Precautionary Measures & In-House Protocols - June 28, 2020

Due to the exponential increase in the number of positive cases within Almo and an effort to further protect ACC, a listing of ACC contractors’ (house keepers, laborers, caretakers, etc.) precautionary measures & protocols such as temperature screening at the beginning of their shifts, monitoring of COVID-19 symptoms, and their precautionary measures when entering ACC households and/or ACC indoor amenities. The complete list of contractors (house keepers, laborers, caretakers, etc.) precautionary measures and protocols have been posted on ACC’s Website. ACC will continue to provide accurate & updated information to further assist and assess the potential risk and/or exposure of your household when allowing a contractor to enter your dwelling. If you have an additional contractor that you would like to add to the list, please contact the office with their contact information. 

ACC Coronavirus Update – June 26th, 2020

Hidalgo County Supplemental Emergency Order (20-010)

Effective 12:01 AM June 26th, 2020

Amended Executive Order GA-26

Effective June 23rd, 2020

 

The following are the main takeaways & excerpts from the Hidalgo County Supplemental Emergency Order (20-010) and Governor Abbot’s Amended Executive Order (GA-26). The complete Executive Orders have been posted on ACC’s Website, ACC’s monitors & bulletin boards, and an email blast on June 26th, 2020:

    • Mask Requirement (Covered Services Extension).
    • Social Gatherings Prohibited 10 or more.
    • Shelter-At-Home Recommendation.
    • Curfews Implementation.
    • All Travel is Limited, Except For Covered Services’ Travel.
    • Over the Age of 65 Shelter-At-Home Recommendation.
    • Outdoor Gatherings of 100 or more is prohibited and HC Judge or City Mayor may impose further restrictions.

 

Hidalgo County Supplemental Emergency Order (20-010)

Governor Abbott Amended Executive Order (GA-26)

Effective June 23rd & June 26th, 2020

  • Mask Requirement: (Page 2 of the HC Emergency Order 20-010)
    • All persons over the age of three (3) should wear some form of covering over their mouth and nose, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief, when obtaining or providing covered services. It is highly encouraged and recommended that all persons, when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other persons; when on parking lots; when using public transportation, taxis, or ride services; when pumping gas; when providing take-out, curbside, or drive-thru services.
    • This recommendation shall not apply to persons that are: engaging in a permissible outside physical activity (unless within six feet of another person); persons driving or riding in a personal vehicle during essential or reopened activities; persons that are alone in a separate single room or office space; persons that are with their own residence, including household members; persons with medical conditions that when covering the nose and mouth may pose a greater health, safety or security risk; persons that are not covering for consumption of food and beverage. No civil or criminal penalty may be imposed against a person for failure to wear a face covering.
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  • Social Gatherings: (Page 3 of the HC Emergency Order 20-010)
    • All public or private gatherings of ten (10) persons or more occurring outside a single household or living unit are prohibited, unless such gathering are specifically enumerated by this Order, by Executive Order EO-GA-26, or by proclamation, or future executive order by the Governor. Nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members of a household or living unit.
  • Shelter-At-Home: (Page 3 of the HC Emergency Order 20-010)
    • It is highly encouraged and recommended that all persons Shelter-At-Home, unless obtaining or providing for essential or covered services. All persons shall minimize social gatherings; minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. Individuals should conduct personal activities in compliance with recommended guidelines including maintaining six feet physical distancing; washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch
      surfaces; not shaking hands; and covering mouth and nose.
  • Curfew: (Page 3 of the HC Emergency Order 20-010)
    • 1. In addition to the recommendation to Shelter-At-Home, a curfew for all persons aged seventeen (17) and under shall be imposed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, or for providing Covered Services.
    • 2. In addition to the recommendation to Shelter-At-Home, a curfew for all persons aged eighteen (18) and over shall be imposed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM, unless that person is out for an emergency, or for providing Covered Services, or unless otherwise superseded by proclamation or subsequent executive orders issued by Governor Abbott.
  • All Travel Is Limited, Except For Covered Services: (Page 3 of HC Executive Order 20-010)
    • It is highly encouraged and recommended that Travel into or out of the County should be limited to perform or obtain Covered Services, or other travel as permitted by law.
    • "Covered Travel" includes travel for any of the following purposes:
      • a) Any travel related to the provision of or access to Covered Services.
        b) Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other
          vulnerable persons
        c) Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for
          distance learning, for receiving meals, and business operations.
        d) Travel to return to a place of residence from outside the jurisdiction
        e) Travel to or from a place of employment from outside the jurisdiction.
        f) Travel required by First Responders, Law Enforcement or court order.
        g) Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the County.
  • Over the Age of 65 Request: (Page 6 of the HC Emergency Order 20-010)
    • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President, the CDC, and Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-26, people over the age of 65, are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate physical distance from any member of the household who has been out of previous fourteen (14) days; and, if leaving the home, to implement physical distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.

Proclamation Amendment Executive Order GA-26

Effective June 23rd, 2020

  • Outdoor Gatherings (Page 1 of the Proclamation Amendment – EO GA-26)
    • For any outdoor gathering estimated to be in excess of 100 people, other than those set forth above in paragraph numbers 1, 2, or 4, the county judge or mayor, as appropriate, in consultation with the local public health authority, my impose additional restrictions;

ACC Coronavirus Update – June 19th, 2020

Supplemental Emergency Order & New ACC Restrictions

On June 19th, a teleconference was conducted with the City of Alamo to discuss the uptick in the number of positive cases in Alamo and the new Supplemental Emergency Order. The following are the main takeaways from the teleconference:

  • The City of Alamo is scheduling an emergency meeting the week of June 22nd to discuss the exponential increase in the number of positive cases within Alamo and will impose the following restrictions:
    • Establish a curfew within Alamo.
    • Suspend all garage & estate sales.
    • Request citizens of Alamo to shelter in place during the pandemic.
  • The City of Alamo is requesting for ACC to suspend the following activities:
    • Suspend all dances, large social gatherings, etc. until further notice.
    • Close ACC’s gym.
    • Shelter in place and suspend non-essential trips. 
    • Minimize social gatherings & in-person contact who are not from the same household.

New ACC Restrictions

Effective June 19th, 2020

  • Gym will be closed effective June 20th, 2020.
  • The Big Hall occupancy will be limited to no more than 50 individuals.
  • All dances, large social gatherings, etc. will be prohibited effective immediately.
  • Masks will continue to be required to enter the clubhouse.
  • Continue to follow & practice CDC & Presidential Guidelines.

Hidalgo County Supplemental Emergency Order (20-009) - TAKEAWAYS

Effective June 18th, 2020

  • Mask Requirement: (Page 2 of the Emergency Order)
    • All persons over the age of three (3) should wear some form of covering over their mouth and nose, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief, when obtaining or providing covered services. It is highly encouraged and recommended that all persons, when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people or working in areas that involve close proximity with other persons; when on parking lots; when using public transportation, taxis, or ride services; when pumping gas; when providing take-out, curbside, or drive-thru services.
    • This recommendation shall not apply to persons that are: engaging in a permissible outside physical activity (unless within six feet of another person); persons driving or riding in a personal vehicle during essential or reopened activities; persons that are alone in a separate single room or office space; persons that are with their own residence, including household members; persons with medical conditions that when covering the nose and mouth may pose a greater health, safety or security risk; persons that are not covering for consumption of food and beverage. No civil or criminal penalty may be imposed against a person for failure to wear a face covering.
  • Over the Age of 65 Request: (Page 3 of the Emergency Order)
    • In accordance with the Guidelines from the President, the CDC, and Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-26, people over the age of 65, are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate physical distance from any member of the household who has been out of previous fourteen (14) days; and, if leaving the home, to implement physical distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.
  • Shelter-At-Home Request: (Page 3 of the Emergency Order)
    • It is highly encouraged and recommended that all person’s shelter-at-home, unless obtaining or providing for essential or reopened services as defined herein. All persons shall minimize social gatherings; minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. Individuals should conduct personal activities in compliance with recommended guidelines including maintaining six feet physical distancing; washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds or using hand sanitizer, covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands; and covering mouth and nose.

ACC Coronavirus Update – May 20th, 2020

Real Estate Operations, Dinner Parties & Garage/Estate Sales
Alamo City Commissioners Meeting Results (May 19th, 2020)

I.   The Alamo City Commission approved the following activities effective immediately:

  1. Real Estate Open Houses.
  2. Hosting dinner parties for friends & family inside ACC’s residences.

**Please practice physical distancing, sanitize touched surfaces, and practice good hygiene.

II.  Garage & Estate Sales:

The City of Alamo will not be issuing garage & estate sales’ permits until further notice.

ACC Coronavirus Update – May 19th, 2020

ACC Amenities’ Re-Opening & Occupancy:

  1. Pool occupancy has increased to 20 individuals effective May 20,2020.
  2. Big Hall occupancy has increased to 50 individuals which is effective immediately.
  3. Gym will remain closed, but some of the exercise equipment will be moved to the Big Hall effective May 20th, 2020.
  4. Pavilion has been re-opened effective immediately.
  5. The patio will re-open on Friday May 22nd, 2020 with limited Golf Shop window hours.
  6. Shuffleboard courts will re-open effective immediately.

**Please practice physical distancing, sanitize equipment prior & after use and practice good hygiene.

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-23

Phase 2 – Open TX Plan

Takeaways

Guidance for Individuals 65 & Over:

“In accordance with guidance from DSHS Commissioner Dr. Hellerstedt, and to achieve the goals established by the President to reduce the spread of COVID-l 9, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain Covered Services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. People over the age of 65, however, are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; to maintain appropriate distance from any member of the household who has been out of the residence in the previous 14 days; and, if leaving the home, to implement social distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.” (Page 3 of GA-23).

Pool Occupancy:

13. “Swimming pools, as determined by each pool owner; provided, however, that a. indoor swimming pois may operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the pool facility; and b. outdoor swimming pools may operate at up to 25 percent of normal operating limits as determined by the pool owner.” (Page 4 of GA-23).

Gym Occupancy:

16. “Gyms and exercise facilities and classes that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the gym or exercise facility; provided, however, that locker rooms and shower facilities must remain closed, but restrooms may open.” (Page 4 of GA-23).

Per the City of Alamo guidance, the gym will remain closed. Gym equipment has been moved to the Big Hall effective May 20th, 2020.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020

Bar Operations:

b. “Bars and similar establishments that are not restaurants as defined above, that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and that are not otherwise expressly prohibited in this executive order, for such establishments that operate at up to 25 percent of the total listed occupancy of the establishment;” (Page 5 of GA-23).

Drive-in Concerts:

f. “Drive-in concerts, under guidelines that facilitate appropriate social distancing, that generally require spectators to remain in their vehicles, and that minimize in-person contact between people who are not in the same household or vehicle.” (Page 5 of GA-23).

Face Mask Recommendation:

“Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings, but no jurisdiction can impose a civil or criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering. Nothing in this executive order or the DSHS minimum standards precludes requiring a customer wishing to obtain services to follow additional hygiene measures.” (Page 6 of GA-23).

Essential & Physical Activities:

“This executive order does not prohibit people from accessing Covered Services or engaging in safe daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station; providing or obtaining other Covered Services; visiting swimming pools, parks, beaches, rivers, or lakes; hunting or fishing; attending youth club meetings or events; or engaging in physical activity like jogging, bicycling, or other outdoor sports, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household.” (Page 7 of GA-23).

GA-23 Will Expires on June 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

Alamo City Commissioners Meeting

05-19-2020

The City of Alamo is meeting on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 to address the following ACC questions:

  1. Real estate open houses.
  2. Estate & garage sales.
  3. Hosting dinner parties inside ACC’s residences.



ACC STRONG - 
Videoconferencing Information & Demo Sessions, May 2020
(Posted May 8, 2020)

Due to the pandemic & the prohibition of public gatherings, the Board has selected a videoconferencing service (RingCentral) to allow our membership to view and/or participate in the upcoming Planning & Board meetings. To help familiarize the videoconferencing technology, the Board held six videoconferencing information & demo sessions in April and the Board will be holding 4 additional sessions in May to help familiarize the Community.

Videoconferencing Guidelines:

  • Upload RingCentral Meetings App, RingCentral Phone APP, and/or RingCentral APP.
  • Videoconferencing may be accessed on your desktop, laptop, tablet, iPhone, Androids, etc.
  • Please click on the link & enter the participant’s code/meeting ID for your session.
  • Please connect to meeting 15 minutes prior to the meeting to avoid interruptions.
  • Please place your microphone on mute in the lower left-hand corner or upper right-hand corner.
  • The Board of Directors is respectfully requesting the membership to reserve their comments until the community comment section of the agenda.
  • Please suspend your video during the meeting & suspension button is either on the lower left-hand corner or upper right-hand corner depending on the device.
  • The Board is requesting members to send a chat request prior to their membership comments to LJ Gioeni with your name, address & lot number. LJ will let you know once it’s your turn to speak based upon the order of request.
  • Email Blast of the Agenda with the meeting link(s) will be sent out 72 hours prior to the meeting.
  • The Agenda with meeting link(s) will also be posted at the Clubhouse entrance Bulletin Board.
  • During the meeting, the Board will be able to post motions, treasurer reports, action-item lists, etc. for Community review.
  • RingCentral videoconferencing service may have up to 200 participants and unlimited video conference calls.
  • RingCentral videoconferencing service has been offered to Committee Chairpersons for their individual committees.

May 2020 Videoconferencing Information Sessions & Demos:

  1. Videoconferencing Session #7 – Monday May 11th, 2020 9:00 am to 9:30 am:

LJ Gioeni is inviting you to a scheduled RingCentral meeting.

Topic: Videoconferencing Session #7

Time: May 11, 2020 9:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1498290059

Meeting ID: 149 829 0059

  1. Videoconferencing Session #8 – Tuesday May 12th, 2020 9:00 am to 9:30 am:

LJ Gioeni is inviting you to a scheduled RingCentral meeting.

Topic: Videoconferencing Session #8

Time: May 12, 2020 9:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1496409748

Meeting ID: 149 640 9748

  

  1. Videoconferencing Session #9 – Thursday May 14th, 2020 9:00 am to 9:30 am

LJ Gioeni is inviting you to a scheduled RingCentral meeting.

Topic: Videoconferencing Session #9

Time: May 14, 2020 9:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1485106921

Meeting ID: 148 510 6921

 

  1. Videoconferencing Session #10 – Friday May 15th, 2020 9:00 am to 9:30 am

LJ Gioeni is inviting you to a scheduled RingCentral meeting.

Topic: Videoconferencing Session #10

Time: May 15, 2020 9:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1495368546

Meeting ID: 149 536 8546

    


 New Pool and Clubhouse Hours - May 5, 2020

The following changes to amenity hours are effective immediately:

Pool Info:
2 hour increments for sign up, showers and bathrooms open.

Office hours:
Doors open 8am to noon. Available via phone and email until 4pm.

Clubhouse:
8am to 8pm all week.

Valid until Monday May 18th. The Governor is set to update info on the 15th.


Coronavirus Update - May 2, 2020

Open Texas Plan – Governor’s Report Takeaways
Effective April 27th, 2020

After review of Governor Abbott’s 66-page report titled “Open Texas Plan”, three sections have been selected that are applicable to Alamo Country Club’s (ACC) membership & employees as follows:

  1. Special Guidance for Texans Over 65 (page 6 & 7):
    1. Based on data from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), of confirmed COVID-19 fatalities in Texas to date, 76% were Texans 65 and older.
  2. Checklist for All Employers (page 21 & 22):
    1. In addition to ACC’s Work Safe Plans, Practices & Protocols, ACC Employees will adhere to the minimum health protocols as highlighted in this report.
  3. Checklist for Outdoor Sports Participants (page 38):
    1. “individuals may engage in outdoor sports, provided that the sports do not include contact with other participants, and no more than four participants play the sport at any time.”
      1. Golf fivesomes will not be permitted and it will be readdressed once the EO GA-18 expires.

** The full report has been posted on ACC’s website and on the Coronavirus bulletin board.


Coronavirus Update, May 1, 2020
Executive Order GA-18 Takeaways, Effective May 1st to May 15th

After review of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-18 “Relating to the Expanded Reopening of Services as Part of the Safe, Strategic Plan to Open Texas in Response to the COVID-19 Disaster”, the following takeaways are applicable to Alamo Country Club’s (ACC) membership & employees as follows:

1.  Minimize Social Gatherings & Minimize In-Person Contact (Page 3 of EO – GA 18):
“In accordance with guidance from DSHS Commissioner Dr Hellerstedt, and to achieve the goals established by the President to reduce the spread of COVID-19, every person in Texas shall, except where necessary to provide or obtain essential services or reopened services, minimize social gatherings and minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household. People over the age of 65, however, are strongly encouraged to stay at home as much as possible; maintain appropriate distance from any member of the household who has been out of the residence in the previous 14 days; and, if leaving the home, to implement social distancing and to practice good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation.”

2.  Face Masks (Page 4 of EO – GA 18)

“Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate face coverings, but no jurisdiction can impose a civil or criminal penalty for failure to wear a face covering.”

3.  Gym Closures (Page 4 of EO – GA 18)
People shall avoid visiting bars, gyms…”

** The full EO – GA 18 has been posted on ACC’s website and on the Coronavirus bulletin board.


New Pool Operations - 
Effective April 22nd, 2020

Per telecall with Mayor Martinez on April 18th, 2020, the City of Alamo & Hidalgo County are permitting the re-opening of community pools based upon the recommendations of the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to include the following CDC directive:

“there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) released the following statement:

“It is critical for the public to recognize that disinfectants used for pool and hot tub maintenance can also be used for surface disinfection and other means necessary during this time. Retail stores can be valuable outlets for chemicals that go beyond pools in maintaining public health.”

Based upon the recommendations & directives of the CDC, WHO, City of Alamo & Hidalgo County with Board approval, the following precautionary measures will be implemented for the pool reopening:

  • Physical Distancing pool signup procedures located at the SE pool gate entrance:
    • Only one person at a time at pool signup sheet.
    • Maintain Physical Distancing.
    • Bring your own pencil.
    • Sanitize and/or wash your hands after signing up.
    • Only 1-hour increments permitted.
  • 10 persons or less are permitted in the pool area per hour.
    • Pool area is defined as the pool deck, pool, hot tub & cabana.
  • Pool Bathrooms & Showers are closed.
  • Do not use tables or chairs in pool area.
    • Bring your own chairs.
  • No community pool floats and/or pool exercise equipment will be available.
  • Pool volleyball is prohibited.
  • Maintain Physical Distancing (6’ from others) while in the pool.
  • Pool Attendant & Facilities Manager will clean railings & gate latch frequently during the week.
  • BOD will request Pool Volunteers to clean railings & gate latch over the weekend.
  • Maintenance Department & Pool Volunteers will check water chemistry twice a day (8:00 am & 4:00 pm).
  • SE Pool Gate will be the only pool entrance point.
  • Pool Volunteers – if you would like to volunteer, please contact the office.

New Golf Course Operations & New Clubhouse Hours, Amenities Update - April 18th, 2020

Second Amended Emergency Order Instituting Subsequent Measures Due to A Public Health Emergency (20—003) Revision Effective April 16th, 2020:

"1. (a) 4. Public/Private Golf Courses may continue operations so long as they limit in-person golfing activities to groups of four (4) persons or less; walking the course or one (1) person per cart only; limit clubhouse and/or restaurants or food services activities to take-out or curbside service; other golf course operations may be conducted remotely; CDC guidance and Physical Distancing measures must be followed."

Golf Course:

Per the revised EO, the Golf Course will re-open on Tuesday April 21st, 2020 & the following precautionary steps have been instituted for the Golf Course & Participants:

  • Raised cups on the golf course & putting green.
  • Removal of the sand boxes from tee boxes.
  • Removal of rakes from sand traps.
  • Disabled ball washing units.
  • Only same household residents may ride in golf cart.
  • Touching of golf balls and/or golf equipment by owner only.
  • Physical Distancing Tee-time Signup Procedures at kitchen window:
    • Only one person at a time at tee sheet/kitchen window.
    • Maintain 6’
    • Bring your own pencil.
    • Sanitize and/or wash your hands after signing up.
    • Tee sheets will be placed at the window on Monday April 20th at 8:00 am.
  • Couples & Scramble Events have been canceled.
  • Bathroom on #5 Tee will remain closed. Please do not breach the door.
  • Maintain Physical Distancing (6’ from others)
  • No gathering and/or bottlenecking around the #1 tee box area, pathway, patio, etc.

Driving Range:

  • Driving Range will re-open on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at noon.
  • Please bring your own bin or bag to collect the balls from the driving range machine.

Chipping Range:

  • Chipping Range will re-open on Saturday April 18th, 2020 at noon.
  • Please bring your own balls and do not share balls.

New Clubhouse Hours of Operation

Effective Monday April 20th, 2020

  • Clubhouse hours have been extended from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Clubhouse available amenities include the following:
    • Library (one person at a time)
    • Card Room
    • View Room
    • Big Hall
  • Clubhouse closed amenities include the following:
    • Gym
    • Billiard’s Room
    • Kitchen
    • Small Kitchen
  • Face Masks are required when entering the clubhouse.
    • Face Masks are not required during physical activity.

No Changes to the Office Hours.

    • Office will be open from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday-Friday. 


City of Alamo - Emergency Order (Dated April 7, 2020)
The latest emergency order from the city of Alamo is posted in the attachments section below.

Revised Videoconferencing Attachment - April 12, 2020
A revised videoconferencing document has been attached to the bottom of this page.  There are now two additional sessions.  The schedule for the week of April 13 is:

o  Monday April 13, 9:00 - 9:30 am
o  Tuesday April 14, 9:00 - 9:30 am
o  Thursday April 16, 9:00 - 9:30 am
o  Friday April 17, 9:00 - 9:30 am

ACC Coronavirus Update – April 10
th, 2020

FACE MASK Requirements & Exceptions CLARIFICATION

According to the Second Amended Emergency Order Instituting Subsequent Measures Due to A Public Health Emergency (EO 20-003 & Effective April 7th, 2020), the face mask requirements & exceptions are as follows:

1.  Face Masks Requirements: “All persons over the age of three are required to wear some form of covering over their mouth and nose, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief, when: entering into any building open to the public for Essential Activities; when on business parking lots; when using public transportation; taxis, or ride services; when pumping gas; when providing take-out, curbside, or drive-thru services.” (Page 13, Appendix A, Subsection 1).

2.  Face Mask Exceptions: “This Rule shall not apply to persons that are: engaging in a permissible physical activity (unless within six feet of another person); persons driving or riding in a personal vehicle during Essential Activities; persons that are alone in a separate single room or office space; persons that are with their own Shelter-At-Home group (household members); persons with medical conditions that when covering the nose and mouth may pose a greater health, safety or security risk; persons that are not covering for consumption purposes.” (Page 13, Appendix A, Subsection 1).

ACC Sewing Angels & Their Amazing Contributions

I want to take this opportunity to thank our Sewing Angels & their husbands who have donated their services & materials to make several 100 masks for our Community & our staff. Our Sewing Angels include the following individuals:

Jan Christophersen

Sandy Davis

Pam King

Patti McLaughlin

Patty Whalen

If you need a mask, please contact the office or one of Sewing Angels. Be Safe All.


ACC Coronavirus Update – April 8
th, 2020

SECOND AMENDED EMERGENCY ORDER INSTITUTING SUBSEQUENT MEASURES DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY (20-003)  
EFFECTIVE AS OF 11:59 PM APRIL 7TH, 2020

ACC Amenities Closures – Effective April 8th, 2020:

  • ACC Golf Course
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green
  • Chipping Range

ACC Activities Permitted:

  • To engage in outdoor activity, such as visiting open parks, hunting or fishing engaging in physical activity like walking, running or bicycling, provided the individuals, follow CDC guidance and comply with Physical Distancing… ((Page 4, Section 1, Subsection iii).
  • During the pandemic, the Board is allowing recreational bicycles to ride on the golf course path only.

Amended Emergency Order Summary:

  1. The Shelter-At-Home Amended EO prohibits any number of people gathering in a public or private setting/residence. (page 2, Section 1, Subsection a).
  • The EO does not prohibit the gatherings of members of the same household or living unit.
  • You may host a gathering in an open-aired setting such as your patios, driveways, etc. while maintaining Physical Distancing & wearing a face mask.
  • To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with PHYSICAL DISTANCING including maintaining six-foot social distancing from each other, washing hands with soap & water at least twenty seconds often or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands.                                                                                                                                           
Public/Private Golf Courses must cease operations as per Executive Order GA-14 issued by Governor Abbot. (Page 3, Section 1, Subsection a) 4).
  • ACC Golf Course Operations include the Golf Course, Chipping Range, Putting Green, & Driving Range.   
     3.  The Shelter-At-Home Curfew
  • In addition to the mandate to the Shelter-At-Home, a curfew for all persons aged eighteen (18) and over shall be imposed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM. (Page 4, Section 1, Subsection f) 2).
  • Guard House Gate will be closed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM and will only allow access to essential services/activities and/or residents returning from essential services/activities.
  • To care for a family member, a child or pet in another household is essential activity. (Page 4, Section 1, Subsection v).
  • All elective medical, surgical, and dental procedures are prohibited. (page 4, Section 1, Subsection b).  
4.  Essential Business & Essential Services
  • Essential Critical Infrastructure includes public works construction, residential & commercial construction, airport operations, gas, water, sewer, oil… (Page 6, Section 1, Subsection b) iii).
  • Essential Retail – Real Estate: in-person open houses and showings are limited to two (2) clients or less, by appointment or online only… (Page 6, Section 1, Subsection b) iv).
  • Essential Service: Essential services include trash, recycling collection, building cleaning, maintenance and security, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, general repair contractors, landscaping... (Page 7, Section 1, Subsection b) vi).
5.  Work Safe Measures & Work Safe Plan
  • ACC is considered an essential business and a Work Safe Plan that was submitted to local municipalities. (Page 8, Section 1, Subsection b) ix).
6.  If someone in a household has tested positive for coronavirus, the household is ORDERED to isolate at home. (Page 8, Section 1, Subsection e).

7.  It is recommended and highly encouraged that any residents of the County of Hidalgo returning from travel outside of the county are to impose self-isolate - 14 Day Self-Quarantine. (Page 9, Section 1, Subsection n).
  • Non-Essential Travel is prohibited and any out of county persons are prohibited to non-essential travel within Hidalgo County.
8.  You may not have more than two (2) persons per vehicle for personal Essential Activities. (Page 9, Section 1, Subsection o) 2).

9.  EO expires on April 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm. (Page 11)
  • Violators may be fined up to $1,000 or confined in jail for a period not to exceed 180 days.
10.  Face Masks: All persons over the age of three are required to wear some form of covering over their mouth and nose, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief, when: entering into any building open to the public for Essential Activities; when on business parking lots; when using public transportation; taxis, or ride services; when pumping gas; when providing take-out, curbside, or drive-thru services. (Page 13, Appendix A, Subsection 1).

11.  Vulnerable Persons: Limiting Exposure: Vulnerable populations include persons who are sixty (60) years of age and older; persons with certain health conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, kidney disease and weakened immune systems, or may be pregnant. Vulnerable persons must avoid non-essential activity; Shelter-AT-Home and avoid persons who may be sick. (Page 13, Appendix A, Subsection 3).

ACC Activities Permitted:

  1. To engage in outdoor activity, such as visiting open parks, hunting or fishing engaging in physical activity like walking, running or bicycling, provided the individuals, follow CDC guidance and comply with Physical Distancing… ((Page 4, Section 1, Subsection iii).
  2. During the pandemic, the Board is allowing recreational bicycles to ride on the golf course path only.

Currently, there are five cases of COVID-19 in the City of Alamo and one individual passed away from COVID-19.

The Board of Directors is very grateful for our community’s cooperation & assistance to keep our club safe and the Board will continue to provide accurate and timely information to our community. Be safe all.

 

Videoconferencing Information & Demo Sessions - April 5, 2020

Due to the pandemic & the prohibition of public gatherings, the Board has selected a videoconferencing service (RingCentral) to allow our membership to view and/or participate in the upcoming Planning & Board meetings. To help familiarize the videoconferencing technology, the Board will be holding four videoconferencing information & demo sessions. Videoconferencing may be accessed on your desktop, laptop, tablet, iPhone, Androids, etc.  The dial-in info is posted in the attachments at the bottom of this page.

Coronavirus Safety Tips - April 5, 2020

Dr. David Price

Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York City - COVID 19 Hospital

Dr. Price who is currently on the front lines at a COVID 19 hospital in New York City provided advice on how people can prevent spreading the coronavirus and encouraging communities not to be scared of the virus but prevent transmission by stop touching your face.

Dr. Price’s Coronavirus Safety Tips:

Keep your hands clean (“become a Hand Nazi”, Keep them clean & you will not get this disease”)

Wash them all day

Carry Hand Sanitizer

Use elbows or shoulders to open doors

Stop touching your face (“connection of hands to face” & “do not touch your face”)

His full video may be viewed on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKTzefEJFM


ACC Coronavirus Update - 
April 4th, 2020

SHELTER-AT-HOME EMERGENCY ORDER CLARIFICATION
  • The Shelter-At-Home Emergency Order (EO) prohibits any number of people gathering in a public or private setting/residence. Meaning, you are in violation of the EO if you host friends/guests inside your residence of any number.
    • The EO does not prohibit the gatherings of members of the same household or living unit.
    • You may host a gathering in an open-aired setting such as your patios, driveways, etc. while maintaining Social Distancing.
      • To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with SOCIAL DISTANCING including maintaining six-foot social distancing from each other, washing hands with soap & water at least twenty seconds often or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands.
    • 10 or less individuals are prohibited in a dwelling and is no longer accepted per the EO.
      • Alamo Police Department provided erroneous information to our residents regarding the expired 10 individuals or less rule. The Board rectified this erroneous statement with the City Manager, the Mayor & the Police Chief.
    • 14 Day Self-Quarantine is required for out of town guests/family.
    • EO expires on April 10th, 2020.
      • Per Hidalgo County Public Health Officials, a new restrictive order will be issued.
Projected Disease Model & Apex
  • Per Hidalgo County Public Health Officials, the projected disease model peak will occur sometime in late May or early June.
  • The City of Alamo & HC Public Health Officials are making every effort to minimize the impact on the RGV’s health system, health professionals and health facilities.
City Hall Lobby Closure – Effective Monday April 6th, 2020
  • Online water bill payment is now available.

The Board of Directors is very grateful for our community’s cooperation & assistance to keep our club safe and the Board will continue to provide accurate and timely information to our community. Be safe all.

ACC Coronavirus Update - April 2nd, 2020

Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Message - April 1st, 2020

On April 1st, 2020, The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon that it will begin stepping up enforcement of the shelter-in-place order immediately.

“Our community is law enforcement’s biggest and most important partner and

today we need you more than ever to combat this virus and keep our families

safe by simply staying home,” Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra says in a release.

  • HCSO says that it has made every effort to educate and keep the public

             informed but now it believes a stronger tactic is in order.

  • Those who are found not to be in compliance could receive a citation or be

              arrested for Violation of the Emergency Management Order.

  • Penalties include a fine of up to $1,000 or 180 days in jail.
  • Residents may not leave their household unless visiting a doctor or for obtaining supplies needed for a household.
  • Those with jobs deemed essential are allowed to continue working.
  • Anyone with questions can call the Hidalgo County Information Line at (956) 292-7765.

 

SHELTER-AT-HOME EMERGENCY ORDER & Sheriff Guerra’s Main Takeaways:

  • Residents are permitted to leave ACC for doctor’s appointments or for obtaining supplies needed for their household. However, Public Health Officials are requesting for ACC utilize online ordering and/or HEB Favor delivery service.
  • To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with SOCIAL DISTANCING including maintaining six-foot social distancing from each other, washing hands with soap & water at least twenty seconds often or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands.
  • Emergency Order - Sub-Section M “Self-Quarantine” (page 8): It is recommended and highly encouraged that any residents of the County of Hidalgo returning from travel outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of the County are to remain in self-isolation…
  • Emergency Order - Sub-Section O, 1 (page 8): This Order allows travel into or out of the County to perform Essential Personal Activities, Healthcare Operations, etc.
  • Emergency Order - Sub-Section vi. “Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Business” (page 6)
    • The Board of Directors & EO per this subsection have deemed the following individuals as essential personnel & essential departments: GM Kristin Knutson, Superintendent Michael Casares, Security Supervisor Rick Martinez, Maintenance personnel, & Security personnel.
  • As of April 1st, 62 positive cases have been reported.
  • Hidalgo County Hotline for COVID-19: 956.292.7765 (Monday-Friday 8am to 5 pm).

 

Travel Diary Suggestion:

After much discussion with Public Health Officials, it is being recommended for individuals/households to keep a travel diary when you depart ACC for doctor’s appointment or shopping for household goods. This will aid investigators who are trying to track & trace the activities of infected individuals to determine if there was potential exposure & further transmission of the virus. This is a recommendation and not a requirement, but this may further protect our community when we’re participating in outside activities.

 

In closing, the Board of Directors is requesting our community’s cooperation & assistance to keep our club safe and abide by the rules & recommendations provided by the Federal, State & Local Governments.

Be safe all.

Billiards Room Closed - April 1, 2020
Effective April 1, the billiards room is closed.

Many Golf Courses Remain Open, with Restrictions - March 31, 2020

Please click the link below to read an article from The Monitor:
https://www.themonitor.com/2020/03/29/many-golf-courses-open-restrictions/

ACC Coronavirus Update - March 27th, 2020

Pool Closure Authorities
On Thursday March 26th, 2020, the Board of Directors was given another unprecedented task to review, evaluate & interpret Emergency Order (EO) titled “Shelter-At-Home”.  The Board did not act hastily, and the Board worked with our City & County Health Officials to determine authorities, responsibilities & best course of action per the EO. The Board focused upon continuity of operations of ACC, essential personnel vs non-essential personnel and the most paramount objective was how to keep our community safe. The Board communicated our preventive measures for our amenities to include the golf course & pool.  After much deliberation & planning, City & County Officials with appropriate authorities decided to close the pool based upon their concerns about the transmission of the virus in the pool water. With the appropriate authorities, City & County Officials decided to keep the golf course open if the golfers practice social distancing. As directed by our City Officials, if social distancing is not practiced on the golf course, the golf course will be shutdown.

In closing, the Board of Directors did not shutdown the pool nor did they have the authority to shut it down. The Board’s objective is to keep our community safe & virus-free. Let’s continue to be a Community of kindness & helping one & another. 

Be Safe All.


ACC Coronavirus Update - 
March 26th, 2020

Hidalgo County Emergency Order / SHELTER-AT-HOME ORDER
EFFECTIVE AS OF 11:59 PM ON MARCH 26TH, 2020

“All individuals currently living within Hidalgo County, Texas are ordered to SHELTER-AT-HOME in their residence. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside of their residence.”

The Emergency Order has been posted on the website, clubhouse bulletin boards, Facebook and disseminated in an ACC blast email. Please see the below key points & takeaways from the Emergency Order as follows:

  • Sub-section iii. “Definitions” (page 3): To engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with SOCIAL DISTANCING including maintaining six-foot social distancing from each other, washing hands often with soap & water for at least twenty seconds or using hand sanitizer; covering coughs or sneezes; cleaning high-touch surfaces; not shaking hands.
  • Sub-Section vi. “Essential Services Necessary to Maintain Essential Operations of Residences or Other Essential Business” (page 6)
    • The Board of Directors & EO per this subsection have deemed the following individuals as essential personnel & essential departments: GM Kristin Knutson, Superintendent Michael Casares, Security Supervisor Rick Martinez, Maintenance personnel, & Security personnel.
      • Employee Essential letters have been posted on the website and provided to the City of Alamo & Alamo Police Department.
      • Office & Golf Shop personnel have been deemed as non-essential and will continue to telework from their residences.
      • Office Teleworking hours will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and the ACC physical office will be closed. 
  • Sub-Section M “Self-Quarantine” (page 8): It is recommended and highly encouraged that any residents of the County of Hidalgo returning from travel outside of the jurisdictional boundaries of the County are to remain in self-isolation…
  • Sub-Section O, 1 (page 8): This Order allows travel into or out of the County to perform Essential Personal Activities, Healthcare Operations, etc.

ACC Amenity Operations:

The Board of Directors is currently working with City & County Public Health Officials for further interpretation and guidance per the Emergency Order: SHELTER-AT-HOME Order.  Per the recommendation & guidance from the City of Alamo, the following amenities will be suspended & closed until further notice:

  • Pool Area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Patio Area
  • Shuffleboard Courts
  • Gym
  • Pavilion

Per the recommendation & guidance from the City of Alamo, the following amenities will remain open under limited operations & maintain proper Social Distancing:

  • Clubhouse
  • Library (1 person only)
  • Golf Course
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green

The following precautionary steps have been instituted:

  • Raised cups on the golf course & putting green.
  • Removal of the sand boxes from tee boxes.
  • Removal of rakes from sand traps.
  • Disabled ball washing units.
  • Only same household residents may ride in golf cart.
  • Touching of golf balls and/or golf equipment by owner only.
  • New tee-time signup procedures at kitchen window for safe social distancing. 
  • Couples & Scramble Events have been canceled.

The Board of Directors is requesting our community’s cooperation & assistance to keep our club safe and abide by the rules & recommendations provided by the Federal, State & Local Governments. The Board is currently inundated with calls, texts and emails regarding the virus and the Board will continue to provide accurate and timely information to our community. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated. Be safe all.

ACC Coronavirus Update - March 24, 2020


Pool Operations

10-Person Limit & Signup Required

Per Executive Order GA-08 & effective as of 03-20-2020, every person in Texas shall avoid social gathering in a group of more than 10 people. Violation of this Executive Order is punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed 180 days.

The ACC pool area is defined as the pool deck, cabana, pool, & hot tub and is limited to 10 individuals or less. A required sign-up has been posted at the Golf Shop window with 30-minute increments with 10 individual slots. The west pool gate & south pool gate have been closed and the only entry gate into pool is through the north gate. Please limit your pool time and your pool time shall not exceed 2 hours per person.

The Board of Directors is requesting our community’s cooperation & assistance to keep our club safe and abide by the rules & recommendations provided by the Federal, State & Local Government. The BOD is making every effort to keep the pool open and requesting our membership to self-enforce ineligible members who are violating the 10-person rule. If violations continue, ACC will be forced to notify authorities of such violations and/or close the pool indefinitely.

Office & Golf Shop Limited Operations & Closures

Week of 03/24-29/2020

Due to public health issues and effective immediately, ACC’s office staff will be teleworking from their residences. The office staff (Monica, Rosie & Rose) will have access to their ACC email accounts & ACC’s website from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and ACC telephonic coverage from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Office will be opened from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and the office will be manned by the General Manager & Board members.

Couples & Scramble Signup Procedures

Office Signup Hours 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Due to the Golf Shop being closed, couples & scramble signup will be handled in the office from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Gym Closure

Effective 03-23-2020

Based upon recommendations & guidance from Hidalgo County Public Health Officials & Epidemiologist, the gym has been closed effective 03-23-2020. The closure notice was disregarded, and a lock was installed to prohibit members from entering the gym.

ACC Coronavirus Update - March 23rd, 2020

  1. First Hidalgo Case Reported
    1. The Board of Directors will continue to disseminate accurate and updated information throughout this pandemic and on March 21st, a McAllen resident tested positive for the virus. Hidalgo County Public Health Officials are in the process of retracing her steps & it was reported that the resident is in her 20’s.
  2. Hidalgo County Public Health Officials
    1. The Board of Directors is currently working with city & county officials to include an Epidemiologist who is monitoring our health risks, requirements and self-quarantine recommendations.
    2. The Epidemiologist & Public Health officials will be handling all travel related “self-quarantine” cases and provide “self-quarantine” recommendations.
    3. If you have any questions and/or self-reporting, please contact the Hidalgo County’s Coronavirus Hotline at 956.292.7765 (M-F 0800-5:00 PM).
  3. HEB – Favor Program – Senior Program
    1. Seniors only (60 years old or older)
    2. Same day delivery (delivery service fees have been waived for the first 30 days.)
    3. $10.00 tip will be added to your order.
    4. Orders must be placed between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
    5. Place orders via telephone number 1.833.397.0080 or through the Favor App. 
    6. The HEB Favor letter may be found on the website.
    7. Free essential grocery delivery service offered by HEB & Favor App.
  4. Walmart – Seniors Only Shopping Opportunity
    1. Starting Tuesday March 24th from 6:00am-7:00pm, seniors only will be permitted to shop.
    2. This senior shopping opportunity will be available every Tuesday until Tuesday April 28th, 2020.
  5. General Dollar – Seniors Only Shopping Opportunity
    1. A daily seniors-only shopping opportunity is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am only..
  6. Costco – Seniors Only Shopping Opportunity
    1. Beginning March 24 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., Costco will temporarily implement special operating hours for members who are 60 and older and those with physical disabilities. The pharmacy will also be open during this hour.
    2. These hours apply to all locations except the Business Centers, which will remain open during regular hours.
  7. ACC Volunteer Program
    1. There will be NO PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person in need or the volunteer. Delivery & pick up service only.
    2. The ACC Volunteer program will deliver essential items such as food, water, medicine &/or paper goods and address an individual’s needs to include mail pick up, pet care/dog walking, etc.
    3. Please contact the office if you need help & assistance. A volunteer will contact you telephonically to address your essential items (food, water, medicine, paper goods, etc.), your critical needs and prescription pick up schedule.
    4. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office.
    5. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact GM Kristin Knutson, LJ Gioeni or Eric Danielson.
ACC Compliance with Texas Executive Order GA-08 - March 20, 2020

Per TX Executive Order GA-08 & Order No. I, In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the Center of Disease Control (CDC), every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in group of more than 10 people. Violation of this EO is punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or confinement in jail for a term that does not exceed 180 days.
 
ACC Operational Changes/Garage & Estate Sales Ban effective 03-20-2020:
  • Signs have been posted in the pool area, patio & clubhouse rooms (view room, card room, kitchen and library). 
  • Per Mayor Martinez, all garage sales & estate sales have been banned in the City of Alamo's RV parks & ACC until further notice. Garage sale permits will be reactivated & renewed following the ban. 
  • Golf shop doors will remain closed. 
  • Per management, golf shop spend down accounts will be waived until January 31st, 2021.
Pool Operations:
  • A pool signup sheet will be posted at the Golf Shop window with 30 minute increments with 10 slots. Please limit your pool time and your pool time shall not exceed 2 hours per person.
Golf Operations:
  • Scramble, Couples, Ladies & Men's Leagues will continue.  
  • Tee time sheets will be placed outside of Golf Shop window. 
  • To reduce the amount of contact on the golf course, the maintenance staff will be removing rakes on all sand bunkers and raise cups on all greens. 
  • Raised cup operations - if you hit the cup with your ball and if it remains within one putter length, call it a sunk putt. 
Thank you for your understanding & please stay safe.

Alamo Walmart Open 6-7 am on Tuesdays for Elderly Shopping - March 20, 2020

Please see attachments below for letter from Mayor Diana Martinez with information concerning Elderly shopping hours at Walmart.

ACC Coronavirus Update - 
March 19th, 2020

  1. Hidalgo County has established Coronavirus Hotline 956.292.7765 (0800-5:00 PM).
  2. The Center of Disease Control (CDC) is requiring 14-day self-quarantine after international & cruise travel as follows:

COVID-19 and Cruise Ship Travel

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel

Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions

Watch - Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions

Warning - Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel—Widespread Ongoing Transmission

Key Points

  • CDC recommends that travelers defer all cruise travel worldwide. 
  • Widespread ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been reported in some countries. Other countries have reported sustained community spread.
  • Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on several cruise ships.
  • Cruise travelers should stay home for 14 days after returning from travel, monitor their health, and practice social distancing.
  1. CDC Link: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/warning/coronavirus-cruise-ship

ACC Coronavirus Update - March 18th, 2020

  1. The President issued the White House’s Coronavirus Guidelines to include a 15-days to slow the spread of disease. Please see the attached document.
  2. On March 17th, 2020, the City of Alamo issued & approved a Mayoral Declaration of Local State of Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency to limit mass gathering not to exceed 50 or more individuals for 14 days. Violation of this Declaration is punishable by a fine of $1,000.
  3. The City of Alamo & ACC is working on plan to address ACC’s critical needs & essential items (food, water, medicine, paper goods, etc.) to prevent the transmission of the virus.
    1. Currently, the City is working with HEB & Walmart to designate a time allotted for seniors to shop to pick up essential items.
      1. It was conveyed that Dollar General allows seniors-only to shop from 8:00-9:00 AM in Alamo.
    2. The City & Hidalgo County is currently working with the State to obtain testing kits for the virus.
  4. At the City Meeting, LJ Gioeni & Eric Danielson presented ACC’s Volunteer Program to assist & support ACC’s shut-ins, individuals with compromised immune systems and/or “self-quarantine” individuals.
    1. The ACC Volunteer program will deliver essential items such as food, water, medicine &/or paper goods and address an individual’s needs to include mail pick up, pet care/dog walking, etc.
      1. There will be NO PHYSICAL CONTACT with the person in need or the volunteer. Delivery & pick up service only.
    2. Please contact the office if you need help & assistance. A volunteer will contact you telephonically to address your essential items (food, water, medicine, paper goods, etc.), your critical needs and prescription pick up schedule.
    3. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the office.
    4. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact GM Kristin Knutson, LJ Gioeni or Eric Danielson.

Canceled events / activities (as of 3/25/2020)

Wizard (Friday mornings)
Help (Friday nights)
Karaoke (Sunday evenings)
Quilting (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Pinochle (Tuesdays)
Bunco (Tuesdays)
Duplicate Bridge (Wednesdays)
Soup & Salad Dinner (3/25)
Investors' Club Fish Fry (3/27)
Activities Burger Feed (3/28)
Spring Round Up Dance (3/28)
Piano Concert (3/29)
Choir Practice (3/30)
RV and Travel Club Happy Trails (4/1)
Tees for Tails (4/04)
Drama Club Potluck (4/04)
DJ Dance (4/06)


Dear ACC Members (3/16/2020),

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), the Center of Disease Control (CDC) in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. ACC Board of Directors has voted & approved to suspend & prohibit any mass gatherings of 50 or more individuals until further notice. 
 
Please refer to the ACC Website page titled "COVID-19 Updates for ACC" for updated information. 
 
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. 
 
Board of Directors

Updated March 16, 2020

Coronavirus & Center of Disease Control Guidance (3/15/2020)

As our country is preparing for the Coronavirus pandemic, I believe it is essential for our Community to be equipped with information to prepare & prevent the further transmission of the virus.  To note, there has not been a documented case reported in the RGV area. However, prevention & preparation is key, and the Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidance includes three categories: I. Take Actions to Reduce Your Risk, II. Practice Everyday Preventive Actions and III. Have Supplies on Hand (Medications, etc.).

ACC is in the process of developing a plan of action with our General Manager & her staff to include purchasing disinfectant dispensers, increase frequency of cleaning & disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, offering virtual meeting capabilities/teleconferencing for committees & clubs and assist & support individuals with compromised immune systems or individuals who declared themselves as “self-quarantine”.  Additionally, ACC will be meeting with City Officials to discuss the city’s plan & available services for adult communities within Alamo & the RGV.

Lastly, the Board is working with Care-Givers Committee, First Responders and volunteers who are prepared to help, assist and support individuals who have compromised immune systems or “self-quarantine” with grocery & medicine deliveries, mail pickup and/or any other requirement without making any individual contact. If you would like to volunteer or if you have a medical need for assistance, please contact the office.

Thank you for your help and consideration. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact GM Kristin Knutson or LJ Gioeni

Updated March 15, 2020



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