Since we’ve become aware of the COVID-19 virus and have utilized the directives from the CDC, the State of Missouri, and Crawford County to address the concerns and safety of ILPOA’s members, guests, and vendors. The ILPOA Board has tried to error on the side of caution when addressing how we conduct business, do our work, and with community club meetings and events.
As much as we would all like to see things return to normal we’ve had to take steps to ensure the safety of our community. As a result, this continues to impact upcoming events and how we utilize our facilities.
Blessing of the Boats:
Based upon the input from our community using the voting feature within Nextdoor we asked if our members wanted to do the Blessing of the Boats as we would normally do on Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July Weekend, or Cancel the Event. More than half of the people who responded to the poll wanted us to Delay or Cancel the event.
We have decided it would be prudent to delay this year’s Blessing of the Boats to the 4th of July Weekend with the understanding that this is contingent on the further relaxing of guidelines by the CDC, State of Missouri, and Crawford County.
ILPOA Community Center Public Facilities:
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends that public bathrooms be cleaned/sanitized 1-2 times per day due to the COVID-19 virus. Unfortunately, currently, we do not have a service provider that is willing to take on the responsibility to ensure our exterior public bathroom is clean and safe to be used by our members and guests.
Unfortunately, we have no choice but to keep the bathroom closed until further notice. As the CDC changes its recommendation we can then reconsider re-opening the outside public bathroom at the Community Center.
The Marina has also informed us they will not have a public bathroom available either. So as the holiday and summer weekends are upon us, please make sure if you and your family intend on using the beach that you keep this information in mind and plan ahead.