Dear Cedar Springs Members,

We hope this update finds you all healthy and doing well.

As we look forward to the potential re-opening of the province, it is more important than ever that we continue to comply with the relevant municipal, provincial, or federal requirements for social distancing. Each of us has, not only a legal obligation, but a moral duty to ensure we are taking every precaution necessary to prevent or limit the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.

With this in mind, we have included the following clarification/guidelines to ensure we, as a community, understand our individual and collective responsibility regarding social distancing:

Gatherings of more than 5 people (not including those who share one household as a primary residence) are strictly prohibited. This means not visiting friends’ cottages, not hosting guests in your cottage or on community grounds, and not visiting or hosting family who do not live with you full time.

The beach, ballpark, tennis courts, pickleball court, and golf course remain closed. These areas should not be entered by anyone not performing an essential maintenance activity. Walks around the loop and on the golf course are permitted provided groups include 5 or fewer people, and 2 meters are maintained between each individual. These requirements will support efforts to limit the spread of this virus, and is particularly important, given the growing evidence of transmission by asymptomatic individuals. This means people with the virus can unknowingly spread the virus without showing symptoms.

Given the importance of ensuring the virus is not spread, the city of Burlington has enacted bylaws where failure to abide by social distancing measures may result in fines between $500 and $100,000. The Province of Ontario has enacted similar fines and penalties which may be amalgamated. This notice is not intended to be threatening, but rather educational. We are hopeful that this notice provides you with the necessary information to help protect yourselves, your friends and loved ones, and the community as a whole.

This week Barbara Schmide and Haresh Kirplani have provided some practical tips on take-out food.

Please click on the link below:

CEDAR SPRINGS COMMUNITY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC – Issue V

An additional reminder to keep your dog on leash and please remember to take waste with you and deposit in the garbage. We have had some complaints that dog waste bags have been left on the loop. Kindly take care of your own pet’s poop – no one else wants to to handle this on your behalf.

Thank you all for your continued attention to keeping our community safe.  Your contributions are appreciated. If you have any specific questions you would like us to address please don’t hesitate to reach out to Laurie LaurieReid5@gmail.com and Iain IainLonsway4@gmail.com

Stay well everyone,

Laurie and Iain & Your Board of Directors

Family. Play. Preserve.