In order to support Hillsborough County's efforts to blunt the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus as they consider curfew and stay in place orders, the Lake St Charles CDD has closed the Clubhouse, Pool, Playgrounds, Basketball and Tennis Courts until further notice. This was not an easy decision however it has become necessary to limit the possibility of gatherings of groups over 10. Since sanitation and testing supplies are limited even to healthcare providers, it is difficult to maintain sanitation of hard surfaces. We ask all residents to comply with this difficult decision and to review the Lake St Charles app frequently for status updates. Please encourage your friends and neighbors who live within the community to download and utilize the free Lake St Charles app. The app was built to cost effectively enhance communications and distribute timely, relevant information to our residents. We appreciate your compliance an understanding with the closures as we all work together to stop the spread of this virus.
The health and well-being of residents and local businesses is Hillsborough County’s top priority. To help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the region, the County’s Emergency Policy Group voted Thursday, March 26 to implement the Safer-at-Home Order. The Order takes effect today, Friday, March 27 at 10 p.m. and will remain in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until the EPG rescinds the Order.
The Order is designed to direct people to behave in a socially responsible way to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Order provides education and information about how you can help. It also outlines ways people can contribute to the anti-pandemic efforts.
Staying at home saves lives! Residents should only leave their homes for necessary trips. Examples include leaving to get necessary food and supplies, for medical appointments or recreation, or to go to work at an essential business or a business that can maintain social distancing guidelines. You can learn more here.
Under the Order, essential businesses such as grocery stores, banks, gas stations, and many others can remain open and are urged to practice safe social distancing with 6 feet of space between all employees and customers. Non-essential businesses that can maintain the social distancing guidelines also may remain open. Non-essential businesses that cannot maintain the social distancing guidelines must close. All businesses are urged to allow any employee who can work from home to do so. Learn more about what your business can do here. Many resources to help businesses also are available at HCFLGov.net/bizhelp.
Hillsborough County urges everybody who can remain at home to do so. By being socially responsible at this crucial time, our region can emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic more quickly and more united.
For the latest information on the COVID-19 coronavirus, visit HCFLGov.net/StaySafe and sign up for the HCFL Alert system. Here you will find resources and information to help you prepare your household and business. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control has up-to-date information available, as does the Florida Department of Health.