Phone calls and e-mails have increased slightly. Everyone is coming from a different place. Whether is members traveling from a long distance, to concern for high risk individuals, to those who think the whole response has been over the top. Please understand, we can't push or support any one opinion regarding covid-19, they all count - they all matter. The one thing that is consistent is that everyone wants to come to the lake. We feel there is no better place to vacation and socially distance than on the lake. Here are some of the decisions we've made or anticipate in the coming weeks. I think I said it before in One Day at a Time, decisions will change as we move through the summer, so consider this a temporary list.
The swimming beach is moved, probably permanently, to the area east of the boat landing by the community fire pit.
The boat lifts that used to be there have moved to in front of the bungalows (3,4,6,7). The entrance to that dock is between 7 and 8.
The docks have once again been reconfigured to accommodate this change. There will now be power on three docks (9, 7, and lodge). I'll draw a map of this in the coming week.
Our instruction will be to move horizontally on the resort, say from cabin 4 to the swim beach, please walk the driveway (use the road side door). In terms of what not to do, please don't walk the beach past other cabins that aren't in your group.
The store will be stocked, including bait, but will not be generally open. We will encourage using the chat bot on this site to request items and they will be delivered to your door.
Arrivals and departures will be digital. We will forward our current/weekly guidelines and ask you to respond. We will leave the keys in the cabin. Checkout will be similar.
We haven't figured out the fish cleaning house yet. I suspect we will have two options, and mostly find a way to keep it from being crowded.
You should be catching a theme here. Places and processes that encourage public gathering in close proximity are being changed. People generally come to Betsy Ross Resort to be with their families, and this is still a good thing even in this very strange year. What we want to do is encourage everyone to respect everyone else's reality, regardless if you share in that reality. If you see someone not from your group walking towards you on the driveway, cross to the other side. Bring a mask, not for your own protection or because you are concerned, but out of respect for the other person who is concerned.
Patty, Dustin, and I will be very present, but in the backdrop. You'll see us moving through the resort and yet we won't approach you very much. When we do come near you, we will have a mask. Please don't be offended - we really want to be normal and this is very hard for us. But in a normal year, we have close interaction with every single guest. That's well over a thousand people. Our biggest job this year is to ensure we aren't the common factor.