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Updated KCSA Reopenings
Posted on Jun 28th, 2020
Dear Kingsmill Resident:
 
As we continue to progress to the next phase of reopening, we want to update everyone on the plans for opening more facilities. On Wednesday, July 1 Southall Pool will be added to the list of openings. You will need to reserve a time for use just as at Mounts Bay.
 
In compliance with the Governor of Virginia orders and the Virginia Department of Health guidelines, the following are our current plans for reopening the KCSA recreational facilities:
 
Tennis & Pickleball Courts - All are open. Guidelines were previously distributed and are posted at the entrance to the courts. KCSA will be disinfecting periodically and we strongly encourage personal responsibility for sanitizing.
 
Playgrounds - All are open. Please note the signage regarding limited sanitization of the facilities. Personal responsibility for sanitization is critical.
 
Basketball Courts - Are open. We strongly urge users to limit their use to "shooting hoops" and not organized play due to the inability to maintain the appropriate physical distancing required by the State of Virginia. Personal responsibility for sanitization is critical.
 
POOLS
 
Mounts Bay pool is open. Southall pool will open Wednesday, July 1. Please note that both still have limitations following the Governor's Order. For parcel pool updates, please check with your parcel chair.
 
Pleas note the following guidelines for pool usage:
 
COVID-19 Warning
The pool is not guaranteed to be free of the COVID-19 virus so personal responsibility is key. Please understand you are entering the pool at your own risk.  By entering the pool, you take responsibility for your own protection and for disinfecting your hands.  Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever, or other symptoms of illness, or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days.  If you are immunosuppressed, have underlying health conditions, or are considered high-risk, you are strongly encouraged not to use the pool.
 
Pool Use
 
  • Pool Hours
  • Mounts Bay Pool - Monday - Friday, 12pm to 7:30pm and Saturday - Sunday 10am - 7:30pm (last session at 6pm)
  • Southall Pool will be open Monday - Sunday 11am to 6:30pm, (last session at 5pm)
  • In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, free swim is permitted with social distancing. Spa, spray pads and kiddie pools must be closed.
  • Due to the State of Virginia's limitations for public gatherings and the need to control capacity, everyone must register for a pool time through Eventbrite (click pool links below).
  • Tickets - Click the link for the pool and print off ticket(s) for your reservations
  • Anyone entering the facility must have executed the Liability Waiver Form provided by KCSA prior to entering the facility.  Submit the form electronically to ask.kcsa@kingsmillcommunity.org or place in the drop box by the front door of the KCSA office.
  • You must have your KCSA pool card and your reservation ticket.
  • Each person will be asked to answer health questions.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering the pool area.
  • Follow all directional signs on the pool deck.
  • Because of the need to clean and sanitize after each swim session, only the family restroom will be open at Mounts Bay. Facilities will be open at Southall in the pool area.
  • Due to the sanitization requirements, no KCSA-provided chairs will be available on the pool deck. You may, however, bring your own chairs and cooler.
  • Please maintain a ten-foot distance from all others, except those in your immediate household.
  • The pools are for resident use only; no guests will be allowed until further notice.
  • To comply with the Governor's limitations on the size of group gatherings, maximum occupancy limitations will apply.
 
Path to the River
 
We sometimes forget to address our access to the river. This is a wonderful place and has gotten a lot of use during this Pandemic. We want to remind everyone of a few issues that have happened recently:
  • Please remember that parking is available at the Wareham's Pond Recreation Center and is just a short walk to the path.
  • If you create trash while using this facility, we want to remind you to carry your trash out. There are no trash cans.
  • Please be considerate and clean up after your pet.
  • Please refrain from using private property; this includes the yards and driveways.
This is a beautiful amenity that we have in our community and we need your help to keep it clean and pristine. Be respectful of those who live in this area.
 
We will continue to keep everyone updated as we continue with reopening KCSA facilities. Thank you for your patience as we work through the healthcare concerns, CDC guidelines, changing state rules with their various interpretations, insurance considerations and legal implications during this unique moment. KCSA is now in "opening mode" and hope to see things back to normal as soon as is responsibly possible.
 
In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe.
 
KCSA
 
Mounts Bay Pool Opening - Saturday, June 13
Posted on Jun 11th, 2020 Comments (0)
The Spring and Summer of 2020 have been different from anything we've experienced in recent memory and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. This has caused a complete rethinking of our typical opening schedule due to health concerns and the myriad of rules we must now address which were not issues in the past.
 
In compliance with the Governor of Virginia orders and the Virginia Department of Health guidelines, following are our current plans for reopening the KCSA recreational facilities:
 
Tennis & Pickleball Courts - The courts at both Mounts Bay and Southall Recreation Centers opened on Saturday, June 6. Guidelines were distributed earlier and are posted at the entrance to the courts.
 
Playgrounds - Effective Wednesday, June 10, the playgrounds will reopen. Please note the signage regarding limited sanitization of the facilities. Personal responsibility for sanitization is critical.
 
Basketball Courts - Effective Wednesday, June 10, the basketball court will reopen. We strongly urge users to limit their use to "shooting hoops" and not organized play due to the inability to maintain the appropriate physical distancing required by the State of Virginia.
 
Pools - Swimming at the pool is going to be very different this summer. Following Executive Order 65 from our Governor allowing outdoor pools to open with limitations, we will open the Mounts Bay Pool on Saturday, June 13. It is also our intent to open the Southall pool soon after based on demand. 
 
For parcel pool updates, please check with your parcel chair.
 
Please note the following guidelines for pool usage:
 
COVID-19 Warning
 
  • The pool is not guaranteed to be free of the COVID-19 virus so personal responsibility is key. Please understand you are entering the pool at your own risk.
  • By entering the pool, you take responsibility for your own protection and for disinfecting your hands.
  • Do not use the pool if you have a cough, fever, or other symptoms of illness, or have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the past 14 days.
  • If you are immunosuppressed, have underlying health conditions, or are considered high-risk, you are strongly encouraged not to use the pool.
Pool Use
 
  • Pool hours 
  • 10am to 7:30pm beginning Saturday, June 13 - Sunday, June 21. 
  • Beginning Monday, June 22nd the hours will be Monday - Friday 12pm to 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am to 7:30pm
  • In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, pool use is limited to lap swimming (or walking), structured diving and exercise classes. Recreational "Free Swim" is not permitted. Spa and Kiddie pools must be closed.
  • Due to the State of Virginia's limitations for public gatherings and the need to control capacity, everyone must register for a pool time through Eventbright. Go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mounts-bay-pool-tickets-108847435610 and print off the ticket(s) for your reservation.
  • Anyone entering the facility must have executed the Liability Waiver Form (click link to access the form) provided by KCSA prior to entering the facility.  Submit the form electronically to ask.kcsa@kingsmillcommunity.org.
  • Each person will be asked to answer health questions.
  • Lap swimming is limited to two persons per lane with ten feet of physical distance per swimmer.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands before entering the pool area.
  • Follow all directional signs on the pool deck.
  • Because of the need to clean and sanitize after each swim session, only the family restroom will be open.
  • Due to the sanitization requirements, no KCSA-provided chairs will be available on the pool deck. You may, however, bring your own chairs and cooler.
  • Please maintain a ten-foot distance from all others, except those in your immediate household.
  • The pools are for resident use only; no guests will be allowed until further notice.
  • To comply with the Governor's limitations on the size of group gatherings, maximum occupancy limitations will apply.
Thank you for your patience as we work through the healthcare concerns, CDC guidelines, changing state rules with their various interpretations, insurance considerations and legal implications during this unique moment. KCSA is now in "opening mode" and hope to see things back to normal as soon as is responsibly possible.  In the meantime, please stay healthy and safe!
 
Issuing Barcodes
Posted on May 5th, 2020 Comments (0)
KCSA will begin issuing barcodes to new residents and new vehicles starting Wednesday, May 6 with the following criteria. If you currently have a barcode, you do not need to replace it.
 
  • By appointment only
  • Do not exit the vehicle
  • No exchange of money/checks - the $25 fee will be charged to your account
  • Vehicle registration must be emailed to the receptionist before the scheduled appointment time to: jtooley@kingsmillcommunity.org
 
Call the KCSA office at (757) 645-3454 to make your appointment.
 
As a reminder, barcodes cannot be affixed in the rain.
 
KCSA Cancellation updates
Posted on May 5th, 2020 Comments (0)
The following are cancellations and extended closures for KCSA until at least June 10 in keeping with guidelines as set forth by Governor's orders.  The Board of Directors will reevaluate the situation if that date changes.
 
  • The KCSA office 
  • All recreation centers 
  • All playgrounds
  • All tennis, pickleball and basketball courts
  • All scheduled activities, meetings, Lifestyle events, etc. 

The KCSA staff will continue to update you as more information becomes available!  Most of the office staff will be working remotely from home; but we are all available through phone and email.  Thank you for your continued patience and understanding!
 
Maintain Social Distancing
Posted on Mar 31st, 2020 Comments (0)
Greetings ...
 
We hope this message continues to find you safe and healthy!
 
We reported yesterday that we have not had any confirmed reports of a positive case of COVID-19 in our community.  Since then, as expected, we have learned of at least one confirmed positive case within Kingsmill.  We expect there are others and that things will become even more difficult over the next few weeks.
 
It is not our intention moving forward to provide daily notification of each new confirmed case but its important to understand the Coronavirus is here and, for the safety of all, we must all act responsibly.
 
Accordingly, we continue to encourage everyone to follow both the six-foot social distancing rule and the 10-person gathering rule.  We understand everyone wants to get out and mingle at a safe distance with their friends but remaining safe and diligent is paramount.
 
Remember ... Stay home. Save lives.
 
Traffic on the Golf Course
Posted on Mar 31st, 2020 Comments (0)
As the weather starts to warm, we are noticing a lot of non-golfer traffic on the golf courses. Due to safety concerns for all, we ask that all residents and members refrain from using the golf cart path and golf course space for recreation.
 
The potential of being struck by a golf ball, maintenance vehicle, or a golf cart is great. Additionally, we have received numerous golfer concerns regarding walkers and outdoor enthusiasts disrupting the flow of play. We would like to remind everyone that the courses are for use by registered golfers only.  Anyone continuing to walk on the courses will otherwise be reminded of the policy and asked to return to the community walking paths.  
 
We understand the need for fresh air and outdoor activity, and kindly ask for your support to keep the golf courses clear. We are doing our best to communicate our safety concerns and the importance of a positive golf experience for all registered golfers using the Kingsmill golf facilities.
 
Also, we have heard from some members of the community who have asked us to share our new practices on our golf operation.  We have been operating in accordance to Governor Northam's executive orders 51, 53, and 55, along with CDC guidelines.
  • We will continue to have The River Golf Course and Plantation Golf Course available for members of The Club at Kingsmill
  • Our Clubhouse is shut down for dining, meeting space, card rooms
  • All food is to be taken to go
  • Restrooms are available on an as needed basis
  • We have been asking our members and staff who do not feel well, comfortable, or safe to stay home
  • Common touch points have been removed from the golf course: ball washers, rakes, water coolers
  • PVC Pipe has been inserted into the hole, to stop the ball from falling to the bottom, allowing golfers to retrieve their ball without touching the flagstick
  • Common touch points have been removed from the golf carts: sand bottles, towels, beverage coolers
  • Single use carts are available for anyone who asks. Household family members may share cart space
  • Carts are being cleaned before and after each use, including sterilizing the steering wheel, handlebars, and seats
  • All programming has been cancelled for six weeks