Posted By cbrugman on May 22, 2020
As a Board, our primary focus has been to keep our community strong and safe. It’s not in our collective DNA to take away amenities such as our fitness center and pool, but our circumstances demand it. Rest assured, we will open full access to all amenities just as soon as it is safe to do so.
The state-wide emergency stay-in-place order continues, as mandated by Governor Newsom. Social gatherings of any size, outside of those with whom you reside, continue to be prohibited.
There has been some question raised regarding when the amenities will re-open. Please be assured we as Board members and fellow Aria owners are just as eager as anyone to get back to a point where we can freely and safely use the amenities like the gym and pool. However, the safety and health of our residents at Aria are more important than prematurely opening common areas where the likelihood of spreading the coronavirus is heightened.
San Diego County mandated the closure of public gyms in March and Aria intends to follow the advice of County officials to determine when to re-open the Aria amenities. Even with limiting the number of people in the gym at one time and cleaning in between uses, because the coronavirus can spread through the air as well as live on surfaces, the risk that an area will be missed during cleaning and that a resident could be infected outweighs the opening of a non-essential amenity at this point in time. Further, it has been difficult to source cleaning products with the chemicals necessary to kill the COVID-19 virus, and those supplies we have should continue to be used on all common areas that people must use, such as door handles, elevator buttons, and other common areas. Using these chemicals and supplies for the gym would quickly deplete our supply, leaving other common areas vulnerable and without the necessary means to disinfect.
The Aria Board continues to seek the advice of legal counsel and review County and City ordinances to determine how best to proceed for the health and safety of all owners and residents within our building. We encourage you to consult sandiego.gov/coronavirus for the most up to date information regarding the public health order.