UPDATE - 5/14/20
Re: Common Area Recreation Amenities Use Update
Dear Bridges at Gilbert Neighbors, As previously stated, the health and safety of our Bridges at Gilbert residents and guests is important. We thank you for your patience over the last several weeks awaiting updates on the re-opening of our common area recreational amenities. Based on Governor Ducey's new Executive Order 2020-36,"Stay Healthy, Return Smarter, Return Stronger," the Board of Directors will be reopening most of the common area amenities. As of this morning, the Town of Gilbert's Park and Recreation Dept. announced that they are doing the same. We are pleased to announce that effective Friday, May 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM all picnic ramadas, sports courts and playgrounds will be open. As you know, our walking paths and greenbelts have remained open. Closure signage will be removed throughout the day.
Splash Pads: Please note that the one exception is the splash pads which will remain closed until further notice. Here’s why. Although community and public pools are slowly re-opening albeit with restrictions, the water in is constantly treated and monitored by the Maricopa County Health Dept. Our splash pad maintenance experts have advised that many basic splash pads, like ours are fed with potable water from the Town of Gilbert. While this is safe for drinking, the water is not chlorinated that has been chlorinated to achieve the same effectiveness and viral controls as a pool can. This raises some concerns given all of the unknowns attached to this global Pandemic. The Town of Gilbert Parks has also announced there-opening of all of their outdoor park amenities tomorrow with the exception of their splash pads. In speaking with their office this morning, they agree that splash pads are a unique challenge and they are still sorting out how to safely re-phase these back in. We will follow their lead and monitor their website for any updates.
As recommended by many governmental and health agencies, we are continuing to encourage residents to follow physical distancing recommendations when out in the community and common areas. As with all things in these uncertain times, any amenities you use or areas you visit are at your own risk. For your convenience, we will be re-posting temporary COVID-19 safety reminder signage at all community parks. We also encourage you to be kind and considerate to all neighbors during this challenging time. If possible, sanitize any surfaces you come in contact with. Although the picnic ramadas are open, group gatherings of more than 10 is strongly discouraged. However, our community is blessed with many picnic ramadas to enjoy. For your convenience, here is a map of our park locations. Finally, if you or someone in your household is ill or exhibiting any symptoms, please refrain from using our community amenities. Thank you for doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus! We are all in this together!
Your Bridges at Gilbert Board of Directors.
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How does the coronavirus (COVID-19) affect The Bridges community?
The health and safety of our residents are important. Please know that cancellation and closure decisions do not come easily. The Board of Directors and the Association management team frequently communicate and carefully consider all options, based upon information outlined by various health and safety organizations.
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Current Cancellations and Closures (until further notice)
- All Association-sponsored group gatherings.
- All non-essential Board and committee meetings.
- All partner events, including the March Movie in the Park, April Egg Hunt (April 4) and the Community Garage Sale (April 25).
Why are events, meetings and other gatherings canceled until further notice?We've been closely monitoring the information and recommendations outlined by various health and safety organizations. Currently, the recommended physical distancing and limited gatherings (of 10 or fewer people) do not allow for safe events, meetings or other community gatherings.
Are parks and other common areas closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
In conjunction with Governor Ducey's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected" executive order, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the closure of the following amenities within the community’s common areas beginning March 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm and until further notice:
• Playgrounds and Splash Pads
• Picnic Ramadas and Gaming Tables
• Volleyball, Basketball, and Bocce Ball Courts
Note: All open spaces, trails and walking paths will remain open until further notice, however, social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC still apply in these areas.
Signage will be posted. Residents assume any and all risks or responsibility for themselves and/or their guests for use of the closed facilities.
Is CCMC's corporate office closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)?
While the Association's corporate office is currently closed, please be advised that the CCMC team is working remotely during business hours, Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Calls are being received at 1-866-244-2262 and all emails will be returned as soon as possible. To ensure you are getting the most up-to-date information, please watch for community e-blasts. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Additional Coronavirus Resources
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
- State of Arizona
- Maricopa County
- Town of Gilbert