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Housing Mutuals Pass Emergency COVID-19 Resolution

The health and safety of Village residents is the utmost priority of the boards of directors of Third Laguna Hills Mutual, United Laguna Woods Mutual and Mutual No. Fifty, which is why they have passed an emergency resolution intended to reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

Face Coverings for Residents

Residents must wear face coverings in Village public areas, including:

  • Every public area within the Village (sidewalks, streets, parking lots, open areas, creek areas), including walking to and from manor, car, mailbox, laundry room, etc. Exceptions are listed in the resolution which is available here.
  • Face covering checks will take place at all of the gates. Each driver and passenger entering the Village in a guest lane must demonstrate possession of a face covering. Access will be denied to drivers and passengers who do not have face coverings for each occupant in the vehicle.

Large Gatherings

  • All gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited in any open space.
  • All in-person Village-related meetings will be prohibited until further notice, and all required meetings will be conducted virtually.
  • All indoor activities are prohibited at all clubhouses, the Community Center and GVA recreation rooms, etc.

Resident Citations for Noncompliance

  • Citations will be issued to violators as residents of United Mutual, Third Mutual, or Mutual No. Fifty regardless of violation location. The list of fines and penalties are outlined in the resolution, which can be accessed here.
  • Hearings will occur in accordance with Davis-Stirling Act.

Contractor, Service Provider and Visitor Requirements and Penalties

Contractors, service providers and visitors must wear face coverings in Village public areas, including:

  • Every public area within Village (sidewalks, streets, parking lots, open areas, creek areas), including walking to and from manor, car/service vehicle, mailbox, laundry room, etc.; and
  • For contractors and service providers: When loading and unloading vehicles, carrying tools and equipment to manor, taking breaks and similar activities.
  • USPS employees must adhere to Postal Service policy, which requires employees to wear face coverings in areas where state and local governments have ordered or directed people to wear face coverings.
  • The list of fines and penalties are outlined in the resolution, which can be accessed here.

Temperature Checks

  • All VMS employees entering the Community Center will be required to undergo a temperature check. Access will be denied to any employee with a temperature higher than 100.4 degrees pursuant to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
  • VMS will continue to encourage the maximum of employees to telecommute.
  • Contractors, caregivers and other service providers are required to undergo daily employee temperature checks as part of their pandemic response plans prior to entering the Village. No contractor, caregiver or service provider is to be sent to the Village when temperatures exceed 100.4 degrees pursuant to CDC guidelines.

Important Dates

  • Resolution is effective as of Monday, June 29, 2020
  • A warning period is effective Monday, June 29, to Sunday, July 5, 2020
  • Enforcement begins on Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Duration of resolution is a maximum of 120 days from effective date

To view the special joint board announcement regarding the emergency resolution effective Monday, June 29, click here.

DISCLAIMER

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings, events and amenities are for the use of Laguna Woods Village residents and their authorized guests only.