COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

As the COVID-19 outbreak has so rapidly developed, we at Fair Hills Resort, Five Lakes Resort, The Barn at Five Lakes, and Wildflower Golf Course extend our thoughts to all during this unsettling time. As a business we have made the decision to follow the suggestions for best practices by the CDC and the WHO.  At this time, our staff has decided unilaterally to refrain from visiting restaurants, bars, fitness centers, churches and all non-essential businesses. We intend to practice social distancing by keeping our travels just to the essential business in the area for food and pharmacy needs.  This means that we are working remotely, instead of congregating in the Barn at Five Lakes this winter. We will do our very best to be quick to answer questions you may have and there should not be a lapse in communication.

For now, the recommendation for businesses would be that we will open on May 11, 2020.  We are working on creative ideas to get the golf course going prior to that date, using every necessary precaution in regards to cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing, and social distancing to help slow and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

These are unprecedented times and we appreciate your patience as we all work to see where this is heading.  Your family, and the larger community, is our priority and we want to make the best decision for your safety and wellbeing. As the timeline unfolds we will be in communication with those who have reservations with deposits and will be able to discuss how to best go forward.  Without a crystal ball, we can’t tell you now what will happen but believe us that it’s on our minds constantly.

From all of us, we wish the very best for all of you, your family, and friends.

Sincerely,

Beth and Dan Schupp, Dave, Steve and Lisa Kaldahl, Emily Meyers, Caitlin Norby, Gladys Hovland, Casey Picillo, Marlette Anderson, Rebecca Benjamin, and all the staff.

FROM THE CDC

The recommendation today, and it seems to change almost daily, is the large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the US via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities.  Examples of large events and mass gatherings include conferences, festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, weddings and other types of assemblies. These events can be planned not only by organizations and communities, but also by individuals.

Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene and social distancing.  When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.

This recommendation does not apply to the day to day operation of organizations such as schools, institutes of higher learning or businesses.  This recommendation is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This recommendation is not intended to supersede the advice of local public health officials.https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html