McDowell County has issued a directive stating that anyone traveling from out of state must self-quarantine for 14 days before entering the community.
Letter to Residents dated 3/27/2020
As you know the governor of North Carolina declared today a “stay at home” order that begins Monday the 30th of March at 5 p.m. This is to help slow the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We have reviewed the executive order in detail. Here are quotes from the relevant sections that apply to Barefoot Landing RV Resort:
Travel is permitted “to return to or travel between one’s place or places of residence for purposes including, but not limited to, child custody or visitation arrangements.”
Travel is permitted “For outdoor activity. To engage in outdoor activity, provided individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements and Mass Gatherings [restrictions], as defined below, such as, by way of example and without limitation, walking, hiking, running, golfing, or biking. Individuals may go to public parks and open outdoor recreation areas.”
Businesses may remain open “that meet Social Distancing Requirements. Businesses, not-for-profit organizations or educational institutions that conduct operations while maintaining Social Distancing Requirements: a. Between and among its employees; and b. Between and among employees and customers except at the point of sale or purchase.”
“Social Distancing Requirements as used in this Executive Order means: a. maintaining at least six (6) feet distancing from other individuals; b. washing hands using soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds as frequently as possible or the use of hand sanitizer; c. regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces; d. facilitating online or remote access by customers if possible.”
Because our company is able to meet the social distancing requirements given in the order, our office will remain open for now, subject to the restrictions we mentioned in our previous letter to you: we will meet outside on the porch when possible and we will allow only one non-staff person (or family) inside the office at a time, if business cannot be conducted outside.
For your safety and the safety of our staff, we encourage you not to visit the office unless absolutely necessary right now. Paperwork you need to give us can be a) scanned and emailed to us (our preference), b) mailed to us, or c) placed in our drop box next to our office in the Recreation Lodge. Payments can now be made online by bank draft (no charge) or credit cards (3% transaction fee). We will send you separate instructions for these options. (Note Walmart CashPay can be used to pay with cash—we do not accept cash at the office.)
If you are considering coming to Barefoot Landing between now and April 30 and your travel meets the criteria given above (items 1 and 2), then our understanding is that you may come. Otherwise, if you live in North Carolina, the governor’s order directs you to remain at your home.
Please stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. We will all get through this together, hopefully sooner than later!
P.S. You can read the entire executive order here:
Letter to Residents Dated 3/24/20
As April 1 approaches, we wanted to let everyone know there will need to be some adjustments in light of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 virus:
The public rest rooms will not be open at this time.
We will be open for seasonal and full-time residents and immediate family members only. Please do not invite other guests right now.
The office (located in the recreation lodge) will be open but we will allow only one person (or family) in at the time, not counting staff. When possible we will conduct any required business on the porch instead of inside.
Residents are asked not to congregate in groups and to maintain at least 6 feet of distance between non-family members at all times. The resort is quite large so there’s lots of room to spread out!
If your city or county declares a “stay in place” order, we ask that you not come to Barefoot Landing until that order has been lifted. Mecklenburg County is the one county we know of currently that has implemented such an order.
There are other RV parks and campgrounds which are more transient that are being asked to close in North Carolina. We have not been asked to do so and it would be almost impossible to do so because of the number of people who live here full time; however, we plan to discourage any activities that would make it easier for the coronavirus to spread, which includes discouraging people from coming and going who do not live full-time or seasonally in the resort. If the entire state of North Carolina were to move to a “stay at home” order, then only those who are living at the resort full time would be allowed to stay. After April 1 many of you make Barefoot Landing RV Resort your summer home, and if that is the case, our understanding is that you would/could make your RV your primary home to obey a “stay at home” order.
The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are rapidly evolving and we will keep you informed with any news that affects our resort. In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Barefoot Landing RV Resort