POCHE ACCESSIBLITY UPDATE
The County has reopened the catwalk to access Poche Beach daily, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. To mitigate the crowds and to enforce social distancing, the County has hired extra workers to serve as gatekeepers. The gatekeepers have been instructed let the OC Park Rangers know if the beach gets too crowded -- or if beach-goers are not following proper social distancing guidelines. If they see any problems, they will immediately relock the temporary gate to block public access once again. Apparently, Supervisor Bartlett wanted to close all County beaches for the next two weeks because the warm weather will draw crowds. That request was denied by the other County Supervisors since the weather is going to keep getting warmer -- and people need to go outside and exercise. Your Staff and Board will keep you informed as the situation develops. Please note that the Shorecliffs Beach Club and private sanded areas will remain closed until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Please do not congregate on the sanded areas that are restricted for now. In addition, please make sure your 2020 parking stickers are displayed on your vehicles as we want to deter non-residents from using our private parking lot. We will distribute your wristbands as soon as we reopen. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. We look forward to seeing all of you soon! STAY CLEAN. STAY SMART. STAY HEALTHY!
Important Shorecliffs Beach Club and Poche Closure Update
The safety and welfare of the Shorecliffs community is our top priority – and your Staff & Board of Directors are continuing to take proactive measures to protect you and your loved ones during the escalating COVID-19 crisis. Please be advised that, on April 13, 2020, the Board voted unanimously to close the beach club and private beach areas until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. It was deemed to be a necessary action as hundreds of people were crowding the beach and not practicing appropriate social distancing measures. We must remain ever-vigilant as responsible citizens.
In addition to the beach club closure, please be advised that, on April 18, 2020, the County installed a locked fence to block public access to Poche Beach. The County has total control over the cat walk access and they made the decision to put up a barrier last week. City, County and State beaches/parks have been closed for weeks now; Poche is no longer an exception.
We know that this is an extremely difficult and challenging time for all of you. We look forward to reopening the beach club as soon as this crisis ends. In the meantime, your Staff & Board of Directors hope that all of you remain safe and healthy!
REMEMBER: • CLEAN YOUR HANDS OFTEN -- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place •AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE AND MOUTH WITH UNWASHED HANDS •AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE – the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a 6-ft distance between you and others •STAY HOME AND AWAY FROM OTHERS •COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WITH A TISSUE & IMMEDIATELY THROW THE TISSUE AWAY •WEAR A FACEMASK WHENEVER YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE
STAY CLEAN. STAY SMART. STAY HEALTHY!