Durham Farms

COVID-19 Updates

Due to the widespread threat of COVID-19 and based on the recommendations from the CDC and Tennessee Department of Health, all Farmhouse facilities are currently closed and will remain closed until further notice. We recognize that these community amenities are important to the everyday life of you and your neighbors, but the health and safety of our residents and their guests is our number one priority. We greatly appreciate your understanding during this time.
 
For updates from the State of Tennessee, visit https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html
For updates from Sumner County, visit https://www.sumnertn.org/information/covid-19-information
For updates from the CDC, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

May 14, 2020

Durham Farms is continuing to move forward with re-opening our Farmhouse amenities as quickly and as safely as possible, in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of our residents and our team. We have been monitoring updates from the CDC, State and Sumner County to determine the appropriate action plan for opening all of the facilities. We recognize that these past couple of months have been difficult for you and your neighbors but we look forward to re-establishing the heart of our community, the Farmhouse.
 
While strategizing our re-opening plan, we have been consulting with various industry professionals and are following advice from our HOA legal counsel regarding the Governor’s re-open Tennessee plan. We have also considered the results of our Resident Pulse Survey which you can review below. We anticipate being able to release target dates for our re-opening within the next few days.
 
To stay up to date with information, follow the Durham Farms Community page on Facebook or visit our website at https://www.mydurhamfarms.com/covid-19-information/. Regular updates will also be communicated right here in our weekly eNewsletter.

April 29, 2020

Residents,
 
Taking care of our residents and team members is essential to the safety of our community. This week, governor Bill Lee announced Executive Order #30, which states that various businesses including gyms, restaurants, and others will begin reopening this week. We are committed to reestablishing our common area facilities in a way that prioritizes the health and safety of residents and our team members.
 
To safely execute this challenge of reopening the facilities will not be something the Board feels comfortable with performing. The reopening of our common area facilities will not be rushed. Instead, it will be cautious, accommodating, and customized to meet our community's unique needs. We will err on the side of caution, adopting guidelines from the CDC and governmental authorities and best practices from numerous industries.
 
This has been a difficult time for everyone, and reestablishing guidelines where residents and team members feel comfortable and safe is a multifaceted challenge. As we continue to navigate this new normal, our team is working tirelessly with the direction of the Board to developing a plan to reopen the common area amenities.
 
Your input is important to us, and we would like to hear from you. Please take a moment and complete our 2-minute Resident Pulse Survey below, your feedback is valuable, and helpful to our development plan. Thank you in advance for your participation.
 
Take comfort in the fact that your well-being is driving our decision-making, and patience will be rewarded with a smart plan for the future.

March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020: Community Update on COVID-19 (AKA the coronavirus)
 
Following up on correspondence sent late last week, we are letting residents know that we continue to monitor the latest developments and are following guidance provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Tennessee Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and local health departments as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus).
 
As always, we are concerned with the health and safety of our residents and their guests.  Based on the recent CDC guideline that no more than 10 should congregate, we strongly believe that in order to keep our residents safe we must take additional measures.
 
Effective today, March 17, 2020,  we will be closing our amenities (Farmhouse, Fitness Center, pools, splash pad and  playgrounds) and having all staff members work from home until further notice.
 
Please note we will continue to do the following:
· We will continue to maintain the facilities and take care of the business of the Association.
· Our staff members will continue to be available via phone and email;
 
Kristi Goski, Community Manager: 615-570-1099 or Kristi@mydurhamfarms.com
Any facility or common area concern, compliance concern or any HOA questions including billing and account information or updating homeowner records.
Design Review Applications: Please send them to Kristi@mydurhamfarms.com or submit online at www.mydurhamfarms.com
 
Chris Page, Lifestyle Director: 615-487-1070 or Chris@mydurhamfarms.com
Our Lifestyle Director, Chris Page will continue to engage and provide activities for our residents at home via the “Front Porch”, HOA Facebook Page and at www.mydurhamfarms.com. Stay tuned for more information.
 
Currently, a vaccine is not available that will prevent COVID-19 infection. As recommended by CDC and WHO, persons can lower their risk of infection by doing the following: 
o  Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
o  Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
o  Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
o  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
o  Cover your mouth by sneezing or coughing into your arm; and
o  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and/or surfaces.
 
For additional information about COVID-19, please read the latest report from the Center of Disease Control at www.cdc.gov . Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
 
Management will continue to provide updates as necessary and as new information is received.
 
Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation during this challenging time. The welfare and safety of our residents and staff is of primary importance to everyone here at Durham Farms. 

March 12, 2020

Following up on correspondence sent earlier this week, your HOA management team is letting our residents know that we continue to monitor the latest developments and are following guidance provided by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Tennessee Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and local health departments as it relates to the COVID-19 (coronavirus).
 
As always, we are concerned with the health and safety of our residents and their guests. Out of an overabundance of caution, we are taking the following extra precautions to help you feel confident about your health and safety while you are using your amenities at Durham Farms.
 
While we have received no indication of COVID-19 within our community, we strongly believe that in order to keep our residents safe we must take additional measures.
 
Effective today, March 12, 2020 we will be canceling all classes, clubs, and events at Durham Farms until further notice.
 
Please note we will continue to do the following:
· Increasing cleaning and sanitation efforts in all of our amenities above the high standards already in place:
· Ensuring that an abundance of antibacterial soap in all handwashing stations as well as alcohol-based hand sanitizers are available throughout the fitness facility and amenity center.
 
Additional personal hygiene signage will be placed encouraging residents and guests to practice good hygiene with frequent and vigorous hand washing.
 
Given that we plan on keeping the facilities open to residents, we ask that our residents help our efforts in the following ways:
· Continuing to sanitize equipment before and after each use.
· Requesting that anyone not feeling well, including homeowners and CCMC employees, refrain from coming up to the amenity center as a precautionary measure.
 
Currently, a vaccine is not available that will prevent COVID-19 infection. As recommended by CDC and WHO persons can lower their risk of infection by doing the following: 
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
· Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
· Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
· Cover your mouth by sneezing or coughing into your arm; and
· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and/or surfaces.
 
For additional information about COVID19, please read the latest report from the Center of Disease Control at www.cdc.gov. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
 
Management will continue to provide updates as necessary and as new information is received.
 
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this challenging time. The welfare and safety of our residents is of primary importance to everyone here at Durham Farms. We look forward to resuming our busy and exciting social calendar when it is determined by health officials it is safe to do so.