Huntington Estates

  Bath and Tennis Club
     Naperville, IL 60540

COVID-19 Updates for HEBT   

UPDATED June 4th:

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve on a daily basis, and we have some updates in relation to pool and tennis activities.

Tennis

We are happy to report that the tennis courts will open for member play on Saturday, June 6th! Those members in good standing will receive the lock code in a separate email. If anyone is interested in joining HEBT for tennis only or changing their membership status to now include tennis, please contact us at HEBTcomm1@gmail.com to let us know, and we will update your membership level and issue a revised invoice.

As part of our reopening plan, the Board has reevaluated the membership levels for Tennis Only memberships. Given the season opening has been delayed and the ladies and junior team leagues are suspended, we have reduced this year’s tennis-only membership options by $50.  The Non-Resident Family Tennis-Only membership is now $100 and the Non-Resident Single Adult Membership is now $50.

Also, we will be offering tennis lessons. The program is currently being updated to reflect a modified season. Please check the website for updated programs that will be offered and the updated rules for preparing to play, while on the court, and after playing.

Pool

The pool is a very complicated situation that changes rapidly. As of the sending of this update, the guidance from the State of Illinois, Illinois Department of Public Health, the DuPage County Health Department and the Illinois Department of Commerce is that our pool is a 'public pool' and, as such, requires a permit to open. Illinois is not issuing pool permits during Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, and, unless the State requirements change, pools will not open until the State enters Phase 4. However, for now, the pool will remain closed.

The Board will continue to monitor the situation closely and, if new information becomes available, the Board has committed to meeting within 48 hours to review new guidance and determine the feasibility of opening the pool or remaining closed for the season and the Board will consider financial obligations, the safety of our members and staff and the feasibility of implementing the required/recommended guidance from the CDC and the State agencies listed above.

The Board understands that there are numerous scenarios for what could occur this summer. The State could revise its policy and allow public pools to open prior to entering Phase 4. The State could decide not to allow any public pools to open, or pools may be allowed to open only to be forced to close due to a COVID-19 resurgence. The Board has spent countless hours considering, analyzing and worrying about all of these potential scenarios and how they will impact our Association from both a health and financial perspective. As of this update, we have not yet reached a decision on whether or not to open the pool this summer.

As your Board, we have a fiduciary responsibility to safeguard our Association assets, to the best of our ability, given current information for both short and long term. In our May 1st communication, it was established that full refunds would be given for any pool or tennis memberships through the earlier of 1) June 15th, 2020 or 2) two weeks after opening the pool. This was sent with the anticipation of being able to open in Phase 3, around June 1st. We understand that making a decision on whether to get a refund at this time may be difficult given the lack of clarity for what the pool operations may look like, should the pool open. To that end, we have included below a set of pool rules that have been written given the best information we could assemble at this time. 

  • A maximum limit on the number of members allowed in the pool at one time.
  • An online reservation system with 45 minute to 90 minute time blocks for reserving time at the pool.
  • Social distancing would be required both on deck and in the pool.
  • No concessions in order to limit lines forming at the concession stand.
  • No food or drink of any kind within the pool at all. This will help eliminate some cleaning requirements on the part of the pool staff.
  • All club furniture would be put into storage but you would be allowed to bring your own pool furniture and chairs if you desire.
  • Masks required to be worn when on the deck when 6 ft social distancing cannot be maintained. No masks are required in the water.
  • An adult (18 or older) must be present with any minors, even if the adult is not swimming. Adults are required to enforce social distancing and mask requirements for themselves and their children.
  • No guest passes allowed.

These updated rules are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and various State agencies mentioned above.

With the newly updated guidance and not being able to open until Phase 4, we would like to reiterate that full refunds will be given until June 15th. After June 15th, if the pool opens at all this summer, no further refunds will be given. If the pool remains closed all summer due to state COVID-19 guidelines, full refunds will be given at the end of the summer. For resident homeowners, the maximum refund is the $100 optional pool fee. The HOA fee is used to cover general HOA expenses and will not be refunded.

This June 15th deadline will help the Board get some financial clarity moving forward given that there are substantial fixed costs associated with opening the pool, and the Board needs to ensure there are enough members to financially support opening. We want to stress that there could come a point where there will not be enough pool members to financially support opening the pool this summer regardless of State guidelines.

Given the potential requirements listed above, the Board asks that you consider whether you wish for a full refund before June 15th. If so, please contact us at HEBTcomm1@gmail.com for a refund request.

We thank you for your patience as we have all navigated the complicated and changing COVID-19 situation in our community. If you have any questions, please also contact us at HEBTcomm1@gmail.com.

Respectfully,

HEBT Board



UPDATED May 3rd:

IMPORTANT COVID 19 UPDATE - HEBT POOL AND TENNIS

As you all know, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently extended the Stay-At-Home Executive Order through May 30, 2020.   As such, the HEBT pool, tennis courts and basketball court will remain closed at least through that date and will not open 5/23/20, as originally planned.  Given the information currently available to the Board, it is the Board’s intention to open the pool, tennis courts and basketball hoop at some point this summer.  We wish we could give you a more definitive date as to when that might happen, but, unfortunately, we cannot.  However, maintaining some optimism that we will be able to open the Club property for some portion of the summer season, the Board is proceeding with cleaning and filling the pool and preparing the rest of the Club property to open on a date that is in compliance with all state and local guidelines.  

The Board continues to work very closely with our pool management company (Chicagoland Pool Management) and our state and local health departments to establish a target open date, and we will share that with you when it is determined.   While this situation continues to evolve daily, it is safe to say that there will be new safety measures and procedures established when the Club property reopens.  These measures are being discussed and developed by state and local authorities, and the Board will continue to monitor this in the month ahead.   As soon as we have definitive direction, the Board will share these new procedures and measures with you in the weeks ahead.

The tennis courts and basketball hoop will also remain closed until the pool opening date.  The Board is closely monitoring the decisions and guidelines of the various governing bodies (including the United States Tennis Association, as well as state and local health departments).  If guidelines specific to tennis/pickleball that allow for safe social distancing and play are published by the governing bodies, the Board may reopen these areas before the reopening of the pool. More on this in the weeks ahead as well.

The Board realizes that families may be evaluating their pool and/or tennis membership in light of the current situation.  The Association’s normal policy is to offer refunds only through April 1st. However, because of this unique and difficult situation, for this year, the Board is willing to offer full refunds to our nonresident members and full refunds of pool memberships for our resident members until the earlier of (i) two weeks after the actual opening of the pool and/or tennis courts, and (ii) June 15, 2020.  The Board feels that by extending this refund date, you will be to make the best decision for your family, in light of the most current health information at that time and have the opportunity to experience the new procedures and measures established at our facility.  Please know there is no rush to make your decision.

Like you, the Board members are looking forward to a return to normalcy, even if it is a ‘new normal’.    Until then, we thank you for your continued compliance with the Stay at Home Order- your respect and concern for the well-being of your fellow Huntington Estate families is much appreciated.   Pease continue to visit the COVID-19 tab on our website for the information as it relates to the Association’s COVID-19 response and your family.   Should you have any questions or concerns, please sent them to HEBTCOMM1@gmail.com.

Warmly

Your volunteer HEBT BOARD


UPDATED April 23rd:

Aurora Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site

Cars lined up today at the new drive-thru coronavirus test site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. The location off of Interstate 88 near Bilter Road offers, free, no-appointment testing for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms who wants to be checked. It’s run by the Illinois National Guard and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until the daily capacity of 600 people has been reached. The Aurora outlet location is one of two new state-run drive-thru testing sites announced by Governor J.B. Pritzker in his press briefing yesterday; the second in Rockford opens tomorrow.




UPDATED April 22nd:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

LATEST PROJECTIONS

The COVID-19 modeling from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation continues to be encouraging. The link below allows you to look at the projections for Illinois. We remain cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/illinois

POOL OPENING DAY POSSIBILITIES

When pools open, it’s possible that new guidelines are put in place relative to social distancing and disinfection of surfaces at pools. Undoubtedly health departments will make recommendations, if needed, as pool openings come closer.



UPDATED April 10th:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

Cautious Optimism

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has publicly shared their COVID-19 modeling that is currently used by many states and hospitals across the country. The link below allows you to look at each individual state (see the dropdown box to select a state). We are cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

Planning and Preparation

First, it’s too early for any decision-making regarding changes to pool policies. We simply don’t have enough information.

However, our team at The Pool Management Group is investigating possible solutions in the event that we need to ease into public gatherings and maintain some form of social distancing. They’re looking at everything from online reservation systems that could be deployed for your community, to taping off areas of pool decks, to new sanitizing practices and more. We will share these ideas with you at a later date, if it looks like social distancing will still be needed.


UPDATED April 5th:

Residents are reminded about the shelter in place order issued by the Illinois Governor. You can read the full shelter in place order here. In compliance with the shelter in place order, the HEBT tennis courts are currently closed to all members.  In addition, all residents are encouraged to stay up to date with CDC publications on Covid-19 through the CDC website especially the CDC's social distancing guidelines which state "When COVID-19 is spreading in your area, everyone should limit close contact with individuals outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms." Please avoid all activities that to not adhere to these guidelines so we can better protect our neighbors.

Fee Free Senior Shopping during Covid-19

Protecting our most vulnerable residents should be top priority. A new service that has come up is a Fee Free Senior Shopping service. In this service, younger, less at risk individuals shop for groceries for the more at risk.  One such service is Covid Senior Shoppers. This is a non-profit organization composed of a group of college students, with the common goal of supplying senior citizens with their grocery/pharmacy needs during this global COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries are free and items are paid for upon delivery. To volunteer to be a shopper or to place an order, pleas visit their website here.

Naperville suspends parking tickets during Covid-19 shutdown. 

As financial pressure builds among residents during Governor J.B. Pritzker's new coronavirus stay-at-home order, Naperville city officials say they will stop issuing most parking tickets.

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico signed the executive order Monday March 23rd to put a stop to issuing parking tickets for violations related to:

  • Overnight parking
  • Time-limit parking
  • Commuter lot parking

According to an update from city officials, the change, effective until further notice, was put into place "in an effort to provide relief to residents, commuters and businesses during these unprecedented times."  

Please ensure you remain up to date as to when it will go back into effect. 




Updated April 1, 2020:

UPDATED April 23rd:

Aurora Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site

Cars lined up today at the new drive-thru coronavirus test site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. The location off of Interstate 88 near Bilter Road offers, free, no-appointment testing for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms who wants to be checked. It’s run by the Illinois National Guard and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until the daily capacity of 600 people has been reached. The Aurora outlet location is one of two new state-run drive-thru testing sites announced by Governor J.B. Pritzker in his press briefing yesterday; the second in Rockford opens tomorrow.


UPDATED April 22nd:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

LATEST PROJECTIONS

The COVID-19 modeling from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation continues to be encouraging. The link below allows you to look at the projections for Illinois. We remain cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/illinois

POOL OPENING DAY POSSIBILITIES

When pools open, it’s possible that new guidelines are put in place relative to social distancing and disinfection of surfaces at pools. Undoubtedly health departments will make recommendations, if needed, as pool openings come closer.



UPDATED April 10th:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

Cautious Optimism

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has publicly shared their COVID-19 modeling that is currently used by many states and hospitals across the country. The link below allows you to look at each individual state (see the dropdown box to select a state). We are cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

Planning and Preparation

First, it’s too early for any decision-making regarding changes to pool policies. We simply don’t have enough information.

However, our team at The Pool Management Group is investigating possible solutions in the event that we need to ease into public gatherings and maintain some form of social distancing. They’re looking at everything from online reservation systems that could be deployed for your community, to taping off areas of pool decks, to new sanitizing practices and more. We will share these ideas with you at a later date, if it looks like social distancing will still be needed.


UPDATED April 5th:

Residents are reminded about the shelter in place order issued by the Illinois Governor. You can read the full shelter in place order here. In compliance with the shelter in place order, the HEBT tennis courts are currently closed to all members.  In addition, all residents are encouraged to stay up to date with CDC publications on Covid-19 through the CDC website especially the CDC's social distancing guidelines which state "When COVID-19 is spreading in your area, everyone should limit close contact with individuals outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms." Please avoid all activities that to not adhere to these guidelines so we can better protect our neighbors.

Fee Free Senior Shopping during Covid-19

Protecting our most vulnerable residents should be top priority. A new service that has come up is a Fee Free Senior Shopping service. In this service, younger, less at risk individuals shop for groceries for the more at risk.  One such service is Covid Senior Shoppers. This is a non-profit organization composed of a group of college students, with the common goal of supplying senior citizens with their grocery/pharmacy needs during this global COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries are free and items are paid for upon delivery. To volunteer to be a shopper or to place an order, pleas visit their website here.

Naperville suspends parking tickets during Covid-19 shutdown. 

As financial pressure builds among residents during Governor J.B. Pritzker's new coronavirus stay-at-home order, Naperville city officials say they will stop issuing most parking tickets.

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico signed the executive order Monday March 23rd to put a stop to issuing parking tickets for violations related to:

  • Overnight parking
  • Time-limit parking
  • Commuter lot parking

According to an update from city officials, the change, effective until further notice, was put into place "in an effort to provide relief to residents, commuters and businesses during these unprecedented times."  

Please ensure you remain up to date as to when it will go back into effect. 




Updated April 1, 2020:


UPDATED April 23rd:

Aurora Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Site

Cars lined up today at the new drive-thru coronavirus test site at the Chicago Premium Outlets in Aurora. The location off of Interstate 88 near Bilter Road offers, free, no-appointment testing for anyone with COVID-19 symptoms who wants to be checked. It’s run by the Illinois National Guard and will be open seven days a week from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., or until the daily capacity of 600 people has been reached. The Aurora outlet location is one of two new state-run drive-thru testing sites announced by Governor J.B. Pritzker in his press briefing yesterday; the second in Rockford opens tomorrow.


UPDATED April 22nd:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

LATEST PROJECTIONS

The COVID-19 modeling from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation continues to be encouraging. The link below allows you to look at the projections for Illinois. We remain cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/illinois

POOL OPENING DAY POSSIBILITIES

When pools open, it’s possible that new guidelines are put in place relative to social distancing and disinfection of surfaces at pools. Undoubtedly health departments will make recommendations, if needed, as pool openings come closer.



UPDATED April 10th:

Please see the below update from Chicagoland Pool, our pool management company for the 2020 season. 

Cautious Optimism

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has publicly shared their COVID-19 modeling that is currently used by many states and hospitals across the country. The link below allows you to look at each individual state (see the dropdown box to select a state). We are cautiously optimistic that the threat of the virus will be behind us at the time of most pool openings or shortly thereafter.

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

Planning and Preparation

First, it’s too early for any decision-making regarding changes to pool policies. We simply don’t have enough information.

However, our team at The Pool Management Group is investigating possible solutions in the event that we need to ease into public gatherings and maintain some form of social distancing. They’re looking at everything from online reservation systems that could be deployed for your community, to taping off areas of pool decks, to new sanitizing practices and more. We will share these ideas with you at a later date, if it looks like social distancing will still be needed.


UPDATED April 5th:

Residents are reminded about the shelter in place order issued by the Illinois Governor. You can read the full shelter in place order here. In compliance with the shelter in place order, the HEBT tennis courts are currently closed to all members.  In addition, all residents are encouraged to stay up to date with CDC publications on Covid-19 through the CDC website especially the CDC's social distancing guidelines which state "When COVID-19 is spreading in your area, everyone should limit close contact with individuals outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms." Please avoid all activities that to not adhere to these guidelines so we can better protect our neighbors.

Fee Free Senior Shopping during Covid-19

Protecting our most vulnerable residents should be top priority. A new service that has come up is a Fee Free Senior Shopping service. In this service, younger, less at risk individuals shop for groceries for the more at risk.  One such service is Covid Senior Shoppers. This is a non-profit organization composed of a group of college students, with the common goal of supplying senior citizens with their grocery/pharmacy needs during this global COVID-19 pandemic. Deliveries are free and items are paid for upon delivery. To volunteer to be a shopper or to place an order, pleas visit their website here.

Naperville suspends parking tickets during Covid-19 shutdown. 

As financial pressure builds among residents during Governor J.B. Pritzker's new coronavirus stay-at-home order, Naperville city officials say they will stop issuing most parking tickets.

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico signed the executive order Monday March 23rd to put a stop to issuing parking tickets for violations related to:

  • Overnight parking
  • Time-limit parking
  • Commuter lot parking

According to an update from city officials, the change, effective until further notice, was put into place "in an effort to provide relief to residents, commuters and businesses during these unprecedented times."  

Please ensure you remain up to date as to when it will go back into effect. 




Updated April 1, 2020:

Based on advice that has been circulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Health and the City of Naperville, and because your health and well-being are our number one concern, we have temporarily closed all club facilities (including the tennis courts, basketball hoop and pool) to everyone except those contractors deemed essential by the State of Illinois. Our goal is to be in total compliance as an association with the social distancing mandates and the temporary closing of these facilities allows us all to do our part.

Events surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 continue to evolve daily. While the timing on a return to normalcy continues to be uncertain, the Board is hopeful that the actions taken by individuals and communities will enable us to open club facilities on time this summer and once again enjoy spending time with our neighbors and friends at our beloved HEBT Club! To this end, the Board and Chicagoland Pool Management have been working hard to staff, drain/clean and fill the pool, maintain and upgrade our operating systems, prepare our tennis courts and otherwise plan for a normal opening.

Please understand the situation is fluid, and your volunteer Board is in constant contact, making every effort to keep up with the changes and manage the needs and safety of our member families. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate changes as they develop. Please visit the COVID-19 tab on our website for future updates. Also, please monitor your email and regular mail as well. We will endeavor to keep residents informed of all relevant developments and how they affect operations.

The Board does not make any of the decisions mentioned above lightly. These actions are being taken to ensure the health and welfare of the residents of our community. It is also incumbent upon residents to take this situation seriously and do their part to minimize the spread of this deadly disease. The Board highly encourages you to review safety guidelines and look for updates from the CDC, the local health department, and the World Health Organization.

Some Reminders:

Governor extends “Stay at Home Order” through 4/30/20!!

The City of Naperville and Naperville Park District remind residents to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by taking proper precautions when using area parks during the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order. Please maintain a 6-foot distance from other people, do not play in groups or play team sports, and do not play on playground equipment. Although parks and trails remain open, facilities, playgrounds, athletic fields and courts, and park restrooms are closed.

If you get sick:

Medical authorities are strongly urging all persons who exhibit symptoms to stay home and avoid public spaces unless you need medical care. You also should separate yourself from other people and pets in your home. 

If you need to need to visit a doctor or get tested for COVID-19, develop a plan before you go:

-        Call ahead before visiting your doctor.

-        Wear a facemask if you are sick.

-        Cover your coughs and sneezes.

-        Clean your hands often.

-        Avoid sharing household items, such as utensils, plates, glasses, and towels.

-        Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, keyboards, and remotes.

We remain inspired and optimistic about the long-term future of this special place! Despite the uncertainty in timing, we are confident this crisis will eventually pass, and we look forward to seeing you all safely outside again, in the pool, on the courts and around the grills!

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Stay safe and healthy.


Federal Information –  https://www.cdc.gov/

State information –  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/

City of Naperville information - https://www.naperville.il.us/corona-virus-resources/

DuPage County information - https://www.dupagehealth.org/610/DuPage-County-COVID-19-Dashboard



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