To the Editor:
I appreciate the need for personal sacrifice given the current state affairs. Placing limitations on activities and gatherings makes sense at this point in time. And I understand The Villages cancelling certain activities or recommending guidelines for other activities – such as recommending pool occupancy be limited to 10 participants at a time.
However, The Villages should not state the guideline as a recommendation, and subsequently enforce it as a “rule or requirement.”
The Villages are shutting down all pools in The Villages because a handful of pools had participants exceeding The Villages’ recommendation. That is unfair. If The Villages wants to enforce the guideline as a rule, then they should place signage at the pools stating it is a requirement until further notice and enforce the requirement accordingly.
The Villages have personnel who visit the amenities to ensure participants are Villagers or guests. These personnel can request participants vacate a location if occupancy is exceeded. Or The Villages can shut down specific pools where violations are occurring. The Villages’ solution for their recommendation that was posted two days ago is to close the activity to everyone because of a few people not heeding their recommendation. What other outdoor activities where 10 or more people gather will The Villages shut down next?
Village of McClure