By Scott Auer, POA General Manager
UPDATED Tuesday, Aug. 31 — While regular hours have been restored, the Clubhouse will have limited seating this week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The staffing shortage is due to the turnaround time required to secure COVID-19 test results. The full seating is available for dining on Wednesday and Friday of this week.
Regular hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., with last reservations at 6 p.m., Tuesdays; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., with last reservations at 8 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays.
As always, reservations are recommended and can be secured via the Open Table app that appears on the Dining page of the POA website after login; or by calling (706) 268-1253. The Clubhouse staff as always will do its best to accommodate walk-ins.
The Clubhouse is scheduled to resume brunch 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with the restaurant closing at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 5.
And on the Veranda on Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 6, the Clubhouse will offer its version of a backyard cookout with a special menu that includes grilled sausage, chicken and burgers along with baked beans, potato salad and coleslaw. Price: $15 per person. Open seating, no reservations.
As the situation around COVID changes and new questions arise, we want to encourage you to go to the CDC site at www.cdc.gov to get your COVID-19 questions answered.
Q: Has a new mask mandate been adopted?
A: Yes – all employees in the amenities are now required to wear masks. The Clubhouse staff wear masks following CDC recommendations.
Q: Do I need to wear a mask?
A: At this time, the POA will not institute a mask mandate for Property Owners or guests. Per CDC recommendations, the POA recommends that property owners and guests wear masks when inside POA facilities.
Q: If I have new concerns about COVID, what should I do?
A: Whether or not you are vaccinated, the CDC has extensive information and recommendations at www.cdc.gov
Q: Where can I get tested?
A: Online reservations for tests can be made through Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) and CVS (www.cvs.com) in Jasper and at Good Samaritan in Jasper (706-253-4673).
If you have any other questions more focused on Big Canoe, you can write to Ask the POA by clicking the “Ask the POA” button that appears at bigcanoepoa.org when you log on or by writing to email@example.com
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