Summerwood News

Posted on June 15, 2020 10:25 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Posted on June 5, 2020 1:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Posted on May 27, 2020 1:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Message from the Summerwood Community Association Board of Directors:
 
As elected members of the Summerwood Association Board of Directors, we take our responsibility of leading the community seriously, especially during these times of making decisions regarding COVID-19. As we continue to closely monitor developments concerning the pandemic, we are charged with determining what is in the best interest of our community and to take precautionary measures for the safety of homeowners. After leveraging the guidelines from the CDC, federal, state and county governments along with our legal representatives and insurance carrier, the following Summerwood Community Association specific guidelines are being shared and will be enforced. Guidelines are fluid and evolving as the pandemic continues; therefore, it is foreseeable that these guidelines may change based on updated guidance from the aforementioned authorities. As of the date of this communication, the decision of the Board of Directors is:
 
  • Summerwood pools (Central and East) are to reopen contingent upon the availability of our pool contractor to staff the pool(s) with lifeguards. There will be no swim at your own risk and pool hours will be dependent on lifeguard readiness and availability. 
  • A signed COVID-19 liability waiver will be required for any homeowner who desires to make use of the pool. A waiver is required for each swimmer in the family.
  • Upon reopening, swimming at the pool will be available to homeowners only. Guests cannot be accommodated due to decreased capacity and the inability to secure waivers from guests.
  • The county and city have assigned the responsibility of pool occupancy limits to pool contractors. As of the date of this communication, occupancy maximums will be limited to 50% of capacity.
  • COVID-19 signage is being added to the pool area and homeowners are expected to read and comply with the guidelines provided from the government.
  • Social distancing and occupancy maximums will be enforced by the pool contractors. A gate attendant will manage access to the pool area.
  • Homeowners should be prepared for the pool to be open in 90- minute increments on a first come, first served entrance with all occupants leaving the pool at the 90- minute mark in order to ready the area for the next group of homeowners in line. Homeowners should refrain from engaging the lifeguards in confrontations regarding this time schedule.
  • Homeowners entering the pool at any time within the 90- minute period will be expected to exit the pool at the end of that time block. It is beneficial to arrive at the beginning of the 90- minute time block.
  • We are unable to accommodate private pool parties due to the governmental and association guidelines and the availability of required lifeguards.
  • There will be no swim lessons allowed during this period.
  • There will be no available seating at or around the pool. Homeowners are free to bring a chair but must remove it at the end of the swim time block.
  • Please be aware that the homeowner is responsible for adhering to all stated guidelines. For the health and safety of the community, breaches of guidelines may result in denial of access to the pool.
 
We understand that some homeowners may not agree with our decisions. Any homeowner certainly has the right to object; however, the Board of Directors requests that you do so using the available process for inquiries, comments, and recommendations. It is the practice of the Board to review requests and provide responses through the proper channels. It is with the abundance of caution and very thorough consideration that the Board of Directors has come to the above conclusions. Decisions are based on currently available information and on the advice of our legal counsel, insurance carrier, and governmental guidelines.
 
We appreciate your patience and compliance as we work diligently to ensure that we can offer this amenity to as many homeowners as possible in the safest manner that we can.
Posted on May 11, 2020 9:06 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Harris County Precinct 1 in collaboration with Harris County Public Health is hosting FREE COVID-19 testing at Deussen Park staring Monday May 11 at 10 am from 5 pm. Click on flyer to register. Registration is suggested.
 
Please call 832-927-7575 to begin the intake process. Assistance is available for seniors that are not able to leave their home but wish to be tested. Please call the 832-927-7575 to schedule an in-home screening.
 
Please email Erica Foster at Erica.Foster@cp1.hctx.net with questions and/or for more information.
 
Posted on April 14, 2020 3:04 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Posted on March 31, 2020 1:20 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
 
CLOSURE OF ALL SUMMERWOOD AMENITIES EXTENDED
In compliance with new guidelines issued, the Board is providing the following guidance:
 
Closure of all Summerwood amenities will be extended through April 30, 2020.  This means that all amenities with key fob access will be disabled.  
 
We are committed to keeping you safe in our community and want you to know that we are taking added precautions.  Continue to follow published CDC guidelines for maintaining your health and personal protection as we work through this public health crisis. You will find additional information from Center for Disease Control and  Harris County COVID- 19 
 
Further community updates will be provided as pertinent information becomes available.   We will strictly follow mandates issued by City of Houston, Harris County and US government.  Any policies we establish will be immediately superseded by mandates issued by those agencies. Please use your best judgment on future planned activities.
 
Posted on March 25, 2020 8:50 AM by Admin
Categories: General
Important Updates and News from Your Summerwood Board of Directors and Crest Management Team:
 
 
CLOSURE OF ALL SUMMERWOOD AMENITIES
 
Based on Harris County “Stay Home, Work Safe” ordinance, the Board is providing the following guidance:
 
Closure of all Summerwood amenities will be extended through April 3, 2020.  This means that all amenities with key fob access will be disabled.  
 
We are committed to keeping you safe in our community and want you to know that we are taking added precautions.  Continue to follow published CDC guidelines for maintaining your health and personal protection as we work through this public health crisis. You will find additional information at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html  and www.hcphtx.orgCOVID-19
 
Further community updates will be provided as pertinent information becomes available.   We will strictly follow mandates issued by City of Houston, Harris County and US government.  Any policies we establish will be immediately superseded by mandates issued by those agencies. 
 
Posted on March 20, 2020 10:03 AM by Admin
Categories: General
 
 
 
Dear Friends, 
 
Lives are on the line, and Harris County is responding.  We continue to take unprecedented steps to reduce the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and making tough, yet appropriate, decisions to protect the health of county residents.  I commend Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for their bold decision to restrict the operation of county and city restaurants to only providing take out, delivery, or drive-through services, and close bars and nightclubs until March 31, 2020.
 
I recognize that the economic hardships that many residents and business owners will experience during this period may be long-lasting. You have my commitment, that once we get through this, we will do everything in our power to assist all those who are sacrificing for the greater good. Together, we must ensure as much social distancing as possible to slow the spread of the virus to reduce the devastation in our community. 
 
Although each one of us will have a personal story of how this has affected our lives, focusing on the community's health and working together to get through this time is how we will overcome these enormous obstacles. We will get through this pandemic together. Having the latest and the most accurate information is vital to helping you make the best decisions for you and your family.
 
Below you will find the latest information from various entities that was compiled by my staff. While we have made an effort to include as much information as possible, there may be some updates that we did not receive.   
 
COUNTY GUIDELINES
Precinct One will be following the guidelines jointly issued by Harris County Public Health Department, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Harris County and the City of Houston on March 12. Designed to create the social distancing needed to help slow the spread of the virus throughout our community, these guidelines are what we will follow. Please note that the guidelines were updated yesterday and now limit gathering to 10 people or less. Additionally, the following Precinct One facilities and programs will be closed or suspended until further notice:
 
Precinct One community centers
  • Any gatherings of greater than 10 people
  • All seniors programs (excluding Meals on Wheels)
  • Organized sports at Precinct One sports fields
  • Harris County aquatics program
  • Youth after-school programs
  • Precinct One transportation services
 
RESOURCES
 
Important Numbers:
To help separate fact from fiction, you can have your questions answered by trained professionals:
  • Harris County residents can get the latest information by calling Harris County Public Health's dedicated hotline at 832-927-7575 (9 am to 7 pm everyday)
  • You can also text CV19 to 888777 to get text updates directly from Ready Harris
  • City of Houston residents are encouraged to contact 832-393-4220 (9 am to 7pm M-F, 9 am to 3pm on Saturday)
  • Additionally uninsured residents of unincorporated Harris County can call the "Ask My Nurse" hotline for clinical-related questions at 713-634-1110 (9 am to 7 pm everyday)
 
 
Immigrants: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that any testing, treatment or services relating to COVID19 will NOT be used against immigrants in their public charge evaluation. More information can be found here.
 
Small Business Relief: Harris County and the State of Texas are working to qualify for Small Business Administration Economic Injury Loan Disaster. To complete and EIDL worksheet, business owners can go to this website. This is NOT a loan application but will help qualify Texas for inclusion in the program.
 
Food Distribution: HISD is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to get food out to our community. Curbside pickup is available and social distancing is required. Check the map for time and place.
 
Price Gouging: If you witness an instance of price gouging during the #COVID19 response, report it to the Harris County Attorney's Office so that we can hold them accountable.  Email ConsumerHelp@cao.hctx.net or call 832-839-6941.
More information found here.
 
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed at the
Houston Food Bank and fosters are needed at area animal shelters.

Grocery Stores: Grocery stores will continue to operate and are restocking every day. No need to rush to the store or hoard food. Stores will have varied hours to provide time to restock. While at the stores, practice social distancing and be sensitive to the needs of others. Curbside pick up and delivery are good options too, some stores are also offering those services for free during this time. They are also hiring!
 
Mental Health: Take care of your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak. Disaster Distress Line 1-800-985-5990 offers free counseling 24/7 (in various languages).
 
Staying Healthy: Please keep in mind that the number one way to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 remains good hygiene and cleaning practices, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Harris County Public Health. That means you should wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds several times a day, stay home if you're feeling sick, and sterilize dirty surfaces at home and at work with detergent or soap.
 
I hope these resources are helpful. Feel free to share with your neighbors. We'll continue updating our list and providing frequent updates.
 
Thank you for continuing to care for your family and neighbors during this difficult time. Please reach out to my office if we can be of assistance or answer your questions. Together, we will get through this.


Sincerely, 
 
 
Rodney Ellis
 
 
Posted on March 17, 2020 1:00 PM by Admin
Categories: General
Posted on March 3, 2020 10:00 AM by Admin
Categories: General