IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PINELLAS COUNTY SAFER AT HOME ORDER THE MAINLANDS BUSINESS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED TO WALK IN TRAFFIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE OFFICE WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE, FAX OR EMAIL. AND WE HAVE A MAIL SLOT FOR DROP OFFS AND A BOX FOR PICKUPS. THE OFFICE WILL MAINTAIN THE SAME BUSINESS HOURS ONLY THE DOORS WILL BE CLOSED. OUR MAINTENANCE STAFF WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO WORK ON PROPERTY WE ASK THAT IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK WITH THEM PLEASE RESPECT A SAFE DISTANCE OR JUST CALL THE OFFICE AND WE CAN RELAY THE MESSAGE TO THEM.
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS FEEL FREE TO CALL THE OFFICE AT 727-573-5670. HAVE A GOOD DAY AND STAY SAFE.
All Mainlands meetings and clubhouse activities are canceled until further notice.
Pursuant to Pinellas County Resolution No. 20-20: “COVID-19 – SAFER AT HOME” ORDER (Order), effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET, all swimming pools located at hotels, motels, lodging establishments, condominiums and commercial business establishments as well as homeowners associations shall be closed. This Order is necessary to enforce Centers for Disease Control (CDC) social distancing and group gathering guidelines. Pinellas County guidance on this closure reads:
“Places of public and private assembly are required to close, whether indoors or outdoors. This includes locations with amusement rides, water parks, pools (except for those in single-family homes), zoos, museums, movie and other theaters, public playgrounds, bowling alleys, pool halls, concert and music halls, country clubs, social clubs and fraternal organizations.”
Pinellas County issued the Order to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and to preserve the ability of our healthcare system to serve all in need. Our emergency management and public health officials believe that the situation will quickly worsen without this intervention. It is our hope that following these measures will allow everyone to resume normal business operations sooner rather than later.
The requirements of this Order have the force of law and may be enforced by any available legal process up to and including being punishable as a crime by incarceration and/or a fine. To report a violation or ask questions about these requirements, please call 727-582-TIPS (84 77).
MESSAGE FROM DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
COVID-19 MESSAGE FROM DOH-PINELLAS, 3/13/20:
COVID-19 is a major concern in Pinellas and globally. To give residents information to prepare themselves and to calm concerns, the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) is taking these actions.
We are not testing those without COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath). We are testing those most likely to have contracted the illness to help prevent the spread to others.
If your healthcare provider says you should be tested, it is your responsibility to isolate yourself from the public until testing confirms your case as negative or positive. If positive, you will receive further instructions from your provider.
Travelers–especially those who have been to China, Italy or Iran—must monitor their symptoms and let their providers know about their travel if showing symptoms.
If you have mild symptoms, stay home and contact your provider by phone for guidance or a decision to be tested. If having severe symptoms or if you have underlying health issues, call your provider as soon as possible.
Everyone should practice social distancing: avoid large gatherings, stay home if ill and avoid those who are sick. We have attached a graphic explaining the concept..
COVID-19 spreads the same way as the common cold or the flu, so follow the same precautions. Wash your hands well with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use hand sanitizer when you can’t. Cover you coughs or sneezes, sanitize common surfaces at home or work and stay home if you’re sick.
Businesses should review their plans for telecommuting now. Review absence and leave policies to ensure sick employees can stay home.
This message includes graphics we encourage you to share through your social media.
Here are phone numbers and websites to share:
DOH’s 24/7 COVID-19 Hotline (866) 779-6122
DOH-Pinellas (727) 824-6900
Good morning Mainlands Residents
We would like to address the Corona concerns in the community. On Friday 3/5 an owner in Mainlands returned from an overseas trip. He came into the office to conduct business. His stay in the office was approximately 15 minutes and he did interact with the staff. On Monday 3/9 he alerted the business office that he was contacted by the Florida Health Department and that 3 people on his flight tested positive for the Covid-19 virus and that he needed to be tested. He shared with us that he would have the results within 24-48 hours. We immediately contacted the Health Department via email and received their response the next day. We checked with the exposed individual, who is not a Mainlands resident, on Tuesday and he had not received any results. On Wednesday, 3/11, at approximately 9:15 am he called the office to say that he had tested positive. Shortly after that we were contacted by the health department to discuss our exposure. As per Health Department directives we sanitized the office and posted a sign on the office door to alert our residents.
We have listed the Covid -19 Hot Line number on the Association website as well as a brief description of the symptoms and preventative care for your review.
To calm the rumors circulating through the community please note that as of right now no one that resides in the Mainlands has test positive. No employee has resigned and no one is showing symptoms. The office staff will be monitored by the health department for the next 14 days. The office will not be closed but we are asking that in caution you conduct business via telephone or internet or use the outdoor mail slot. A copy of this script on the website, TheMainlands.com.
ATTENTION MAINLANDS RESIDENTS
THE MAINLANDS BUSINESS OFFICE HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO THE CORONA VIRUS. THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ON 3/6 AT WHICH TIME A GENTLEMAN RETURNING FROM AN OVERSEAS TRIP CAME IN TO THE OFFICE. HE DID NOT KNOW HE WAS EXPOSED AT THAT TIME. ON SATURDAY IS WAS CONTACTED BY THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AS 3 PEOPLE ON HIS FLIGHT TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONA. HE WAS TESTED FOR THE VIRUS ON 3/9 WITH A WAIT TIME OF 24-48 HOURS FOR RESULTS. HE CONTACTED US TODAY (3/11) TO LET US KNOW HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS. THE OFFICE HAS BEEN CONTACTED BY THE FLORIDA HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND JOE, ELAINE AND MOLLIE ARE ALL BEING MONITORED FOR THE VIRUS. WE WILL CERTAINLY UPDATE WHEN WE KNOW MORE. ANYONE WITH MEDICAL OR GENERAL QUESTIONS CAN CONTACT THE COVID-19 HOTLINE CALL CENTER AT 1-866-779-6121, 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.
For your information
A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.
PLEASE BE VERY CAUTIOUS when searching for Covid 19 or Corona Virus information on the internet. The bad actors will take every advantage they can.
NOVEMBER 8TH 2019 ROBO CALL
STARTING MONDAY 11/11/19 THE GATES WILL BE OFFICIALLY CLOSED IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR STICKER OR FOB PLEASE COME TO THE MAINLANDS OFFICE AS SOON AS YOU CAN.
IF YOU HAVE A FOB APPROACH THE GATE AND IF YOU ARE LEAVING MAINLANDS YOU PRESS THE BUTTON CLOSEST TO THE MIDDLE OF THE FOB. IF YOU ARE COMING INTO MAINLANDS YOU PRESS THE BUTTON CLOSEST TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE FOB.
IF YOU HAVE A STICKER SLOWLY APPROACH THE GATE AND THE READER WILL READ THE STICKER. IF YOU’RE STICKER DOES NOT READ COME TO THE OFFICE AND WE WILL MOVE IT FROM INSIDE THE WINDSHIELD.
THE GATES FOR THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WILL HAVE SOMEONE AT THEM TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO ISSUES. SO WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE.
ON ANOTHER NOTE THE PAVING OF MAINLANDS BLVD WEST UNIT 1. WILL BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 14TH.
THEY WILL MILL THE ROAD ON NOVEMBER 14TH AND 15TH AND PAVING THE ROADS NOVEMBER 18TH AND 19TH. SECTIONS OF THE ROADS WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME SO EXPECT DETOURS. PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN DRIVING AROUND THE WORKERS.
LASTLY COYOTES HAVE BEEN SPOTTED ON THE PROPERTY EVEN DURING THE DAY SO PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PETS UN ATTENDED AND WHEN WALKING KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOU.
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Mainlands of Tamarac
10161 49TH Street North Suite L
Pinellas Park, FL 33782