Published March 16, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of the owners, guests, and employees in our community remains the Association’s top priority. Over the past several days, as organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), State of South Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) have strengthened their advisories and warnings, it has become clear that caution is the best way to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, the Town of Hilton Head Island and Beaufort County declared a state of public health emergency Monday afternoon.

Effective immediately, the following proactive steps are in place to protect the health of our community and employees so that we may help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

• PDPOA Administrative and Pass Office will remain open at this time with limited hours from 8AM-3PM. Pass Office Drive-Up Window hours remain unchanged.

• We are asking owners, contractors, and visitors to do as much business as possible online and limit visits to the office. We are staggering employee shifts and encouraging employees to work remotely in order to limit interactions.

• We are not scheduling any non-essential, in-person meetings with owners at this time. Staff is available by phone or email during regular office hours, 8AM-3PM.

• Please take into consideration that during this time, we will be operating with limited resources. We will still be responding to all requests. However, you may experience a longer-than-normal response time and we appreciate your patience.

• PDPOA is canceling all meetings and events through March 31. We are also canceling the first three Turtle Trot 5k races scheduled for April and delaying the start of the Dunes Buggy service for the season. We will let you know when we anticipate starting the Dunes Buggy Service.

• The PDPOA conference room will not be available for meetings. All community groups and regime meetings scheduled in the PDPOA conference room through March 31 will need to be rescheduled.

• Updates to the status of operations will be communicated to owners via email, on our website at pdpoa.org and through our Facebook page: facebook.com/pdpoa

• We encourage everyone to remain vigilant, continue to monitor developments and continue to take proper preventative actions.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing environment and take steps in accordance with DHEC and the CDC to protect the health of our owners, guests, employees, and community. Please turn to reliable sources such as the CDC, DHEC, and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the latest updates.
Please note that we anticipate further adjustments to PDPOA operations as this health situation progresses and will keep you informed. Thank you again for your patience and understanding.

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