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HSV implements COVID-19 policies and cancellations

The health, safety and welfare of our property owners, residents, commercial owners, visitors and employees is a top priority for Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association. Like many of you, we have been monitoring the ongoing news related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and will keep you informed of the steps we are taking through daily e-Blast messages.

The following measures are currently being taken:

Wednesday, April 1

How do Arkansas, and more specifically Saline and Garland Counties, score on our ability to social distance and flatten the curve?

See the results here: https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard

What one non-essential activity can you eliminate today to keep yourself and your neighbors safe?

What can we learn from the Europeans about not going stir crazy in quarantines and lock down living?

Read an article from the Guardian to learn more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/28/lockdown-living-europe-activities-coronavirus-isolation

Other states are issuing stay at home or sheltering in place orders. What does that mean?

Read more here: https://www.wtsp.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/what-does-shelter-in-place-mean-these-are-the-states-that-want-citizens-to-stay-home/67-9f19139a-2f1d-4c8b-9343-2c8fd42b2208

Good Neighbors  

Need help with shopping or know someone who needs help?  Mountainside United Methodist Church launched a Compassionate Shoppers initiative. Call the church office at 501-922-2626 for assistance.

Please email jprice@hsvpoa.org to have your organization added to this list. For the safety of our members, we will only be highlighting established charitable or faith-based organizations within Hot Springs Village. However, we encourage all individuals to look for opportunities to help their neighbors and applaud those who are already doing so.

State of Arkansas

In his daily COVID-19 update, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that two more people have died from the virus, bringing the total to 10. There are 584 cases in Arkansas as of the time of the update. Of those, 56 are in hospitals and 25 are on ventilators.

Hutchinson announced that the state has entered into a partnership with Walmart and a testing facility to have a drive through testing site in Bentonville that’s exclusive to first responders and health care workers.

State Parks will be switching to daytrip only and no overnight stays due to concerns of large groups and the sheer number of out-of-state visitors. Hutchinson said he also recommended to the Secretary of Interior that Buffalo National River be closed until the end of the crisis. He said that 60 percent of the visitors at the national river this weekend were from out of state.

You can view the governor’s update for April 1 here.

POA Administration

In order to protect our members and staff, the POA Administration office is now closed to the public. We will conduct all business online, by phone, email or US Postal Service. There will no longer be any in-person appointments made at this time. We thank you for your understanding.

Guests of Members

Over the weekend, 163 visitors were logged into the gate, indicating there was no decrease in visitor activity since our last report of 150.  Given the number of surrounding states who have issued sheltering in place orders and national travel advisories related to hot spot states, we again encourage members to limit visitor access to essential activities through the month of April.  We are currently evaluating the temporary suspension of any recreational access for all non-members, including guests of members.

Lakes & Marinas
Scam Advisory 

The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will not suspend or discontinue benefits because their offices are closed.

The Social Security Office of the Inspector General has received reports that Social Security beneficiaries have received letters through the U.S. Mail stating their payments will be suspended or discontinued unless they call a phone number referenced in the letter. Scammers may then mislead beneficiaries into providing personal information or payment via retail gift cards, wire transfers, internet currency, or by mailing cash, to maintain regular benefit payments during this period of COVID-19 office closures.

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, local SSA offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns; however, Social Security employees continue to work. Social Security will not suspend or decrease Social Security benefit payments or Supplemental Security Income payments due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Any communication you receive that says SSA will do so is a scam, whether you receive it by letter, text, email, or phone call.

Tuesday, March 31

For the answers to 15 common Coronavirus questions, visit https://www.verywellhealth.com/common-covid-19-questions-4800068

Some tips for preventing the spread of COVID-19:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/preventing-the-spread-of-the-coronavirus

Official Meetings of Board, Staff and Committees 

Hot Springs Village wants to ensure that our Board of Directors, staff and committees are able to continue serving our members during this time of social distancing. In order to accomplish that, the following guidelines are to be followed until further notice:

Board, staff and committees are encouraged to utilize Zoom conferencing when possible.

Board, staff and committee groups of 10 or more wishing to conduct meetings must allow for either complete online/non-in-person contact or in-person spacing that allows for distancing of 6 feet between participants.

All in-person meetings conducted in POA facilities or related to the POA must utilize a screening questionnaire and may require temperature testing.

The POA reserves the right to refuse access facilities that do not allow for proper distancing or screening.

State of Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that there are now 523 cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas affecting 51 of 75 Arkansas Counties. Three counties were added to the list of counties affected today: Perry, Columbia and Newton. So far, 64 people are hospitalized and eight have died in the state.

Hutchinson stressed that Arkansans need to continue their self-discipline and keep social distancing. He said that it looks like its having an effect, with Arkansas trending slightly lower than predictions called for at this point.

Hutchinson said that there is a problem at state parks with out-of-state visitors. He said that many of those visitors are coming in larger groups from COVID-19 hot spots to visit the state parks. He said that the state is looking at ways to curtail out-of-state visitors, particularly at state parks.

You can read the Arkansas Department of Health’s travel advisory for visitors from certain states here.

You can hear the governor’s COVID-19 update for March 31 here.

Golf

We are removing all the range ball buckets as of today to further protect our members from COVID-19. The ranges are open and you can bring your own receptacle. Thanks for your cooperation.

Garland County 

Garland County is lifting the majority of its burn ban with some exceptions. Most of those exceptions are in Hot Springs, but there is one in Hot Springs Village. Residents are not allowed to burn within one mile of 4419 Highway 7 North, the location of the shopping center near our West Gate, which includes CHI St. Vincent Convenient Care. This location shares a parking lot with McDonald’s and Brookshire’s.

You can read the partial burn ban lifting here.

Monday, March 30

State of Arkansas 

The Arkansas Department of Health has released an advisory for travelers coming to Arkansas from New York state and international locations. You can read the advisory here.

We are asking all lodging elements within Hot Springs Village, including those members advertising on AirBnB or VRBO, to limit rentals and to use screening measures recommended by the CDC. If you would like help finding that information please contact Fire Chief Jason Miller.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said that the state is opening $45 million from the COVID-19 Rainy Day Fund for the purpose of purchasing protective equipment and ventilators. He said that it is currently a challenging environment as far as purchasing equipment due to demand from states across the U.S. outstripping supply and production capacity.

Hutchinson said state will also receive federal funds from the CARES Act. He said that he signed an executive order setting up a committee to guide the use of CARES funds from now to Dec. 30.

During the briefing, Hutchinson said that seven people have now died from COVID-19 in Arkansas. It has also spread to an additional county, Arkansas.

Other topics discussed included sports, parks and gatherings. Watch the full press conference here.

Golf

Hot Springs Village values its golfer community. We would like to remind our golfers to practice social distancing while on the course. This means keeping in groups of less than 10 and keeping at least 6 foot apart.

Bocce 

In light of the current situation and new government recommendations, the start of Spring Bocce Leagues has been suspended until after May 1. In the meantime if you wish to use the courts to play with your spouse or individually practice you may do so.

Please be smart and don’t share the balls among multiple players, wear gloves and bring Lysol wipes to clean the balls and pollina before and after use. Keep your social distancing and no more than a few people at the facility at the same time.

If you wish to play and want to use the league equipment, call 501-226-3004.

Saline & Garland Counties

Saline County Judge Jeff Arey extended limited access to the Saline County Courthouse, the Courthouse Complex, and all other County Offices until April 20 with any further action being evaluated at that time. Arey stated “[f]or the same reasons Governor Hutchinson closed schools until April 20, we are continuing our cautionary measures (limiting access) in hopes that the citizens of Saline County will conduct business by phone, email or online. These measures will aid in preventing the virus from spreading.” Access is limited to County Employees, Court Employees, and Elected Officials having offices in or conducting business in the respective buildings; and those individuals authorized by the respective offices to have access.

Current procedures remain in place in Garland County. Members of the public will be screened for a fever and flu-like symptoms before they are granted access to county offices. All quorum court and committee meetings are postponed until further notice.

Dining

This week is a great week to get takeout. This week, you can buy one menu item and get the other half off at either the DeSoto Club & Grill or Granada Grill. The restaurants are takeout only so please order ahead of time. You can order from the DeSoto Club at 501-915-0007 or the Granada Grill at 501-922-1372.

The DeSoto Club & Grill menu is available here.

The Granada Grill menu is available here.

Lakes & Beaches   

Beach activities at Hot Springs Village’s 11 recreational lakes need to comply with social distancing rules. We ask that those using the beach avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more and maintain a distance social distance of six feet in order to prevent closure of the beaches.

Thursday, March 26

State of Arkansas 

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a call for a Special Session today.

Action items include creating the COVID-19 Rainy Day Fund. This fund provides for the transfer of $173,610,632 from the General Revenue Reserve Allotment Fund. It also authorizes transfers from the Fund to offset related funding needs, with approval from legislative leaders. The legislative leaders will be a panel of three House and three Senate members that include the House Speaker, Senate President, and the majority and minority leaders of both chambers.

You can watch Hutchinson address the General Assembly here.

Yesterday during his daily COVID-19 press conference of an increase in the number of cases, efforts to expedite licensing of doctors and nurses in the state to meet increasing demands, and a directive for citizens to avoid gathering in groups of 10 or more. You can read the directive here.

During Hutchinson’s press conference today, it was announced that three people in Arkansas have now died from the disease. Two more counties, Lonoke and Randolph, also have had infections. Plasma donations from people who have recovered are sought because their plasma has anti-bodies that may help critically ill patients with COVID-19.

Hutchinson discussed plans to give Arkansans better access to health care without overloading the system. Topics discussed include expansion of tele-medicine and non-emergency transportation.

He also discussed assistance to rural hospitals and health practitioners who may be overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients. Another topic was additional pay for full-time direct care workers. Foster care and homelessness were also discussed.

Watch Hutchinson’s full press conference here.

Golf

After much thought and discussion, the Golf Department has suspended all League play until the COVID-19 crisis improves. The safety of all members is the top priority in Hot Springs Village. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

A reminder to all walkers: walking on the cart paths or course is not permitted when the golf course is open for play. Please adhere to the rules for safety and courtesy reasons.

Use of POA carts has risen significantly because of our single-rider policy and nicer weather. We are adjusting our tee sheets to accommodate as many golfers as possible. Please be patient with us during this time.

We need golfers to return their golf carts to the cart area and empty their trash as soon as they finish with their rounds. Our golf staff will clean and disinfect the carts and make them available for the next golfers as soon as possible.

For your safety, please be patient and don’t take dirty golf carts that have not been disinfected and cleaned.

COVID-19 Screening & Testing

Screening or testing for COVID-19 is available at the following locations:
  • CHI West Gate- Convenient Care, 4419 N. Highway 7, 501-922-2217, is screening patients with potential COVID-19 symptoms. This location can assess your health status in regard to COVID-19 without you even leaving your car. They are open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit CHI’s CONVID-19 information page here.
  • Apollo Medical, 111 Cordova Drive, 501-625-3334, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. (Walk-in patients are welcome, drive through available, call ahead and the entire process can be done outside.) Only patients who are symptomatic will be tested.
  • Sherwood Urgent Care, 201 Airport Road, Hot Springs, 501-547-9481, is testing for COVID-19. Patients must go through a pre-screening process before receiving the test. Their hours for tomorrow are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Starting Sunday, their hours will be 8-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8-4 p.m. on Saturday and remain 1-6 p.m. on Sundays.
  • Benton ArCare, 630 West South Street, Benton, 501-860-7150, will test patients whose providers recommend them based on symptoms. Their hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Wednesday, March 25

State of Arkansas 

Arkansas has had its first deaths from the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced two people have died from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

Faulkner County’s deputy coroner said the deaths include a 91-year-old man who died at a Conway hospital. Another Arkansas man in his 50s died as well.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health website dedicated to tracking COVID-19 (link), 280 Arkansans have test positive for the virus as of 4:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 25.  So far there have been 16 positive tests in Garland County and one in Saline.

You can watch Hutchinson’s COVID-19 press conference for March 25 here. He focused on veterans and the state moving from recommendations of the 10 or more rule to a directive. Those directives are expected to be on the Arkansas Department of Health website shortly.

While the CDC public health emergency recommendations do not apply to the day-to-day operation of certain business operations at this time, there are no reasonable assurances of recommended social distancing and safety in Barber Shops, Body Art Establishments, Body Art Schools, Cosmetology Establishments, Massage Therapy Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas.  In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, all Barbers, Body Art establishments, Body Art schools, Cosmetology establishments, Massage Therapy Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas should close for in-person operations.  Maintaining any related schools’ distance education/learning is acceptable.

This directive to Barbers, Body Art Establishments, Body Art Schools, Cosmetology Establishments and Massage Therapy Clinics/Spas, and Medical Spas is made in an attempt to reduce introduction of the virus into new communities and to slow the spread of infection in communities already affected by the virus.  This directive and mandate is subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses.

This directive will be in effect as of March 25 at noon.

 

CHI/St. Vincent opens COVID-19 Assessment Center

This afternoon, CEO Nalley was notified by CHI/St Vincent President Dr. Doug Ross that a COVID19 Assessment Center was up and running at their Hot Springs Village Clinic which is located at 4419 Hwy 7.

Of their decision to offer this important service, Dr. Ross remarked “At CHI St. Vincent, the health and well-being of the citizens of Hot Springs Village is a primary area of focus. In this unprecedented time with the coronavirus, we are making healthcare decisions easy for you.  At our Convenient Care Clinic location (4419 Hwy 7 North), we have set up a rapid health assessment system for any patient that fears they may have the COVID-19 virus.  This location can assess your health status in regards to COVID-19 without you even leaving your car.  Our clinic care teams in Hot Springs Village and care teams in the hospital in Hot Springs are ready to meet your healthcare needs.”

 

Outdoor Facility Closures

After monitoring activity on the basketball and pickleball courts for the past two days and receiving numerous calls from concerned members about continued close contact and groups of people congregating at distances closer than 6 foot, we must make the tough decision to close these operations effective tomorrow, March 26.

We are seeing significant improvements in golf facilities and have not yet found reasons for concern in the tennis complex, lawn bowling, trails or bocce at this time. However, we are continuing to closely monitor each of these areas and ask everyone to avoid gatherings of 10 or more or distancing within 6 foot of others, whether indoors or outdoors in order to avoid further closures.

Golf

Use of POA carts has risen significantly because of our single-rider policy and nicer weather. We are adjusting our tee sheets to accommodate as many golfers as possible. Please be patient with us during this time.

We need golfers to return their golf carts to the cart area and empty their trash as soon as they finish with their rounds. Our golf staff will clean and disinfect the carts and make them available for the next golfers as soon as possible.

For your safety, please be patient and don’t take dirty golf carts that have not been disinfected and cleaned.

Water & Trash  

An increasing number of people are currently at home and consuming more wipes and paper towels than normal. The Hot Springs Village Public Services Department are asking people to not flush disinfecting wipes, paper towels or similar products in toilets but to dispose of them in the household garbage.

We are advising people to remember that toilets and wastewater systems are not designed to process those types of things, which we consider to be trash. These items can cause damage to wastewater treatment and collection systems creating clogs, backups, pump failures and sewer overflows which will create additional public health issues..

Free WiFi Options 

There are parking lot locations at both the Coronado Community Center and Woodlands Auditorium where vehicles may go and use free WiFi. Please stay in your vehicle and in this special time practice social distancing. Look for the WiFi named HSV_Guest.

Garland & Saline Counties    

Garland County government offices are open. They are allowing only a few people in at a time. Visitors will have to sign in and go through a screening process. They will be asked for their name, address and phone number. They will be asked if they’ve had any symptoms related to COVID-19 or have come into contact with some that has the disease. Temperatures will be taken at the office. Anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 degrees or showing flu-like symptoms will not be allowed in.

Garland County will not hold meetings until the COVID-19 threat declines.

Saline County remains at one confirmed case of COVID-19, while persons under investigation rose to eight. Cases in a neighboring county did grow into the 5-9 confirmed case category as a result of the concert.

Saline County Courthouse, the Courthouse Complex and other County Offices are still operating under a policy of limited access by the public.

Helpful Hint from a Member

When filling up your gas tank, take a hand full of plastic bags from your last shopping trip. Slip a plastic bag over your hand while filling up and punching in your numbers to protect yourself during this time of COVID-19 exposure. Be sure to drop the bag in the trash there at the station and use hand sanitizer afterwards.

Monday, March 23

State of Arkansas 

As of today, March 23, there are 174 confirmed cases in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Department of Health lab continues to increase testing capacity.

You can watch Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s daily briefing on the COVID-19 virus situation in Arkansas on his YouTube channel here. One item to note is the extended deadline for filing personal state income tax returns. The deadline is now July 15.

If you need to apply for unemployment benefits, do not go into workforce centers in the state, they are working to process claims. Go online or call the unemployment hotline at 844-908-2178. The unemployment hotline will be active 24 hours a day during the crisis.

Small businesses can visit https://www.arkansasedc.com/covid19 for information on seeking loans and other needs related to their business.

Golf

We need our golfers’ help. The health and safety of our members and employees are the most important concern during this outbreak. Please abide by our social distancing rules by having a maximum of 4 golfers in the golf shop at one time. All golfers please social distance yourself at least 6 feet from the counter or any person that happens to be in the shop at that time. These stipulations must always be adhered to. Failure to do so might lead to course closures.

If you have an Annual golf pass or have money on your POA card, please call the golf shop to check in instead of going into the golf shop.

You can add money to your POA number by calling the golf shops directly or Member Services at the POA administration building.

Outdoor Amenities

We are seeing instances in Hot Springs Village’s outdoor amenities, including golf, pickleball and basketball where people are not limiting their distance and interaction with others. While outdoor activities are among the safest, we strongly encourage people to keep at least 6 foot of distance, not be in small enclosed areas with more than 10 people, to stay home if they have a cough or fever, to wash hands, use gloves and sanitizers.

Should we continue seeing such activities at our outdoor amenities, we will close these venues.

Estate & Garage Sales 

We are seeing estate sale companies holding events without proper social distancing practices, lack of sanitizers and gloves, and while calling in non-member attendees.  We strongly discourage these activities, as they present an unnecessary risk to our residents. We will not issue additional permits until future notice.

Visitors at Gates 

Over the weekend 150 guests were logged into the gate system by members.  We ask all members to use caution when encouraging others to visit them during this crucial point in the virus spread.

Restaurants

Hot Springs Village POA restaurants have adopted the following procedures for their to-go orders:

Enhanced disinfection protocols are in effect.

All preparation staff wear gloves and routinely change gloves throughout their shifts.

All facilities are reporting disinfection protocols weekly.

All employees including Food & Beverage workers have been instructed, if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus disease which can include fever, coughing, or shortness of breath or any other illness please stay home.

Saline County   

Saline County numbers are still the same (one confirmed case and six persons under investigation). All Saline County Offices are still operating under a limited access to the public policy. The public is still encouraged to conduct all business with the County Offices and Courts digitally, by phone or online, if at all possible.

Thursday, March 19

Today, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced new measures in response to COVID-19 and the state’s now 62 confirmed cases. Hear his message here.

The health, safety and welfare of our property owners, residents, employees, visitors and businesses are priority one for Hot Springs Village.  We encourage social distancing or sheltering in place to prevent COVID19 from spreading in our community.  We also encourage supporting local businesses as can safely be achieved.  Several are offering delivery services, online services, gift certificates and other creative methods to serve their customers and we applaud their efforts.

We encourage you to visit our webpage https://explorethevillage.com/members/hsv-covid-19/ that is being used to provide the latest updates, including closings and postponements.

We are also using these resources for mitigation planning:

POA Facilities Operations

The POA Administration Offices, which include Member Services, Permitting and Inspections and Public Utility services, are closed to the public until further notice.  Most of these services are available online, by phone, and in some cases, by appointment.  These offices, which are currently being staffed, can be reached at 501-922-5556.

The Woodlands Auditorium, Fitness Center, Library, Coronado Center, and all POA-operated restaurants (for dine in) are also closed.  Several other restaurants throughout the community remain open under various protocols, with many offering takeout menus and delivery services. Additional information on restaurant offerings can be found below.

Most of the community’s outdoor recreational activities remain open to members and their guests including golf courses, trails, tennis and pickleball facilities. All will be operated on the under-10 or social distancing practices.

Restaurants

In keeping with the Governor’s latest announcement all POA restaurants will be closed to dining in. The following restaurants will continue to provide take out services:

  • DeSoto Club & Grill
  • Granada Grill
  • Mulligan’s at Ponce De Leon
  • Raffaella Rose At Cortez
  • Casa Coronado
  • Dolce Vita Italian Ristorante

The Saint at Isabella will be closed until April 1.

Police & Fire Departments

Hot Springs Village Police Chief, Ricky Middleton, asks the public not to come to the police department for filing non-emergency reports but welcomes calls to their non-emergency number, which is 501-922-0011. “The police department will continue to be a 24-hour, full-service operation. Officers will take reports over the phone. Anyone wishing to speak to an officer in person, including calls to a residence, will be asked to do so outside, if at all possible. Emergency calls should be placed to 9-1-1”, said Middleton.

Fire Chief Jason Miller also asks the public not to come to fire stations until further notice and welcomes their calls to the department’s general information line, which is 501-922-2210. “The fire department is committed to offering the highest level of service and protection to our community and have implemented these protocols for that purpose. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1, but if a visit to one of our stations is imperative, we will send personnel outside to assist you,”  said Miller.

Medical Services & Pharmacies 

Pharmacies

  • Walgreens

(501) 984-4151

9am-9pm

(Process has not changed)

Can order Rx for delivery though FedEx (free); order through Walgreens.com/app

*If concerned about shopping in the store, front end items that can fit through DT can be purchased there*

 

  • Healthmart #1

(501) 922-0777

9am-6pm Monday-Friday

9-2 Saturday

Free delivery in and around HSV

*Abundance of Vitamin C and Zinc

 

  •  Healthmart #2

(501) 922-0777

9am-6pm Monday-Friday

9-2 Saturday

Free delivery in and around HSV

*Abundance of Vitamin C and Zinc

 

  •  Walmart

(501) 318-0902

8am-8pm Monday-Friday

9am-7pm Saturday

10am-6pm Sunday

*Sat/Sun closes for break 1:30-2:00pm*

 

Clinics
  • Apollo Medical

501-625-3334

8 a.m.-7 p.m. M-F, Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.

*Walk-in patients are welcome, drive through available, call ahead and the entire process can be done outside*

111 Cordova Drive

  •  Fountain Lake Community Clinic

(501) 623-7900

8am-5pm Monday-Friday

 

  •  CHI West Gate- Convenient Care

4410 N. Highway 7, Suite 201

(501) 922-2217

7:30am-1pm, 2-6pm Monday-Friday

8am-3pm- Saturday

 

  •  CHI East Gate

410 Ponce De Leon Drive

(501) 922-1700

8am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

***Taking patients WITHOUT flu like symptoms***

Cancellations & Postponements 

For a summary of all the closures/postpones and most up to date information concerning COVID-19 please use our website link at https://explorethevillage.com/members/hsv-covid-19/ 

New announcements include:

  • The Coronado Fitness Center’s Underwater Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.
  • Faith Lutheran Church, HSV, has suspended all on-site Sunday worship services, Wednesday Lenten worship services, Bible studies, and other meetings until further notice.  Church and Lenten worship services are available on-line at faithhsv.com.  Organizations renting church space for meetings are encouraged to suspend operations as well.
  • The Hot Springs Village 50th community birthday party celebration at Desoto Club from 2:30-4pm on April 20th has also been postponed. A new date will  announced as soon as possible.
  • The Hot Springs Village Area Chamber of Commerce is postponing the Business Expo, scheduled for May 1.  The Expo will now take place August 21.
  • The HSV Audubon meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, has been canceled.
  • The HSV Audubon meeting for April 9 at 10 a.m. has been canceled in the interest of public safety.
  • HSV Couples Golf Group canceled the Meet and Greet, scheduled on Sunday, March 29.
  • The Village Concerts Association has postponed Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute which was to be held April 16 and 17. The show has been rescheduled for Sept. 3 and 4. All tickets purchased will be honored for these dates.  For additional information, contact the Village Concerts Association President Damon Schleuse at 817-832-1273.
  • WGA-9 Hole League canceled New Member Coffee, scheduled Friday, March 20, and the Spring Luncheon, scheduled Friday, March 27.

We invite you to communicate cancellations and postponements to jprice@hsvpoa.org and recommend that area organizations ensure the community calendar has been updated by sending information to Katrina Heap at kheap@hsvpoa.org.

Wednesday, March 18

See today’s COVID update from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, which can be viewed on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw3WjhURu4o. His address today discussed some measures being taken to bring relief to small business owners.

The health, safety and welfare of our property owners, residents, commercial owners, visitors and employees is a top priority for Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we implement these protocols and encourage you to visit our webpage https://explorethevillage.com/members/hsv-covid-19/ that is also being used to provide the latest updates.

Reports today confirmed 11 additional COVID19 cases in Arkansas, for a total of 33.  And, we continue to hear unofficial reports of at least one case in Hot Springs Village but those results have not been officially confirmed.  Our mitigation protocols remain at substantial – a set of escalating designations suggested by the CDC in their early mitigation guidance which can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf.

We are also using these resources for mitigation planning:

For a summary of all the closures/postpones and most up to date information concerning COVID-19 please use our website link at https://explorethevillage.com/members/hsv-covid-19/

Board Election Vote Count

During their meeting this morning, the Board expressed its commitment to holding next Tuesday’s board election vote count with modifications.  As discussed, concerns over COVID19 led to Committee Chair Jerry Yeric’s resignation and self-quarantine, as well as some original member volunteers who wished to avoid public gatherings. Drew Kahl has agreed to be the Election Day Committee Chair with Jerry Yeric acting as an offsite advisor, if needed.  As of today, 25 of the original member volunteers have agreed to serve and the following modifications will be made to provide a more safe count environment for those who wish to participate:

  • The count will be held at Coronado Center to provide for greater social distancing
  • HSV Fire Department personnel will conduct testing prior to entry
  • Only those members and employees making up the election day count team, one HSV Police Officer and a representative from Hot Springs Village Voice will be allowed inside the building
  • Each attendee will receive gloves and hand sanitizers.

The diverse set of property owners and employees present in each year’s count are equally trustworthy and deserving of our full support in their election day duties.  Bylaws Article VIII, Section 7 outlines the right of any member in good standing to request a recount should they so desire.

Golf Update

Clarification: The Hot Springs Village Golf Department has temporarily suspended the use of GOLFNOW.com. This will reduce the likelihood of non-sponsored guests making tee times at Village golf courses.

As we go forward, the golf shops are trying to limit the time people are in contact with each other. Also, we are trying to utilize our golf courses and accommodate golfers without keeping a facility open with little or no play. We need your help!

Please cancel your tee time in advance as soon as possible if you are not going to play. If a group, whether you booked a scramble or put a group in the lottery, and you are not going to play, please cancel those tee times.

With the Balboa Lounge closing, bad weather and lowered golf rounds,  Balboa Golf Course will be closed, at a minimum, through March 31. The golf department will be contacting all golfers with a scheduled tee time at Balboa and moving them to another course.

The Magellan Deli is closed until March 31, but the golf course will remain open, weather permitting.

Starting tomorrow, March 19, all cups on all greens will be raised above the level of the ground so golfers will not have to put their hands down in the holes.

POA Facilities Operations

The POA Administration Offices are currently closed to the public.  Our Member Services and Permitting and Inspections departments are serving members online and by phone, or in some cases, by appointment.  Please contact us at 501-922-5556 or at customerservice@hsvpoa.org for assistance and see yesterday’s Village digest or our COVID-19 website for links to online service.

POA Employees

We are committed to our talented workforce. On March 15, we rolled out more flexible PTO policies and a commitment to funding alternative temporary assignments for employees impacted by facility closures as long as feasibly possible. POA employees who have concerns for their health and livelihood are encouraged to visit with their supervisor, HR or CEO Lesley Nalley.

Dining

Balboa Bar, Waypoint and Magellan Deli will be closed, at a minimum, through the end of March.

If you would feel better eating at home during this time, please remember that any items on our menus are available through takeout service at both Granada Grill (501-922-1372) or DeSoto Club (501-915-0007). Click here for the Granada Grill menu https://files.constantcontact.com/…/c078dcb5-06e2-407c-94a8… and click here for the DeSoto Club menu https://files.constantcontact.com/…/ce3a06af-a1f5-4058-b507.

Many of the other restaurants throughout the Village are also offering TO GO menus and delivery services.  We encourage you to support all local businesses.

Gate Access

All visitors must be registered at the gate as a guest to gain access so please be sure to list your guests using the online registration process here. You can also call the East Gate at 922-5015 and the West Gate at 922-1640.

Garland & Saline Counties

Per Saline County Judge Jeff Arey, access to Saline County Buildings is limited.  People are encouraged to conduct county business via the internet or telephone.  In-person business will require an appointment. A statement from Saline County Judge Arey can be read here.

The Arkansas State Revenue Office located in the Saline County Complex is closed, the Bryant Office is still open.

Garland County is under a burn ban effective immediately, as of Wednesday, March 18. You can read Garland County Judge Darryl Mahoney’s executive order here. A statement from the judge explaining the ban is available here.

Tuesday, March 17

Golf Update

Hot Springs Village is open for member golfers and their guests. We are committed to being a leader in the golf industry by maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and customers.

The golf pro shops will be sanitizing doors handles, counters, credit card machines and stylus as well as washing and sanitizing their hands regularly throughout the day.

  • As of March 17th Golf Now has been temporarily discontinued. This will reduce the likelihood that non-members make tee times.
  • We are allowing golfers to rent a cart by themselves with no additional rider.
  • We are disinfecting the steering wheels, dashboards, switches and high touch surfaces on our golf carts
  • We recommend golfers not to remove or touch the flagsticks. We will be sanitizing flagsticks daily, before the first golfers.
  • Golf maintenance will be regularly disinfecting the half-way house restrooms.
  • Please keep your gloves on when taking your ball out of the hole.
  • Minimize contact between employees and members.
  • Recommend golfers bring their own wipes and sanitizers for added safety.
  • We will be limiting the gathering of golfers to no more than 10 in the golf shops at any given time.
  • Annual pass holders are recommended to phone the golf shop to check in.
  • We recommend members add money to their virtual POA card so mobile check in at golf shops can occur.

The March Adult Beginner classes have been postponed until further notice.

Public Services

Public Service Staff will be limiting their interactions with the property owner and practicing safe separation distances per the following:

  • For Home Sewer Tank Calls, We encourage homeowners stay in their home and communicate by phone with our staff.  Staff will maintain at least 6-feet physical separation.
  • Meter Techs will not physically handoff any disconnect or reconnect cards to the owner, but the services will be completed with staff making the proper checks and inspections.
  • Sanitation domestic trash pick-up services will continue on the regular schedules at all levels of mitigation.
  • Here is a link on how to handle medical waste products https://www.meriinc.com/how-to-manage-covid-19-waste/
POA Facilities Operations

As of March 17, the Woodlands, Fitness Center, Library and Coronado Center are closed to the public.

As of March 17 the Permitting & Inspection and Compliance Services will go to a completely digital service system.  All work will be done via telephone, online, email and or by appointment only. Online permits can be accessed via our member portal at https://explorethevillage.com/members/services/ and then clicking the “Permitting, Inspection & Compliance” button.

No permits for estate sales or garage sales will be issued until further notice

Member services at the POA Administration building will be limiting public access beginning March 17. Property Owners can access services in these ways:

Payments for Utilities and POA Assessments can be made via the following avenues:

  • Check payments can be mailed or dropped in the drop box outside the POA Administration building.
  • Payments for Assessments and Utilities can be made online with a credit card using the secure member portal found at www.explorethevillage.com/members. First time login instructions are available here.
  • Our member services team will be available by phone to assist members with logging in or any other questions. Call us at 501-922-5556 or email us at customerservice@hsvpoa.org
  • Members can also purchase vehicle decals, annual passes and family card renewals online using the “Shop the Village” link in the Member Portal.  There are also online forms available for all of these purchases. These forms (found here) can be mailed to or dropped off at the POA Administration building with a check payment. Decals for purchases made online or by mail will be mailed to property owners within 2 business days.
  • New property owners can access a new member information packet online here. Member Services staff will work with each new property owner by appointment. Our team will work with local realtors and title companies to provide these packets to new property owners in advance of their visit.
  • Businesses needing work pass renewals will be asked to complete the necessary paperwork found here. Forms and payment by check can be mailed or dropped at the POA Admin building drop box. Businesses needing to pay by credit card or requiring new ID cards will be contacted by a member of our team to make alternative arrangements once their forms have been received in our office.

We thank you for your patience as we work to adapt our services during this time.

As of March 17, Coronado Center Library will proceed under the following status:

  • Library catalog can be reviewed online: https://hsvpoa.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas37_0301478  and materials reserved by phone, 501-922-3555.
  • Library employees will contact patron for book/material pickup.
    – Employee will provide pickup time and space out pickup to mitigate number of people arriving at the same time.
    – Employee will instruct patron to call upon arrival and employee will meet them at the door.
    – Library hours will be reduced to Monday – Friday with no Saturday pickups.
  • Staff will empty the book box Monday – Friday and deliver books to the Library.
  • All books, audio cases and puzzle boxes received will be wiped down with a disinfectant.

Members with rental properties are encouraged to consider taking their units off the market for the next two weeks, at a minimum and implement disinfection protocols. During this period, Hot Springs Village POA will suspend the Gold Star Rental page on our website and only schedule Discovery Packages for dates beyond April.

Dining

In addition to our current cleaning practices, we are taking additional steps to protect our restaurants:

  • We will continue our rigorous cleaning protocols and will be using disposable disinfectant cleaning wipes.
  • All silverware will be wrapped.
  • Condiments such as salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise will be replaced with individual packages.
  • We are discontinuing our self-service buffets (including weekend brunches and Wednesday chicken buffets) and offering a la carte menu plated options.
  • Reservations will be limited to 10 persons or less
  • We will make sure that all table-seatings are staggered to allow for maximum social distancing.

We encourage members and guests to take advantage of ordering to go or the purchasing of gift cards for future use to support the restaurants in our community.

Gate Access

All visitors must be registered at the gate as a guest to gain access so please be sure to list your guests using the online registration process here. You can call the East Gate at 922-5015 and the West Gate at 922-1640.

HSV Animal Welfare League  

The Adoption Center at the shelter is temporarily closed. Adoptions will continue by appointment only. Their contact information is on our website www.hsvawl.org. The available pets are on the PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet links on the AWL website also. Volunteers will continue to care for the pets.

 

March 16, 2020

In response to additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s announcement effective Tuesday, March 17 all public schools will close through March 30, at least one Hot Springs Village resident reporting being tested, and the CDC’s recommendation for organizers to begin cancelling or postponing in-person events consisting of 50 people or more throughout the U.S, we have raised the community mitigation level in Hot Springs Village from minimal to moderate. Related resources from the Center for Disease Control can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf .

Should a COVID-19 case be confirmed inside Hot Springs Village, the highest mitigation level strategies will be immediately implemented and additional measures to be taken will be communicated. These strategies will include closure of certain POA public-facing facilities and services.

Board of Directors meeting scheduled for March 18, 9 a.m.

As reported last Friday, March 13, this week’s regular board meeting will be conducted by Zoom video conference. Members wishing to communicate with the Board about the meeting agenda or other topics of interest are encouraged to email boardmembers@hsvpoa.org.

To view the meeting in real time, please visit https://zoom.us/j/2247605113 and click “Save File” to download Zoom_launcher.exe. From there, you will need to find the Zoom file in your downloads, open it and follow the prompts. When you are logged in, you will see a placeholder for the webinar, informing you that it is scheduled for 03/18/2020 with a start time of 9 a.m.
Those who do not have access to a computer can dial in and listen through their phone. To listen in, dial 646-558-8656 or 669-900-6833 then, when prompted, enter the webinar ID which is 224 760 5113. International numbers are available at https://zoom.us/u/abpWL9L5tD

The video will be posted to our YouTube Channel youtube.com/user/HSVPOA by Friday, March 20.

POA Facilities

As of this writing, all POA facilities remain open but POA meetings and events with attendees of 50 or more have been postponed or cancelled and these steps taken:

  • Training staff on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if organization members/staff become symptomatic
  • Encouraging staff and the public to stay home if sick and to make appropriate notifications of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases
  • Encouraging personal protective measures such as hand washing and using tissues or elbows for covering coughs or sneezes
  • Performing additional disinfection protocols
  • Installing or making available additional hygiene supplies in all facilities
  • Implementing social distancing measures:
    • Reducing large venue activities to decrease risk for high risk populations
    • Offering video/audio broadcast of certain meetings
  • Encouraging work function distancing
POA Operated Restaurants

The POA operates Granada Grill, DeSoto Club, Waypoint, Balboa Bar and Magellan Deli. Although many larger events at our restaurants and event centers have been postponed or cancelled, our restaurants currently remain open to those who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath.

For those at higher risk for exposure, we encourage you to stay home and consider purchasing gift cards for future use. Gift cards are available in all POA facilities.

Menu items are available through takeout service at both Granada Grill (501-922-1372) or DeSoto Club (501-915-0007). Feel free to call the restaurant and make a TO GO order, pull up to the front door and have your meal delivered to your car. For the protection of our employees, please do not use this service if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath. Many of the other restaurants throughout the Village are also offering TO GO menus and delivery services.

We invite all area restaurants to contact F&B Director Magdy Hussein to collaborate on additional safety measures for the area.

Here are the current steps we are taking to keep POA operated facilities clean:

  • Additional sanitizer dispensers were installed
  • Enhanced disinfection protocols are in effect
  • All preparation staff wear gloves and routinely change gloves throughout their shifts
  • We are temporarily moving from stationary condiment service (salt/pepper, mayo, mustard, ketchup) to individual packets to prevent transfer on these items
Golf Courses & Lakes

As outdoor activities are preferred in such situations, golf courses and lakes currently remain open to those who are not displaying COVID-19 symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath.

The following enhanced disinfection protocols are in place:

  • Golf cart steering wheels and equipment are wiped down with disinfecting wipes
  • Enhanced disinfection protocols throughout golf shops are in effect
Water Supply, Trash & Public Safety

A special task force devoted to considering impacts to water, sanitation, fire, police, gate and ambulance services was formed this past week. As a result, following protocols have been implemented:

  • Gate personnel are practicing additional social distancing strategies and have been equipped with disinfection supplies
  • Securing 3-month supply of all essential chemicals for water treatment
  • Evaluating alternative staffing plans in the event of wide-spread staff illnesses and implementing measures to separate key staff
  • Cessation of HSV Fire Department responding to requests for non-HSV agency assists involving respiratory concerns to limit likelihood of multiple first responding agencies being incapacitated as a result of COVID-19
  • POA is on their regular sanitation trash pickup schedule.
 
Communications

Updates will be communicated, as frequently as daily, through the Village Digest. Please signup to receive these communications at explorethevillage.com/members/forms/e-news/. (Note: emails captured by this opt in service are held by a third party, Constant Contact, and are not considered to be Association records. Therefore, they are not subject to release under the recent member inspection ruling in Saline County). The community calendar on www.explorethevillage.com will be updated, where applicable. On 3/16/2020, Hot Springs Village POA launched a special webpage (explorethevillage.com/members/hsv-covid-19/) to assist in keeping our community informed about our latest community mitigation strategies and to provide links to official state and federal resources.

Cancellations & Postponements

While this may not represent a complete list, we will make every effort to communicate known cancellations and postponements. We invite you to communicate cancellations and postponements to jprice@hsvpoa.org and recommend that area organizations ensure the community calendar has been updated by sending information to Katrina Heap at kheap@hsvpoa.org.

Coronado Center Library

As of March 17, Coronado Center Library will proceed under the following status:

  • Closed the Library for public use. Notify the public through email, and posted signs.
  • Library catalog can be reviewed online: https://hsvpoa.follettdestiny.com/common/welcome.jsp?context=saas37_0301478  and reserved by phone, 501.922.3555.
  • Library employees will contact patron for book/material pickup.
    • Employee will provide pickup time and can space out pickup to mitigate number of people arriving at the same time.
    • Employee will instruct patron to call upon arrival and employee will meet them at the door.
    • Library hours will be reduced to Monday – Friday with no Saturday pickups.
  • Community Center staff will empty the book box Monday – Friday and deliver books to the Library.
  • All books, audio cases and puzzles received will be wiped down by Library staff with a disinfectant on the covers, boxes, etc.

Should COVID-19 status change in Hot Springs Village additional steps and/or closure could still take place.

Church Closures:
  • Barcelona Road Baptist Church has canceled all services until further notice.
  • Bishop Anthony B. Taylor mandated the suspension of public Masses through April 30, which includes Holy Week and Easter. This includes Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hot Springs Village.
  • Christ Lutheran Church will be closed and not hold services through the end of March.
  • Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church has cancelled all worship services and meetings until further notice. The office will have someone available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Please call first. Office phone (922-4503) and e-mail (cothumc@cohumc.com) will be monitored 24 hours a day. The website at www.cohumc.com will have updates and links to worship.
  • Community of Joy Lutheran Church has canceled all worship services, including Holy Week. Community of Joy Lutheran Church has discontinued all meetings and gatherings through April 30. The church office will remain open on a limited basis during this closure.
  • All services and activities at Coronado Baptist Church have been cancelled or postponed through April 30. Sunday and Wednesday services are being streamed online. Call the church office at (501) 922-3218 if interested.
  • Lions Bingo is cancelled at the Coronado Center through May 15.
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has cancelled church services through March 31
  • Mountainside UMC will cancel all services, gatherings, meetings and worship services for the remainder of the month of March.
  • With the continued rise of infections from the coronavirus outbreak, the Session of the Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church has conferred and unanimously agreed to continue cancelling worship services and meetings through Easter. Our current plan is to meet for worship the week after Easter on Sunday April 19 at 10 a.m.
  • The Unitarian Universalist Village Church has cancelled all meetings scheduled at the facility at 403 Barcelona Road, including Sunday services, until further notice. When updated information is available it will be posted at www.uuvc.org or on their Facebook page.
  • Village Christian Church will not have any worship, study or fellowship gatherings until further notice.
  • The Village Church of Christ has cancelled all use of its facilities, including worship services, until after March 31.
  • Village UMC has cancelled Sunday Services
Closures
  • HSV Animal Welfare League is temporarily closing its Adoption Center at the shelter. Adoption coordinators will meet with interested adopters by appointment and their contact information on the website www.hsvawl.org. The available pets are on the PetFinder and Adopt-a-Pet links on the AWL website also. Volunteers will continue to care for the pets.
Long-term cancellations & Closures:
  • 20/30 Nutrition Seminars at Coronado Fitness Center are canceled until further notice.
  • The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site which serves HSV and surrounding communities at the CHI St. Vincent’s McAuley Senior Center is temporarily closed and the reopening date is unknown at this time.
  • Adult Beginner Golf classes for March have been postponed until further notice.
  • Afternoon Spades and Table Games held Wednesdays at Sacred Heart Catholic Church is cancelled until further notice.
  • All group fitness classes have been canceled until further notice.
  • The Balboa Lunge will be closed until April 1.
  • The Balboa Outreach Center has suspended all events until March 31
  • The Bocce Club has postponed Spring Leagues until after April 1.
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Saline County has rescheduled its upcoming Golf Tournament to Friday, June 19.
  • Chamber of Commerce Business Expo has been rescheduled to August 21.
  • Coronado Baptist Church is cancelling all Wednesday morning Coronado, Koinonia & Coffee fellowships until further notice.
  • The Coronado Fitness Center, Coronado Community Center and Woodlands Auditorium will remain closed until further notice.
  • The DeSoto Marina “Way Point” will be closed until April 3.
  • Fitness Center has suspended all group classes until April 1 but the facility remains open
  • All HSV VFW Post 10483 meetings and events (Poppy Drive, Memorial Day) have been cancelled from now through at least June 1. If you have any questions please contact Dennis Winham (Sr. Vice Commander) at dwinham@msn.com
  • Karaoke Night at the Balboa Club will be suspended until further notice.
  • The Kiwanis Club of Greater Hot Springs Village has cancelled the weekly Monday morning meetings through March.
  • The Mindfulness class on Mondays from 4-4:45 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center is being suspended through the month of March.
  • Singles Group Hand and Foot at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, held first and third Wednesdays of each month, is cancelled until further notice.
  • The Village Card Club is closed until Wednesday, April 1. The VCC board will reconvene Sunday, March 29, to reassess the situation to decide on the April 1 reopning date. Updates are available at the club’s website, villagecardclub.org.
  • The Village Loan Closet is temporarily closed. If equipment is needed, please leave a message at 501-922-2888. A volunteer will call within a day to arrange a pickup time. If it’s an emergency, call 501-984-3073 or 309-360-6360. Please do not leave equipment outside.
  • Village SCAT Transportation has suspended all rides until further notice. For further questions the phone messages are being picked up on the office phone and you will receive a call back.

The following scheduled events and activities have been canceled or postponed:

  • Chili Day, the HSV Breakfast Lions big fundraiser had to be postponed. It is not cancelled. The public should keep their tickets. We will reschedule as soon as we are given the all-clear by all concerned.
Monday, March 16
  • The FOCUS Low Vision Support Group meeting scheduled for 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16, at Kirk in the Pines Presbyterian Church has been cancelled.
  • The Saline County Quorum Court meeting that was to be held at the DeSoto Club on March 16 has been moved to the Saline County Courthouse.
  • The Coronado Community Center Discussion meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, has been cancelled.
  • Coronado Community Center Deliberative Engagement for renters of the Coronado Community Center scheduled Monday, March 16, is postponed until April 27 at 6:30pm. The CCC Deliberative Engagement for all POA members will then be rescheduled for May 18.
Tuesday, March. 17
  • Tai Chi at the Coronado Fitness Center, scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, has been canceled.
  • The Sacred Heart Church Men’s Club St. Patrick’s Day Meeting & Party scheduled for Tuesday, March 17,  has been cancelled.
  • The MGA Kickoff scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been cancelled.
Wednesday, March 18
  • Ageless Grace at the Coronado Fitness Center, scheduled for 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, has been canceled.
Thursday, March 19
  • The HSV Republican Women’s Thursday, March 19, meeting is cancelled.
  • The Golf Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been cancelled.
  • The World Tour of Wines: Chile scheduled for Thursday, March 19, has been rescheduled to May 14. Ticket holders will use their existing March tickets for the May 14 event.
  • Village Arts Council monthly meeting March 19 canceled.
Friday, March 20
  • Lions Bingo, scheduled for Friday, March 20, has been cancelled.
  • Arkansas Blood Institute Blood Drive scheduled for March 20 has been canceled.
  • CMP Marketing Sub Committee Meeting set for Friday, March 20, has been cancelled
Saturday, March 21
  • The Hot Springs Village Anglers/Basecamp Fishing Seminar scheduled for Saturday, March 21, has been canceled. Staff with work with the Anglers to reschedule the event, however, not date has been identified at this time.
Sunday, March 22
  • The Lifelong Learning Institute concert with Max T. Barnes scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Woodlands has been postponed.
Monday, March 23
  • Ladies of Sacred Heart Catholic Church Card Party, scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been postponed indefinitely.
  • The Crystal Chimes Chorus’ Fashion Show and Luncheon, originally scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been postponed.  It will, hopefully, be rescheduled for late June.  Ticket holders will be contacted with re-use or re-payment options for their tickets.
Tuesday, March 24
  • The Boomer’s Rock Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Coronado Community Center has been cancelled.
  • The HSV Audubon meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, has been cancelled.
Wednesday, March 25
  • The Coronado Community Fair set for March 25 has been postponed, it has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Set up will begin on May 19 from 4-8 p.m. or on May 20 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 26
  • The HSV Police Citizens Academy Class, scheduled for March 26, has been cancelled
Friday, March 27
  • The Crush Cancer Golf Sale, scheduled for March 27-28, has been postponed.
  • The Men’s Club Annual Fish Bake scheduled for Friday, March 27, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.
Saturday, March 28
  • Crush Cancer Golf Sale, scheduled for March 27-28, has been postponed.
Sunday, March 29
  • The Couples Golf Group “Meet & Greet” event at the Balboa Club on March 29 has been cancelled.
  • The Jubilation Jazz concert scheduled for Sunday, March 29, at Balboa Baptist Church has been cancelled.
  • The concert scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at the Presbyterian Kirk in the Pines has been postponed until further notice.
Monday, March 30
  • The lifeguard training class scheduled at the Coronado Fitness Center for March 30-April 3 will be rescheduled.
Tuesday, March 31
  • The Hot Springs Village Community Foundation has rescheduled its 15th annual benefit concert and pre-concert dinner, scheduled for March 31, to Oct. 1. All tickets purchased will be honored for this new date. the Hot Springs Village Recreation Department will process refunds for all requests made by March 27th to woodlandsaud@hsvpoa.org. For additional information or questions please contact Carolyn Bowers of the HSV Community Foundation at 501-915-8022.
Saturday, April 4
  • Ladies Day scheduled for Saturday, April 4, at the Village Church of Christ has been canceled.
Monday, April 6
  • The American History Club meeting scheduled for Monday, April 6, has been canceled.
Tuesday, April 7
  • The Ouachita Speaker Series featuring Steve “Wildman” Wilson, scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, has been canceled The Hot Springs Village Recreation Department will process refunds for ticket purchases.
Wednesday, April 8
  • The Desoto Women’s Club meeting, scheduled for April 8 is canceled.  The club will now have meetings on June 10 at the Diamonte Country Club.
Thursday, April 9
  • The HSV Razorback Club Spring Dinner scheduled 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Coronado Community Center has been cancelled.
  • The Public Services Committee workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 9, has been canceled.
  • The Men’s Cooking Club at scheduled for April 9 at Christ of the Hills Church is canceled.
Saturday, April 11
  • The Country Dance sponsored by the HSV Country Two Steppers that was scheduled on April 11 at the CCC has been canceled.
Tuesday, April 14
  • Let’s Talk event scheduled for April 14 has been canceled.
Wednesday, April 15
  • The Public Services Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, has been canceled.
Saturday, April 18
  • The Beboppers Dance scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been canceled.
Monday, April 20
  • HSV’s 50th Anniversary  Birthday Party (April 20, 4- 7 p.m.) at the Ponce de Leon Center is postponed until later in the year, due to the CoronaVirus situation.   A new date will be announced as soon as it is available.
Thursday, April 23
  • The Newcomers Meeting scheduled for April 23 has been canceled. The next Newcomers Meeting will be held May 21 at 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 26
  • The Kiwanis of Hot Spring Village has cancelled their presentation featuring the Hot Springs Concert Band on Sunday, April 26. The Hot Springs Village Recreation Department will process refunds for ticket purchases.
Tuesday, April 28
  • The USTA 70s and 80s tournament scheduled for April 28-May 3 at the CTC has been postponed.
Wednesday, April 29
  • The Jubilation Jazz concert scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, at Balboa Baptist Church has been cancelled.
Thursday, April 30
  • Arts in the Village on April 30 has been postponed until Sept. 24.
Sunday, May 10
  • The 6th Annual Champagne and Roses Mother’s Day Celebration on May 10 is cancelled. The Rotary Club of Hot Springs Village plans to continue this special tradition next year.
Tuesday, May 12
  • The Village Chorale has cancelled their May 12 concert at the Woodlands.
Friday, May 15
  • The Hot Springs Symphony Guild has cancelled the 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on May 16 at the Coronado Center.

 

Resources

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