LCS to open Ajijic campus September 21
Re-opening and programs to occur in phases. Only members, classes participants and those purchasing a Day Pass will be allowed to enter in Phase One. Cafeteria to remain closed, while awaiting a new operator
LCS was closed since march by the coronavirus pandemic.
Patrick O’Heffernan (Ajijic, Jal).- The Lake Chapala Society board voted at a special meeting Thursday morning to start re-opening the Ajijic campus on September 21 in phases as outlined in the Re-opening plan presented at the Annual General Meeting last week.
Phase One of the re-opening will include the office (membership and services desks), the Library and grounds, including the ATM. Only members, & registered class attendendees will be admitted, although others can purchase a $40 one-day pass. The Front main gate and the Lakeside gates will be open and those wishing to enter must wear a mask and pass a temperature test; masks will be required in the campus at all times and social distancing will be maintained.
Classes normally conducted at the Wilkes Center will be moved to outdoor spaces on the campus in earlier phases of the re-opening. The Café will not reopen as the operator cannot afford to return, however other vendors have expressed interest and a new vendor may be found for opening at a later date.
Activities and classes that can be conducted safety outdoors with a limited number of people (15 or fewer) will be restarted depending on availability of volunteers and participants. A list of activities restarting in Phase One will be published when details are available. Those attending exercise classes will be required to bring their mats and equipment and no sharing will be allowed.
Members will not be allowed in the Library; rather they will send a book list by email (or provide a list at the door), volunteers pull the book(s) and members can pick them up at the library door. Returns will go into a drop box outside library.
Members will see some changes on campus in Phase One, such as sneeze guards, outdoor seating with only 2 chairs per table and wide spacing of tables, an additional restroom, a roof over the Mural Bodegas and new signs throughout campus about Covid Protocols.