BCA Reopening Plan for Phase One
Brambleton Community Association will begin reopening facilities and amenities once Loudoun County enters Phase One (projected date: Friday, May 29th). BCA will open the following facilities and amenities for owners and residents to use at their own risk:
- Basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts
- Creighton West Dog Park
- All BCA parks and trails
- Groups at all of these facilities/amenities may not exceed 10 people and must practice proper social distancing.
The following facilities, amenities, and services will remain closed
during Phase One:
- Pools (will not be pen for Memorial Day weekend)
- Playgrounds and tot lots
- Clubhouse rentals
- BCA Management Office walk-ins and appointments
- Notary services
As COVID-19 is still a threat, we are all “safer at home”, especially those who are at higher risk of severe illness. Please stay at home as much as possible to protect yourself, your family, and your community. Preventive measures will remain in place as we enter into Phases One and Two.Practice Social Distancing
Wash Your Hands Frequently to Limit the Spread of Germs
- If you have to go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Do not gather in groups. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
- Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces.
Wear Cloth Face Coverings in the Community
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, rubbing your hands together for at least 30 seconds until they are dry. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
- Clean your hands often, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Clean and Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces
- The most important way to protect others and yourself from getting COVID-19 is by staying home as much as possible and staying at least 6 feet apart from others when you go out in public places.
- You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. Wear a cloth face covering when you are in public places, such as the grocery store, where it may be difficult to keep at least 6 feet apart from others.
- Face coverings are not needed for going outside by yourself to take a walk, work in your garden, etc.
- Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unable to remove the mask without help.
Know the Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
- Frequently touched surfaces include phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, cabinet handles, etc.
- Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.
- Other options are to use diluted household bleach solutions if appropriate for the surface by mixing 5 tablespoons (1/3 cup) bleach per gallon of water, or simply use soap and water or an alcohol solution with at least 60% alcohol. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleaner.
If you are sick – even just a little bit sick – stay home and separate yourself to prevent spreading illness to others. The virus is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Therefore, it spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (about 6 feet) or by touching a surface or object where these droplets have landed. Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing any signs or symptoms.
People with COVID-19 usually have mild to severe respiratory illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
Not everyone with COVID-19 will have all symptoms and fever might not be present.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs may include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, or bluish lips or face.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Notify the operator that you have or might have COVID-19. If possible, put on a face covering before medical help arrives.
Source: Virginia Department of Health (https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/prevention-tips/)