By Bill Fraser-Harris Recreation Commission & Nicole Conley recreation director
Great news! As I write this I am listening to Governor Scott’s address, and in Vermont it is still looking like our policies and actions are continuing to positively impact our COVID-19 data. With this in mind the Selectboard has approved the reopening of the beach with some health and safety contingencies.
First, we will be selling season and day passes online via charlotterec.com. Please do everything you can to purchase your pass online and print a receipt for entry. We will have change at the beach, but exact change is preferred. This process will limit exposure between our beach “ambassadors” and you.
The bathrooms will open with the beach and be cleaned at least three times a day, but please consider your own health and safety, bring a personal hand sanitizer and remember to wash your hands.
The playground will open as soon as we can provide several effective hand-sanitizer stations. If anyone has a design that could be mounted in several locations and refilled, please let me know.
Other facilities already open will remain so, but the dock and floats will not be put out until our new processes are established and group gathering sizes are increased by the State. The wooden picnic tables will return ASAP, but remember to bring your own chairs and preparations for your own picnic until they do.
We are expecting a very busy summer at the beach and we need your help with feedback and input. If you have any extra hand sanitizer, bleach, or nitrile gloves you might be able to spare, please be in touch.
Beach events are presently on hold but let’s enjoy a fantastic summer of smiles at the beach.