The Water's Edge Covid-19 Precautions

UPDATED JUNE 29:

Phase Three Reopening

We are pleased to announce that we have made a change to The Water’s Edge Country Club’s Rules & Regulations in response to your support of the Club during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, to-go food orders will count toward member food minimums indefinitely. We would like to thank all our members for your loyal patronage of the Club dining operation.

That said, the Virginia Governor’s “Safer At Home: Phase Three” mandates for continued social distancing require us to continue most of our operations as they have been under Phase Two, as outlined below:

INDOOR DINING & PATIO DINING

Our indoor dining remains open with limited seating in compliance with Phase Three guidelines.  Limited patio dining will still be available. Reservations required. When making reservations, please let us know if you would like an indoor or outdoor table; please note that if our indoor tables are full and you have chosen outdoor dining, we will not be able to accommodate your table inside if there is inclement weather. Late changes to your reservation (additional guest, etc.) may be difficult for us to accommodate due to our limited seating availability.

Phase Three Guidelines require us to ask you to perform a health assessment before entering the Club. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the Club.

Lunch:
Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended in order to help us adhere to the state guidelines. Tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have not made reservations. The last seating for lunch is at 3 p.m. 

Dinner:
Tuesday through Saturday, we are open to indoor and outdoor diners for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations are mandatory in order for us to adhere to the state guidelines.

CURBSIDE PICKUP hours are still in effect:

Tuesday through Saturday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner menu from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Sunday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To-go orders now count toward your food minimum indefinitely as a member benefit.

LUNCH MENU
DINNER MENU

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

We thoroughly sanitize tables during each table turnover, and we sanitize frequently contacted surfaces hourly. All waitstaff wear masks to protect themselves and our patrons.

POOL UPDATE

The Safer At Home: Phase Three Guidelines allow outdoor swimming pools to be open beginning Wednesday, July 1, at up to 75% occupancy, provided 10 feet of physical distance may be maintained between patrons not of the same household. Free swim is allowed. The diving area is open; however, it is limited to one diver in the deep end of the pool at a time. Towels cannot be provided; please bring your own towel. Sunbathers are allowed with at least 10 feet of spacing between persons who are not members of the same household. Please do not relocate tables at the pool, as the spacing of the tables are positioned to remain compliant during Phase Three.

 

Phase Three Guidelines require us to ask you to perform a health assessment and sign a waiver before signing into the pool area. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the pool area.

Pool hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snack Shack will remain closed until further notice.

EXERCISE FACILITY

Our exercise facility reopened on a limited basis to members on June 16. Please visit our Gym Access Calendar to sign up for hour-long time slots.

We will update our policies as soon as we have new guidance from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please bear with us as we get new information and roll out new operating procedures during this time of continuous change.

Ronald L. Willard II
Vice President
The Willard Companies

UPDATED JUNE 11:

Club Opening Fitness Center with Limited Access Tuesday, June 16

We are excited to announce that we will be reopening our Fitness Center to members starting Tuesday, June 16. Due to the restrictions in place for Phase Two guidelines, we can only allow access to the Fitness Center to a limited number of members. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we feel it is best to concentrate on member-only access at this time.

 
We will be allowing members to sign up for Fitness Center access with the following restrictions:

  • There will be 1-hour time slots available with a 3-member maximum. After each hour-long slot, we will clean and sanitize the Fitness Center for 30 minutes.

  • In order for us to manage access to the Fitness Center, members must sign up for Fitness Center usage at least 72 hours in advance.

  • Upon arrival each time you use the facility, members will be required to sign a waiver before we can provide access.

  • The Fitness Center will be locked at all times to ensure continued sanitation of the facility. You will be required to check in with a staff member before entering the Fitness Center.

  • A link has been added to the member section of our Club website titled “Gym Access.”  The direct link is https://www.thewatersedgecc.com/gym-access-calendar.

  • If you are unable to access the webpage, you may also call the club directly at 540.576.1556 to schedule a time.

  • Please review this link for information regarding Phase Two Guidelines. The portion regarding gym facilities begins on Page 20.  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Virginia-Forward-Phase-Two-Guidelines.pdf

UPDATED JUNE 4:

Club Open for Indoor Dining & Pool Available for Exercise

We are pleased to announce that our club restaurant will reopen to limited indoor diners on Friday, June 5, under the Virginia Governor’s “Safer At Home: Phase Two” mandates. We will be adhering to the governor’s mandatory requirements, as outlined below:

INDOOR DINING & PATIO DINING

We are reopening our indoor dining with limited seating in compliance with Phase Two guidelines, effective Friday, June 5. Limited patio dining will still be available. Reservations required. When making reservations, please let us know if you would like an indoor or outdoor table; please note that if our indoor tables are full and you have chosen outdoor dining, we will not be able to accommodate your table inside if there is inclement weather. Late changes to your reservation (additional guest, etc.) may be difficult for us to accommodate due to our limited seating availability.

Phase Two Guidelines require us to ask you to perform a health assessment before entering the Club. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the Club.

Lunch:
Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended in order to help us adhere to the state guidelines. Tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have not made reservations. The last seating for lunch will be at 3 p.m. 

Dinner:
Tuesday through Saturday, we will be open to indoor and outdoor diners for dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations are mandatory in order for us to adhere to the state guidelines.

CURBSIDE PICKUP hours are still in effect:

Tuesday through Saturday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner menu from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Sunday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To-go orders will still count towards your food minimum.

LUNCH MENU
DINNER MENU
 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

We will thoroughly sanitize tables during each table turnover, and we will sanitize frequently contacted surfaces hourly. All waitstaff will wear masks to protect themselves and our patrons.

POOL UPDATE

The Safer At Home: Phase Two Guidelines allow outdoor swimming pools to be open for lap swimming, diving, exercise and instruction only, beginning Friday, June 5. Lap swimming is limited to three persons per lane, with 10 feet of physical distance per swimmer. The Water's Edge pool has 6 lanes, so we can only allow 18 lap swimmers in the pool area at a time. Diving area will be open, but will be limited to one person in the deep end at a time. Towels cannot be provided; please bring your own towel. Sunbathers are allowed with at least 10 feet of spacing between persons who are not members of the same household.

Phase Two Guidelines require us to ask you to perform a health assessment and sign a waiver before signing into the pool area. No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the pool area.

Pool hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snack Shack will remain closed until further notice.

EXERCISE FACILITY

The exercise facility is unable to reopen at this time and remain compliant with the guidelines.

We will update our policies as soon as we have new guidance from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please bear with us as we get new information and roll out new operating procedures during this time of continuous change.

Ronald L. Willard II

Vice President
The Willard Companies

 

UPDATED MAY 14, 2020: 
REOPENING OF OUTDOOR DINING MAY 15

POOL OPEN ON LIMITED BASIS TO LAP SWIMMERS MAY 23

We are pleased to announce that our club restaurant will reopen to outdoor diners only on Friday, May 15, under the Virginia Governor’s “Safer At Home: Phase One” mandates. We will be adhering to the governor’s mandatory requirements, as outlined below:

PATIO DINING
Lunch:
 Weather permitting, Tuesday through Sunday, we will be open to outdoor diners for lunch. We have 9 tables seating 4 members each. We may be able to rearrange, if necessary, to accommodate a maximum of 6 members per table. Reservations are recommended in order to help us adhere to the state guidelines. Tables will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for those who have not made reservations. The last seating for lunch will be at 3 p.m. 

Dinner: Weather permitting, Tuesday through Saturday, we will be open to outdoor diners for dinner for two seating times: 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. We have 9 tables seating 4 members each. We may be able to rearrange, if necessary, to accommodate a maximum of 6 members per table. Reservations are mandatory in order for us to adhere to the state guidelines.

CURBSIDE PICKUP hours are still in effect:
Tuesday through Saturday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner menu from 4 to 7 p.m. 
Sunday: Lunch menu from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As a reminder, to-go orders will apply toward monthly minimums until further notice.

LUNCH MENU
DINNER MENU

Safety Precautions:
Reopening protocols recommend that restaurants have separate entrances and exits. Under this guidance, we ask our members to enter through the front of the clubhouse. When leaving our patios, please utilize the outside exit. In case of inclement weather, we are not permitted to accept indoor seatings at this time. If someone in your group has physical limitations regarding stairs, please let us know when making your reservation.

We will thoroughly sanitize tables during each table turnover, and we will sanitize frequently contacted surfaces hourly. All waitstaff will wear masks to protect themselves and our patrons. Outdoor seating will be restricted to outdoor diners only. We will utilize plastic or disposable beverage cups and individually portioned condiments in order to remain non-contact service.

Pool Update: 
We are moving forward with our regular opening date of Saturday, May 23, on Memorial Day weekend. Pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Currently, Governor Northam’s Executive Order #61 states, “Outdoor swimming pools may be open for lap swimming only and must be limited to one person per lane.” The Water's Edge pool has 5 lanes, so we can only allow 5 lap swimmers in the pool area at a time. Towels cannot be provided; please bring your own towel. We are hoping that mandates will change before we reach this date.

The exercise facility is unable to reopen at this time under the governor’s order.

We will update our policies as soon as we have new guidance from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please bear with us as we get new information and roll out new operating procedures during this time of continuous change.

Ronald L. Willard II
Vice President
The Willard Companies

UPDATED MARCH 31, 2020: 

 

We’d like to thank our members for your gracious support of the Club while we make our best effort at serving you during this unprecedented time. If you have been away for the winter and are returning from another area of the country, especially one that has been heavily impacted by Covid-19, we must strongly advise that you self-monitor and avoid contact with others for two weeks as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Please know that we are grateful for your membership and that we respect your place in our community, and that our main priority is doing our part to keep everyone in our community safe and healthy.
 
Effective April 1, the doors to the Main Office will be closed to the public, as we have many staff members who are teleworking. A dropbox is available at the door for member payments, and you can still make appointments with Member Services Director Ruth Rice by calling 540-721-5288, extension 111, or emailing rrice@thewillardcompanies.com.

stay-at-home order issued Monday, March 30, 2020, by Governor Ralph Northam states that people should only leave their homes to obtain food, supplies or medical care, or for exercise. During Northam’s news conference, a reporter asked him if golf is considered exercise. His answer was yes.
 
Golf allows physical activity with the added bonus – in these strange times of social distancing – of permitting ample space between players.
 
Under this guidance, The Water’s Edge Country Club golf course will remain open to members as much as possible to enable you to get outside in nature, de-stress, and enjoy the game of golf. Following are the details of our current operations as the Club, as allowed by the government of the Commonwealth of Virginia.


FOOD SERVICE:
Dining is only available to-go, for curbside pickup, and to golfers on the course. We are now open on Tuesdays until 7 p.m. As a reminder, to-go orders will apply toward monthly minimums until further notice.

Hours for to-go orders will be the following until further notice:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

LUNCH MENU

DINNER MENU

 

GOLF DIVISION:
The Golf Range and Course remain open until further notice, adhering to the requirements of social distancing.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Carts hold a maximum of two riders. We have relaxed the rule requiring folks to double up in carts, so you can request one person per cart. Carts are disinfected after each use. Golfers are naturally spaced apart as you work your way down the course.
 
We ask that golfers throw away your scorecards and pencils after your round. We have removed all bunker rakes, ball washers, water coolers, divot repair boxes and trash cans, so you should be able to play a round of golf without touching anything besides your clubs and cart.
 
Our Golf staff is staging carts at a safe distance apart and is disinfecting carts after every use. Carts will be available to single riders, and couples may share a cart. The requirement to use carts before 2 p.m. is waived until further notice, and the walking trail fee is also waived until further notice.

We encourage you to call ahead for tee times to help us plan for each day.


FITNESS CENTER:
The fitness center is closed until further notice effective March 24, 2020.


EQUESTRIAN CENTER:
The Equestrian Center remains open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


TENNIS/PICKLEBALL:
The courts remain open for use, with check-in as usual at the Pro Shop. Please keep a respectful distance of other players.


Thank you for your support and understanding of our policies. Please do not go out unnecessarily, but know that our course is here for your physical health and mental well-being. Stay aware of your surroundings and actions to keep yourself safe when you need to venture out. 
 
Ronald L. Willard II
Vice President
The Willard Companies