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Notice of proposed changes
Posted on Oct 22nd, 2020
Important Notice to all Four Seasons Residents:
 
The Board of Directors is proposing revisions to the Community’s Architectural Guidelines and Rules & Regulations. . 
Click here for the proposed changes. 
 
Approval of these proposed changes will be discussed at the Open Session Board Meeting scheduled for:
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
 
Now Accepting 2020-2021 Club Applications
Posted on Sep 2nd, 2020
During these unprecedented times, we want to try to maintain a sense of normalcy at Four Seasons. With Club Renewals, our goal is to be prepared when Riverside County is off the County Monitoring List and the State Health Officer modifies the July 13, 2020 order, to authorize the re-opening of indoor operations. The Board will also consider the re-opening of indoor operations of The Lodge once the orders have been lifted and Riverside County is off of the monitoring list. The Board takes into consideration the safety of our residents, with being a 55+ community – this is the #1 concern and impacts their decisions.
 
Club Renewals
 
If you would like to continue having your club or would like to start a new club here at Four Seasons, renewal and new club packets are now available.
 
Click here for a renewal packet.
Click here for a new club packet.
 
Once the packet is complete return it to Amber Effinger, Activities Director, no later than October 13th, 2020 at 5:00 pm. All clubs must be approved by the Board of Directors prior to commencing operation and are not officially sanctioned without such Board approval. In order for your club to be reviewed/approved the following documents will be required:
  1. Club Reservation Application (Incomplete applications will not be considered for approval) 
  1. Club Roster with all pertinent membership information
Once approved, an additional email will be sent out requesting that a Social-Recreation Club Policy #23 Acknowledgement Form be signed and returned. Your Club Reservation approval is not final until the acknowledgement form is returned to The Lodge Front Desk.
 
We look forward to another great year of over 50+ clubs!
 
Important Information: Heatwave & SCE
Posted on Aug 17th, 2020
Southern California Edison
We are sharing information from SCE which may affect residents. Power outages are expected over the next few days due to excessive heat.

Try to conserve energy by turning off non-essential items that use electricity.
Wash late at night or early morning.
Keep refrigerator and freezers closed as much as possible.

Please stay in and keep cool!

A Message from SCE:
We need your help. Very hot weather is expected to continue for most of Southern California through Wednesday, causing stress on the power grid. Since this heatwave began, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued two statewide Stage 3 emergencies and directed SCE to reduce its electrical power load, including through rotating outages of customers.

Please help us conserve power during this heatwave, particularly from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., by turning your air conditioner up to at least 78°F, and turning off unnecessary appliances. Also, see below for a list of energy conservation tips and for a list of what SCE is doing to help.

If rotating outages are needed, you can see if your account will be impacted by visiting So Cal Edison's Website for updates. You can find your rotating outage block on your bill. Rotating outages typically last one hour or shorter, and are critical to preventing longer more widespread outages during system emergencies.

Together, our conservation reduces stress on the statewide power grid and helps minimize the need for CAISO rotating power outages.

Thank you for your help and please stay safe in the heat.

Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning affecting communities in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties through 10 p.m. Thursday. Residents are advised to prepare for potential highs forecast between 98 and 106 degrees. Go to weather.gov to view the 7-day forecast for Murrieta.

For tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses visit cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html
 
Lodge Update 8.17.20
Posted on Aug 17th, 2020
 
SIDEWALK REPAIRS

Wednesday, August 19th  
Certain areas of the sidewalks around
The Lodge will be repaired or replaced. 
Please use caution! Please be aware of crew,
equipment, and possible dust in the area.
 
ADDITIONAL DAYS COMING SOON!
Yes, you've read that right!  Starting Sunday, August 23, The Lodge Outside amenities will be open 7 days a week! The Lodge interior activities and amenities continue to be on hold until further notice. 
 
While we are hopeful to continue these hours, it is subject to change. Please know the health and safety of staff is a priority and if any issues arise, we may need to adjust hours or days accordingly. Associa Equity Management is monitoring staff, which includes daily temperature checks for employees. Please also keep in mind we are following County and State guidelines, which may mean further closure if cases increase.
 
 
Lodge Update 8.17.20-2
Posted on Aug 17th, 2020
Southern California Edison
We are sharing information from SCE which may affect residents. Power outages are expected over the next few days due to excessive heat.

Try to conserve energy by turning off non-essential items that use electricity.
Wash late at night or early morning.
Keep refrigerator and freezers closed as much as possible.
 
Please stay in and keep cool! 

A Message from SCE: 
 
We need your help. Very hot weather is expected to continue for most of Southern California through Wednesday, causing stress on the power grid. Since this heatwave began, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has issued two statewide Stage 3 emergencies and directed SCE to reduce its electrical power load, including through rotating outages of customers. 
Please help us conserve power during this heatwave, particularly from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., by turning your air conditioner up to at least 78°F, and turning off unnecessary appliances. Also, see below for a list of energy conservation tips and for a list of what SCE is doing to help.  

If rotating outages are needed, you can see if your account will be impacted by clicking here to visit So Cal Edison's Website for updates. You can find your rotating outage block on your bill.  Rotating outages typically last one hour or shorter, and are critical to preventing longer more widespread outages during system emergencies. 

Together, our conservation reduces stress on the statewide power grid and helps minimize the need for CAISO rotating power outages. 

Thank you for your help and please stay safe in the heat. 
 
Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning affecting communities in Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties through 10 p.m. Thursday. Residents are advised to prepare for potential highs forecast between 98 and 106 degrees. 
 
COVID-19 UPDATE 7.22.20
Posted on Jul 22nd, 2020
COVID-19 Update 
Dear Four Seasons Community,

With the health and safety of all our residents and staff in mind, we are continuing to provide weekly updates as information becomes available. 

As of 7/21/20:
29,983 individuals in Riverside County have tested positive for COVID19 (an increase of 3,502 from a week ago)
588 deaths in Riverside County (an increase of 35 from last week)
586 confirmed cases and 12 deaths in Murrieta (an increase of 71 from a week ago)
539 confirmed cases and 2 deaths in Temecula (increased by 81 from a week ago)

Residents are strongly encouraged to not participate in social events, such as attending events anywhere other than within your own household, as it is a responsibility to everyone in the community. 

We request residents who use The Lodge facilities and test positive, to please notify the General Manager in writing as soon as possible. Names or personal information are not disclosed unless authorized directly by the individual. Additionally, it would be our hope that those who test positive would self-quarantine, and not come to The Lodge. We feel it is critical to our 55+ high-risk community to inform residents who may use the Four Season's amenities.  Therefore, if you use The Lodge facilities and have tested positive, we urge you to please notify the General Manager in writing, KC Steines, at ksteines@equitymgt.com.

We must all do our part!
Wear face mask in public – required in Riverside County
Social distance/ No Mixing – stay apart 6 feet or more
Wash your hands frequently  or use hand sanitizer
Follow County and State guidelines – stay informed
Stay Home!

 The California Department of Public Health finds the following: 
Gyms/ health clubs should be closed. 
All gatherings should be postponed or cancelled. A “gathering” is any event or convening that brings together people in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, large conference room, meeting hall, or any other indoor or outdoor space. This applies to all non-essential social and community gatherings. 
The timely implementation of aggressive strategies that create social distance and those that reduce close contact of people not regularly together, including limiting gatherings, has proven effective in prior pandemics at delaying rates of transmission and reducing illness and death. 

https://rivcoph.org/coronavirus
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx

If you feel you may have had exposure and are concerned, you may wish to be tested. 
 
Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time.
The Board of Directors and Management
 
Lodge Update 7.20.20
Posted on Jul 20th, 2020
Lodge Updates
MOBILE LIBRARY
 
Great news! The Four Seasons Mobile Library is arriving on August 11th. We invite you to enjoy the "mobile Library" experience, there will be a 3-tiered cart at the outside entrance to The Lodge where you can borrow books. The 2-tiered cart will be for book return. The books will available the days The Lodge is open. Please make sure you read the draft "mobile library"rules by clicking here. 

A member of the Friends of the Library Club will be replenishing the books every few days. At this time we are not accepting donations and book requests. Also, access to The Lodge Library is not available at this time. We look forward to seeing you check out the "mobile library".
 

ADDITIONAL LODGE DAY
 
We have had requests to further open The Lodge on additional days. We are taking this into consideration, and would like to share information as we continue to sort out details. 

We have recently welcomed a new part-time Recreation Assistant, Lisa Frizelle to our team. Lisa is completing her training and will soon be able to be on her own, as she is almost up-to-speed. With this in mind, we had expected to be able to open an additional day. However, we were just informed one of our other staff members, Isaac Guerrero, will soon be leaving us.  We knew it was inevitable once he received his degree, and is moving on to a full time position elsewhere. Although we will surely miss him, we wish him much success in his career!

We are working on adding staff and had a set back with Isaac's leaving. We have been conducting interviews for Isaac’s replacement and have extended an offer to someone. We are now waiting for the background check to be complete and approved before we can get them on board with beginning training.
 
We anticipate being able to open The Lodge on Sundays, beginning August 23. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

The Board of Directors and Management. 
 
COVID-19 UPDATE 7.15.20
Posted on Jul 15th, 2020
Dear Four Seasons Community,

With the health and safety of all our residents and staff in mind, we are continuing to provide updates as information becomes available. 

As of 7/14/20:
26,481 individuals in Riverside County have tested positive for COVID19
553 deaths in Riverside County
515 confirmed cases and 11 deaths in Murrieta
458 confirmed cases and 1 death in Temecula

Residents are strongly encouraged to not participate in social events, such as attending events anywhere other than within your own household, as it is a responsibility to everyone in the community. 

We request residents who use The Lodge facilities and test positive, to please notify the General Manager in writing as soon as possible. Names or personal information are not disclosed unless authorized directly by the individual. Additionally, it would be our hope that those who test positive would self-quarantine, and not come to The Lodge. We feel it is critical to our 55+ high-risk community to inform residents who may use the Four Season's amenities.  Therefore, if you use The Lodge facilities and have tested positive, we urge you to please notify the General Manager in writing, KC Steines, at ksteines@equitymgt.com.
We must all do our part!
Wear face mask in public – required in Riverside County
Social distance – 6 feet or more
Wash your hands frequently  or use hand sanitizer
Follow County and State guidelines – stay informed
Stay Home!

https://rivcoph.org/coronavirus
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx


If you feel you may have had exposure and are concerned, you may wish to be tested. 
 
Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time.
The Board of Directors and Management
 
COVID-19 UPDATE 7.8.20
Posted on Jul 8th, 2020
Dear Four Seasons Community,

With the health and safety of all our residents and staff in mind, we are continuing to provide weekly updates as information becomes available. 

We request residents who use The Lodge facilities and test positive, to please notify the General Manager in writing as soon as possible. Names or personal information are not disclosed unless authorized directly by the individual. Additionally, it would be our hope that those who test positive would self-quarantine, and not come to The Lodge. We feel it is critical to our 55+ high-risk community to inform residents who may use the Four Season's amenities.  Therefore, if you use The Lodge facilities and have tested positive, we urge you to please notify the General Manager in writing, KC Steines, at ksteines@equitymgt.com.

Here is the latest information we know:
June 26, we were notified directly by a resident informing us they had tested positive for COVID-19 and that the resident had been to The Lodge in the afternoons of June 5, June 8, and June 9. The resident had been in self-quarantine. The spouse of the individual tested positive shortly after, and has not been to The Lodge.
July 1, one additional resident informed us they have tested positive. They had last been to The Lodge on June 6. We are not aware if their spouse has tested positive or not, and they were last at The Lodge on June 13.
We were informed by two other residents they tested positive, however, they have not been to The Lodge since we have reopened.
Please keep in mind, there may be additional cases in our community that have not notified us in writing to confirm.

We must all do our part!
Wear face mask in public – it is now required in Riverside County
Social distance – 6 feet or more
Wash your hands frequently  or use hand sanitizer
Follow County and State guidelines – stay informed
Stay Home

Residents are strongly encouraged to not participate in social events, such as attending events anywhere other than within your own household, as a responsibility to everyone in the community. 

As of July 7, 2020 there are:
21,101 confirmed positive cases in Riverside County and 506 deaths
518 currently hospitalized in Riverside County; 130 in ICU
345 positive cases in Temecula and no deaths
376 positive cases in Murrieta and 10 deaths

https://rivcoph.org/coronavirus
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/COVID19CountyMonitoringOverview.aspx

Please do your part and keep distance with the workers from Match Point who are working on site to resurface the courts. 
 
If you feel you may have had exposure and are concerned, you may wish to be tested. 
 
Thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time.
The Board of Directors and Management
 
The Lodge reopening update
Posted on May 1st, 2020
Dear Four Seasons Community,

As you are aware, the Lodge has been closed since March 19, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board had voted unanimously in an Open Meeting to close The Lodge and grounds through at least May 1, 2020.

It was our hope to be able to re-open the Lodge today. However, per Governor Newsom’s “stay-at-home” order which has been put in place, we are unable to open The Lodge and grounds until further notice. At this time, we do not have a date. It is important to consider the safety of our residents, with being a 55+ community – this is the #1 concern and impacts our decisions. We certainly do not want to rush into opening without being fully prepared. The Board and Management continue to monitor CDC and government guidelines to determine when The Lodge can safely reopen for all to enjoy.

The Board and management will continue to communicate with you through the 4seasonsmurrieta.com website, Weekly Windup, and email blasts. Please share this information with your neighbors. Anyone who is not currently receiving email from us, can contact The Lodge to get their email added to our distribution list. Staff will be available via email and telephone only. Telephone hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am-noon, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm.

Email: 4seasonsfrontdesk@gmail.com
Phone: 951-461-0072

Stay Safe! Stay Informed!
 
 
COVID 19 Update and Lodge Closure
Posted on Mar 16th, 2020
Dear Four Seasons Community,
 
As I am sure you are aware:
•    January 31, 2020  The Secretary of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency due to the coronavirus.
•    March 4, Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency in California. 
•    On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the COVID-19 outbreak can be characterized as a pandemic. 
•    On March 13, President Trump declared that the Covid-19 outbreak in the U.S. constitutes a national emergency backdated to March 1.
•    March 15, CDC urged a halt to gatherings of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks. 
•    March 15, Gov. Newsom urged people 65 and older, and those with chronic health problems to isolate themselves from others.
 
As a result, the Board after consulting with management has voted unanimously in a Special Executive Session to close the Lodge and grounds effective Wed., March 18 at 10:00 PM through at least May 1, 2020.
 
During this time the Lodge business will still be in operation; staff will be onsite and vendors will be onsite maintaining the building, pool, and grounds. We encourage homeowner business with the Lodge to continue via email or phone. The staff during this time plans to work Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
 
The Board and management will continue to communicate with you through the 4seasonsmurrieta.com website, Weekly Windup, and email blasts. Please share this information with your neighbors. Anyone who is not currently receiving email from us, can contact the Lodge to get their email added to our distribution list. 
 
Additional notes:
•    The Movie scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 is cancelled.
•    The Spring Brunch is cancelled. If you paid by check, the check has been voided and shredded. If you paid by credit card, the amount will be refunded to your card. 
•    April Committee meetings and Board meetings will be held through teleconferencing we are setting up now. 
•    All food in the refrigerators will be thrown out on Thursday.
•    Homeowner fobs will be deactivated temporarily until the Lodge reopens.
•    The April newsletter will be distributed online only and posted on the website. 
 
Thank you for your support and cooperation at this unusual time.
 
Regards,
Nancy Ahern 
Board President 
n.ahernFS@gmail.com
 
P.S. You may have received multiple copies of this email. We have sent this important notice to a variety of our distribution lists in an effort to make sure we reached everyone.