These are unprecedented times for most of us here in YLP. 
With new announcements and restrictions occurring almost everyday, it is natural to feel anxious and scared. 
Fortunately, there are no known cases of coronavirus in our immediate area. 

YLOA General Manager Jonathan Penrose

However, since it is possible to be contagious without exhibiting symptoms, it is important that we are all diligent to minimize the potential of spreading the virus. 

Even if you are not worried for yourself or immediate family, many of our residents are at high risk due to age and/or compromised immune systems. 
While most who contract the virus will experience minor, non life threatening symptoms and will recover without medical intervention, the rate at which the contagion is spreading WILL overwhelm our medical facilities if we do not work together to slow the pace of infection. 
We urge everyone to strictly follow the directives of public health experts to protect themselves and others. 
1) maintain a social distance of 6 feet. 
2) wash your hands with soap and water
3) avoid touching your face
4) if you have a fever, dry cough or other symptoms of coronavirus, self-isolate and avoid contact with others. 
This is not a hoax and our personal choices and personal actions do have an impact on how this plays out. 
That said, we encourage PRUDENCE, NOT PANIC. This too, shall pass. 
In the meantime, outdoor exercise that is consistent with social distancing is allowed — even with the ‘shelter in place’ directive from the governor.
While we are constantly monitoring the situation, at this time (provided residents observe social distancing) the following amenities remain open:
1) Hiking Trails – including the lake trail. 
2) Golf Course – cart rentals not available. 
3) Tennis Courts
4) Rec Center – play ground closed and no social gatherings or team sports. 
5) Equestrian Center – for boarders only. 
While Blackhawk Lake is currently closed, the clubhouse lake is open for fishing and non-gas powered boats and kayaks. 
Our restaurants also remain open for takeout, but with a modified schedule. 
Fairway Cafe: Friday through Tuesday from 10 AM to 2 PM (closed Wednesday & Thursday) 
Blue Heron: Pre-Ordered ‘Family Meal’ available Wednesday through Sunday from 4 PM to 8 PM (closed Monday & Tuesday). Chef Dave is creating a special nightly meal – just call your order in 24 hours in advance. 
Yosemite Grill: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 PM to 8 PM (closed Monday & Tuesday). 
Alcohol is available for purchase with a food order. 
We are also carefully monitoring YLOA’s and YSPUC’s financial details.
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources of large utilities like PG&E, so HOA assessments and water bills are still due. 
However, if the current crisis is creating financial challenges for you, please contact our admin office and we will work with you to avoid late fees and interest charges. 
At the current time, our admin team is operating with reduced staff and we ask for your patience and understanding as we all adapt to these changing circumstances. 
While we don’t have control over these circumstances, we do have control over our attitudes. 
By being creative and optimistic, many of us have a unique opportunity to reconnect with family, resume a hobby (or start a new one), read a novel we’ve always meant to read or even just binge-watch our favorite TV series. 
This is a chance to revisit our purpose and priorities. 
It is also a chance to remember how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful place. 
In faith and hope of a better tomorrow, 
Jonathan Penrose
General Manager