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The Coronavirus Pandemic
Specifics That Apply To PPYC

 


This page is "where it's at" in terms of the Coronavirus pandemic and how activity restrictions in Davidson County relate specifically to Percy Priest Yacht Club. When our leadership becomes aware of new developments -- or feels a need to implement policies of our own that are specific to our Club -- they will show up here immediately.
To see the PPYC COVID-19 Policy approved by the Board 7/13/20, click here: PPYC COVID-19 Policy


Status Summary
  • All PPYC activities through August are marked CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. As activities are resumed, all will be subject to the PPYC COVID-19 Policy. The Club Boat Program resumed operation July 18th subject to certain restrictions related to cleaning and sanitizing the boats. Specific details on this program were  provided in an email to Club Boat Program participants. See Kathy’s Commodore’s Corner articles in recent Newsletters for more information on all of this.
  • HCSM is open. Office hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm. Clubhouse and restrooms are also open, and will be available during office hours. Staff will allow limited numbers of individuals in the building at a given time, and those entering will be screened and required to wear a mask. Riverfront Dockage reservations are not availalbe at this time. See important update below, posted 5/29/20.
  • Main gate and dock area ingress/egress procedures are normal [no changes.]
  • We all need to practice Social Distancing And Personal Cleanliness Guidelines at the marina just as we should everywhere else.!
[Details in Latest Updates below]



Latest Updates
In Descending Order (Most Recent First)

7/13/20 10:50pm

At its July 13th meeting, the Board approved the policy mentioned by Kathy in her Commodore’s Corner article in our July 10 Newsletter. All activities that we resume are subject to that policy, which you can view at this link: PPYC COVID-19 Policy — Final 7/16/20.

7/10/20 4:20pm

See Kathy’s Commodore’s Corner article in our July 10 Newsletter for a detailed description of our current operational status and outlook. She and the rest of our Board 
are monitoring this situation very closely and will resume our programs and activities as soon as Metro requirements allow, and it is safe to do so. We are also writing a Policy providing the details for complying with Metro requirements and will be sharing that with you once it is final.

6/26/20 11:00am

Russell Lackey sent Kathy and our Board a comprehensive email on June 20th, outlining specific requirements with which we must comply to resume our activities. Our Board and others in club leadership are in dialog now to ensure that our plan for compliance meets Metro's expectations. Updates as to our operational status will be posted here immediately, so keep checking here for the latest information.

5/29/20 12:30pm

Russell Lackey, the Metro Manager whose responsibilities include HCSM, issued an email on May 26 outlining current plans for Phase 2 reopening and other important information for boat owners (slip fee renewals -- timing and process.) Our Board is reviewing this information, and at its June 1 meeting will make any decisions this new information enables. We will post information about any decisions on this page, so please check it regularly. The full text of Russell's email can be accessed by clicking this link: Lackey Email 2020-05-26.

5/24/20 3:30pm

We received notice today that the marina office will reopen Wednesday May 27. Hours will be 10am - 6:00pm Tuesday - Saturday. The marina clubhouse and restrooms will also reopen, and will be available during office hours. Riverfront Dockage reservations are not availalbe at this time.

5/11/20 10:00pm


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has suspended permits for all public water activities through June 15. 
All PPYC activities through June 15 are CANCELLED. Activities after June 15 and all July activities are marked “TENTATIVE - Will Re-Evaluate June 1.” This also extends suspension of all Club Boat use through at least June 15.

5/2/20 2:30pm


We have learned that because of a permit issue, we can’t make the Club Boats available at all through at least May 8. Our permit to conduct operations at a facility under the jurisdiction of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is on suspension as a part of the Coronavirus restrictions in place, and the Club Boat Program operates under the auspices of our Club. So we have placed an administrative hold on both boats with a note indicating “Unavailable through at least May 8 [Metro restrictions.]”

4/30/20 11:00am

Nashville’s Safer-at-Home directive was extended to May 8 at the Mayor's 4/30 press conference. Metro Parks has started to develop operational plans and will be communicating those plans with HCSM leadership in the near future. As they work towards reopening, we should expect limitations to continue at this facility as well as limited access within the facility during the start of the early phases.

4/24/20 11:00am

On April 23, Mayor Cooper announced a four-phase plan for reopening the Nashville area. As both the State and Metro plans have clearly stated and repeated often, getting back to some semblance of normalcy will be neither a smooth nor a fast process unless everything in every phase follows the best possible course. They as well as our National leaders seem to all recognize the challenge they face — trying to strike the best balance between minimizing what will ultimately be the overall net damage to our way of life caused by the pandemic’s health-related effects and minimizing what will ultimately be the overall net damage caused by the economic impacts of closing down most of our commercial activity. That is why the pace of plans at all three levels is “data driven” rather than “date driven.” That is why we, too, are being cautious in making decisions about cancelling, temporarily marking “tentative,” or rescheduling our events and activities.

Our Board is actively reviewing this plan, and will develop a PPYC-specific plan as soon as possible. We will provide updates through our Newsletters and through special mailings when needed. As always, accessing this page will be the best way to obtain up-to-the-minute information on our status.

4/6/20 11:00pm

All PPYC activities through May 31 have been CANCELLED. Activities in June and July are marked — “TENTATIVE - Will Re-Evaluate May 4”. These changes were necessary to strike a reasonable balance between current and anticipated governmental restrictions and the amount of lead time required to plan our events.

4/3/20 4:15pm

HCSM has extended its closure through April 24, and the US Army Corps of Engineers has revoked all marine permits through May 15, both noting that these dates could be modified. Neither of these restrictions changes our previously-announced cancellations and restrictions [all of which are listed below.] We will continue posting updates here as soon as we learn of changes in policies that affect ours. Also not affected are our previously announced guidelines about boat access and use, but please note that the extension of HCSM’s closure through April 24 also extends lack of bathroom access through that date. The dock water system should be accessible for marina customers this afternoon, and the problem with a few of the electrical outlets should also be fixed. 

Keep in mind that we should all practice social distancing and personal cleanliness guidelines at the marina just as we should everywhere else. When at the marina the exposure risks are no different than they are in other places — e.g., solid surfaces touched by others: gate handle to the dock, handrail on the bridge leading to the dock, door handle on the exterior of your car door, steering wheel, gas pump. Each person must consider the risks encountered in light of enjoyment realized in an outing and make his/her own informed decision.

3/31/20- 7:30pm

We have decided to conduct our monthly Board meetings via teleconference until further notice. As usual, members may send requests for actions to be taken at these meetings or to attend them. During this time, requests for attendance will require some preliminary work to ensure that the member can access the videoconference. Requests for attendance should be sent to Kathy Ware, our Commodore at Commodore@ppyc.org.

3/29/20-  4:20pm

As previously announced, all PPYC events are postponed through May 15th and will be re-evaluated closer to that time.

The HCSM office is closed through April 6th and will be re-evaluated at that time. There is electricity on the docks but no water until a future determination is made (note, the first couple of slips on Pier 1 are without power).

HCSM docks are open to Boat Owners, but bathrooms are closed until the park re-opens. The Park entrance gate access/egress has not changed -- closes at 8pm for the evening until first light (you can get OUT at any time by pulling up close to the gate in your car, but you cannot get IN during the nightly closure period without entering the gate code).

3/25/20-10:50am

We have expanded the list of previously-announced cancellations to include cancellation of all planned club-sponsored activities on our Events Calendar through May 15. Also, please be aware that Hamilton Creek Park is closed, which means that the restroom facilities at the clubhouse are not available.


Social Distancing And Personal Cleanliness Guidelines

Keep in mind that we should all practice social distancing and personal cleanliness guidelines at the marina just as we should everywhere else. When at the marina the exposure risks are no different than they are in other places — e.g., solid surfaces touched by others: gate handle to the dock, handrail on the bridge leading to the dock, door handle on the exterior of your car door, steering wheel, gas pump. Each person must consider the risks encountered in light of enjoyment realized in an outing and make his/her own informed decision. Click here for CDC recommendations: CDC Guidelines.