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Uptick in Numbers for 31411

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases for Skidaway Island is 346 positive test results. This is an increase of five cases since last week's report.

The Association will be reporting the number of cases in the 31411 zip code (includes all of Skidaway Island) each Friday in E-news. If you would like to monitor the data more frequently, please go to the Health District website (https://covid19.gachd.org/covid-19-cases-by-zip-code/).

The Village Walk Pharmacy will offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all patients 16 years and older beginning Monday, March 29. Patients 16 to 18 years old will require a signed parent consent form. 

To schedule your appointment, please visit villagewalkpharmacy.com. Vaccinations will be administered at the old Hallmark Store across from the Pharmacy. 

Courtesy of the Club Car Championship

The Club Car Championship formerly known as the Savannah Golf Championship is going on now at The Landings in Deer Creek through March 29.

By Rick Cunningham

As in past years, the cameras at Schooner Cove are streaming live through the Korn Ferry tournament.

The Green and Fairway cameras can be accessed at golf-lmga.org/schooner, where you can watch the live-action of either or both events.

By Amber Capps - amberc@landings.org 
Executive Assistant to the Public Works Director 

Spring is here, and that means an increase in leaves and debris falling from trees.

As a reminder, the following is a quick overview of The Landings Association’s Rules and Regulations pertaining to yard debris:

By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager

You can watch a video of The Landings Association’s March 23 Virtual Board Meeting on our YouTube channel (www.YouTube.com/landingsassociation) or click here.

If you are a Landings property owner, please request to join our Facebook Group today so you can keep up with what is trending for The Landings Association and learn more about events and programs happening in the community.

By John Holmquist
President, The Landings Association

Some residents recently asked me questions about our Security Department and what it does and does not do. I thought this would be an appropriate time to share my answers with the community.

At the outset, there are two points I want to emphasize. The first is that our Security Officers are unarmed. The second is that if a resident sees criminal activity, the first call should be to the Chatham County Police Department. The second call can be to our Security Department.

By Tim Cook - timc@landings.org 
Security Director

Who You Should Call?

Moving to a new area comes with many learning curves, including who to call for various concerns. Whether you have lived in The Landings for 20 years or two months, it can be tricky to remember who to contact when you need them. Calling the proper authority is paramount to quickly getting the right people to the scene who are trained and equipped for the issue. Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) handles criminal and law enforcement matters. Chatham Emergency Services (CES) handles on-island medical and fire emergencies. 

By Carey Ruppert - cruppert@chathames.org
Chief, Skidaway Division

Where’s The #*@%ing Fire Hydrant?

Spring is the time of year when Landings homeowners (or their yard care contractors) spruce up their yard by clearing out dead branches and leaves and trimming bushes and other vegetation. While this spring yard cleanup is underway, it is the perfect time to locate the fire hydrant on your property or the common property adjacent to your home and clear the vegetation from around it.

I can understand that some residents might feel that fire hydrants aren’t aesthetically pleasing. They do resemble the space alien ET in a shiny green sort of way. But from a firefighting perspective, they are beautiful, and ready access to them is vital. When we arrive at a structure fire scene, one of the first things we do is locate the nearest fire hydrant and establish a water supply to the engine we will use to attack the fire. The sooner that water supply can be established, the sooner we can attack and extinguish the fire.

When heavy vegetation prohibits a clear view of a fire hydrant from the street, the process of establishing our water supply is severely impacted, especially at night. I speak from experience when I say it is extremely frustrating to tromp around in the bushes, in the dark, looking for a fire hydrant while there is a house on fire nearby. It is equally frustrating to try to get a supply hose attached to a hydrant while a “decorative” palmetto plant is attacking you.

I ask everyone to be kind to your local firefighters and protect your home and the homes of your friends and neighbors by clearing a three-foot perimeter around all fire hydrants. Hopefully, everyone will come to love our shiny green little friends as much as I do!

By Kelly Gordon - sifrpresident@gmail.com
President, First Responders

Recently, The Landings hosted a marathon. There were approximately 900 runners in this event. Our entire team volunteered and assisted runners throughout the race. I have to admit that I was pretty horrified and embarrassed by how many residents went speeding by packs of runners throughout the day. We live in an incredibly beautiful community. Being courteous and patient when you see runners or bikers shouldn’t take such an effort.