As COVID19 numbers start to increase again in certain cities, we are left adjusting between the old and new normal. I’ve seen the pictures showing the excitement around amenity spaces opening up. Residents are excited to have full access to the building. It may require signing up time slots or other precautionary measures.
It’s crazy to think about how our industry has drastically changed in three months. Our last face to face event was in March. Who could’ve imagined our June would have a pandemic?
Instead of dreading on the matter, the Luxegiving team has been shifting along with the tide. At first, it was looking for temporary solutions to make it through the home quarantine. We are now adapting to a long term strategy for face to face and virtual events. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed some clear guidelines on events.
We are able to do events on a property with the proper waivers and considerations. Our goal is to continue to serve communities safely and within CDC guidelines.
CDC Guidelines (as of 6/17/20):
As some communities in the United States begin to plan and hold events and gatherings, the CDC offers the following considerations for enhancing the protection of individuals and communities and preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Event planners and officials can determine, in collaboration with state and local health officials, whether and how to implement these considerations, making adjustments to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. Because COVID-19 virus circulation varies in communities, these considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which gatherings must comply. Organizers should continue to assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees for gatherings.
Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.
More risk: Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear cloth face coverings, do not share objects and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).
Higher risk: Medium-sized in-person gatherings that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.
Highest risk: Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.
Individual Meal Catering Drop Off
In the past, resident events would contain buffet-style food setups. This is now the past. Individual meals can be costly for larger communities. Our caterers are offering drop off service from brunch, tacos, and summer dishes. We even have dessert and ice cream vendors offering drop off or food truck services.
Our cooking classes, mixology sessions, trivia nights, and other events have all transitioned onto the Zoom platform. One word to describe it all… FUN!!! We have had a great time really getting to know the residents in COVID19. Residents have showcased their cooking skills and competitiveness in Trivia night. Some residents have even enjoyed our Lifestyle Series topics on gardening to pet care. You can view our July event calendar HERE!
For areas with less COVID19 effects, we have provided deejays and live performers in the courtyard. Another option would be drive-in movies or ice cream socials on the go. Our staff wears the proper protective clothing and covering to ensure residents remain comfortable. Several properties have posted great inspiration on Instagram. Daily, we share our featured ideas on social media.
The pandemic doesn’t have to stop the fun. We hope to help serve your community in some way over the next few months. The gathering may look different now. The fun must continue!!! For other great ideas, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a FREE consultation.