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April 7, 2021
Connors, Rumpf & Gove to Governor: Senior Communities Need Clarification on Opening Clubhouses and Swimming Pools

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Governor Murphy’s administration to improve communications with age-restricted communities regarding the easing of COVID-related restrictions. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators are responding to inquiries from residents of age-restricted communities who want answers on when their community club houses and pools can open.

Connors, Rumpf and Gove issued the following letter to Governor Murphy with the intent of ensuring that age-restricted communities are specifically addressed in future announcements by the administration:

RE: Guidelines for Opening of Age-Restricted Community Clubhouses and Swimming Pools

Dear Governor Murphy:

In representing the interests of thousands of constituents living in our Legislative District, we are calling on your Administration to clarify the easing of COVID-related occupancy restrictions as they apply to age-restricted communities.

As you are aware from our previous communications, residents of age-restricted communities are inquiring as to when and how their facilities, especially clubhouses, can open to residents under your executive orders.  As the warmer weather approaches, we fully anticipate more inquiries from residents of age-restricted communities requesting guidance concerning the opening of community swimming pools.

While detailed guidelines have been provided for various other establishments and activities, your Administration has been less than forthcoming and responsive with respect to guidelines for facilities located in age-restricted communities.  Again, let us reiterate that tens of thousands of our mutual constituents live in such communities.

As residents of these communities continue to be vaccinated, we feel it is timely, appropriate, and necessary for your Administration to provide specific guidelines regarding the opening of age-restricted community clubhouses and pools.  Homeowner associations and residents should be afforded every opportunity to move forward with plans to open up their communities.

Thank you, in advance, for your attention to this communication.

Sincerely,

CHRISTOPHER J. CONNORS
Senator – 9th District

BRIAN E. RUMPF
Assemblyman – 9th District

DI ANNE C. GOVE
Assemblywoman – 9th District

In August of last year, the 9th District delegation introduced companion legislation, S-2822 and A-4565, which would establish immunity for and age-restricted communities and youth sports leagues for any civil damages caused by an exposure to COVID-19. The Majority Party Legislative Leadership, which controls the legislative agenda, has not posted the delegation’s legislation for a committee hearing since being introduced.

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Website Post:
https://www.senatenj.com/index.php/district9/connors-rumpf-gove-to-governor-senior-communities-need-clarification-on-opening-clubhouses-and-swimming-pools/52923