Howard L. Turner Post 276

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Commander's Corner

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I hope everyone is safe, healthy, and doing well.  Summer is finally here but this year things are different and our normal summer activities will need to be curtailed.  The good news is that we were finally able to open our Post. 

Recently, I sent out an email with regards to a member who visited the post and later tested positive for Covid-19.  The Executive Committee took quick actions to ensure everyone’s safety.   We closed our Post for 24-hours allowing us to get the entire building professionally disinfected.  We ensured that bartenders, who may have been exposed, were sent home, tested, and asked to self-quarantine.  Though one person tested positive and is recovering.  We are not aware of anyone else coming down with any symptoms or testing positive. 

The Post is open again but the safety of all our members, guests, and staff is our main concern.  Effective immediately, we will strictly enforce current CDC
recommended guidelines so that we can continue to operate safely.  This means that all members, guests, and staff who enter the Post are required to wear a mask or face covering unless they are sitting - drinking or eating.  If you are just sitting, then you must put on your mask or face covering.  Everyone will maintain social distancing and moving of the bar chairs is not allowed.  We have contracted a professional cleaning company who will clean our Post daily.  The Post will also operate at 50% capacity and most activities and functions have not been rescheduled.  I know that these are inconveniences to our daily lives, but it is necessary to ensure we keep all our members safe and healthy. 

Though the post was closed for over two months, we were busy making
improvements to our building.  I want to thank everyone who pitched-in to help with the much-needed improvements.

  • The restrooms in the Hall have been completely redone. I want to thank both Ed and Tammy Kenealy for managing this project
  • We installed a new furnace in the lounge
  • The kitchen was repainted, cleaned and new shelves installed
  • The Liquor Cabinet was redone

Stay safe and enjoy your summer.

God Bless You all!

Marcelo Teixeira

Commander, Post 276


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