A Message from the Security Director on COVID-19 in The Landings

In this time of uncertainty, it is easy to spread fear that causes undue anxiety and stress, even when doing so is not our intention. Some COVID-19 posts on social media are spreading such fear and anxiety and igniting rumors among residents in The Landings. Stress is not only unhealthy, but it is unhelpful and is counterproductive even in the very best of times, let alone a pandemic.

Let’s come together as a community and resolve to spend less time worrying about who may or may not have COVID-19 and operate as if everyone, ourselves included, is a carrier of COVID-19. Asymptomatic carriers are the best example of why you should approach this pandemic with an abundance of caution and adhere to social distancing at all times. Social distancing and frequent, thorough handwashing are your best defense against transmitting this virus.

Landings Security recently received calls from concerned residents regarding looting in the community. This is a rumor; no reports of looting or other such crimes in The Landings have been made to TLA Security or Chatham County Police Department. Please, check with Security and Chatham County Police Department about criminal activity before posting “I heard that...” scenarios on social media.   

There is strength in unity, and the Landings community always has excelled amid adversity and emergencies. Think back to Hurricane Matthew if you need a reminder. We will get through COVID-19 much in the same manner that we overcame other hard times -- together as a community that cares for each other -- and we will be all the stronger for it. 

Stay Safe!

Tim Cook
Security Director
The Landings Association