Interim Covid-19 Policies
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For the safety of our members, their families, friends, our onsite caretakers, and the general populace, the Bush Lake Chapter Board asks you to follow these policies. Failure to do so could result in closing the Chapter to member access.
Following the State of Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines, there should be no more than 10 people on the beach at one time. Signs are posted.
Do not bring guests, friends or extended family members to the Chapter at this time. Due to space limitations and social distancing precautions, on busy days there is just not enough room to accommodate extra guests. No events or gatherings please! This policy does not apply to the caretakers, as the Chapter is also their residence.
Take turns! If it is a busy summer day and you and your family have been on the beach for some time- consider moving to a picnic table off the beach or different area so others can use the beach.
The swimming raft will not be put out until further notice. The dock has been placed, and members should follow social distancing guidelines (6 foot distance) when using the dock. The dock is put out in May and brought in around October.
There's currently no restroom facilities available to members at the Chapter. Please plan ahead. The beach area port-o-potty is available April/May to October. The unit is sanitized once per week by the service. Please keep it clean and exercise the appropriate precautions. The guest restroom attached to the caretakers cabin will remain closed.
Chapter volunteer activities will not be required at this time and no volunteer events are plannned. Members can do volunteer activities on their own time if they choose. Contact the caretaker for the list of ideas.
The kid's playground will stay open. The playground is not cleaned or sanitized so use your best judgement and exercise precautions.
The Chapter Lodge will remain closed/locked until further notice. No reservations for events in the lodge will be accepted at this time.
The Board gave the Caretakers the authority to close the Chapter immediately at their discretion if the Covid-19 policies or Chapter rules are not being followed.
Should the on-site Caretakers contract the Coronovirus, the Chapter will be closed to members.
The Chapter board meets monthly to discuss these policies. Watch for the Lake Winds Chapter Newsletter for Updates.
Protect yourselves, Protect other members and the Caretakers
You should bring hand sanitizer or wipes with you to the Chapter- use it on your hands before opening the gate and after locking it. Avoid touching surfaces.
The Board asks that members wear masks when other members are present.
Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your face – especially your eyes, nose and mouth – with unwashed hands.
Stay home if you have cold- or flu-like symptoms.
Please share this information with your family- make sure they understand these rules and policies! Again- we thank you for your patience, diligence, and understanding. Should you have any questions, please contact Rick Wheeler, Chapter President. Please stay safe and healthy!
IWLA Bush Lake Chapter is a private property owner in a residential neighborhood. Keep all noise and traffic at low levels out of respect to our neighbors. Please help keep the grounds free of litter...Pack it in – Pack it all out
Violation of Chapter Rules, and any applicable state and local laws/ordinances, can result in membership revocation.
Hours - Closed at 10pm:
Gate - when in doubt, keep it closed:
Use of lodge:
Picnic Tables & Fire Pits - to be shared: