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COVID-19 UPDATE: 
Wearing of masks is now required in most areas and social distancing is required.

The great outdoors just may be safest place to be - Sapphire Valley. Come. Play - Safely!

North Carolina moves to Phase 3 Oct 2nd.
What are the major changes under this Order?
Under this Order:
• Bars’ outdoor seating areas may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and
other restrictions. Indoor bar areas remain closed.
• Music halls, night clubs, lounges, adult entertainment, venues for live
performances, arenas with spectators, and theaters where guests are seated
may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits for outdoor spaces and subject
to the mass gathering limit (25 Guests per facility) for indoor spaces.
• The outdoor areas of amusement parks may reopen, subject to reduced
capacity limits and other restrictions.
• Movie theaters may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and other
restrictions..

Visit the State's COVID Dashboard [NC COVID Site]
View the full NC Summary of Phase 3 [View it Here]
Please scroll down for Resort Updates


New North Carolina Law: You must wear a facemask in public if you cannot maintain 6' minimal distancing! This includes all  retail and restaurants where the 6' distance is almost impossible.

Sapphire Valley Resort Amenities

~ AMENITY CARDS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL RESORT CENTERS ~

During this trying time we are doing all we can to keep our guests and homeowners safe. Many facilities are not open or are open at a limited capacity. 

Please remember to keep social distancing and cleanliness.

Please scroll down to see the new Amenity Summary News.


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The Sapphire Valley Community Center is currently open Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am -
5:00 pm .

The gift shop is open. 828.743.7663 *If you need an AMENITY CARD on
Sunday, you can get it at Red Bird Golf. 828.743.1991

Fairfield Lake and Boat Dock is open Tues, Weds, Thurs & Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maintaining 6 feet social distancing. 828.743.1182

Pavilion area around the Track Area and at the Boat Dock with 30% capacity.
828.743.1182

Red Bird Golf Links is open 7 days/week 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 828.743.1991

Sapphire Valley Tennis and Pickleball is open daily 9:00a m - 5:00 pm 828.743.1181

Massage Therapy Mon, Tues, Thur and Fri, there are openings at 11-12:00 and 12:15 -
1:15. $75.00 per hr. 828.743.1171

Recreation Center policies and procedures during covid limits:
*Outdoor 5' pool is limited to 10 persons with a 90-minute time limit.
*Outdoor 3-4' pool is limited to 10 persons with a 90-minute time limit.
*Indoor Pool is limited to 10 persons with a 90-minute time limit.
*Outdoor kiddie pool will be closed until further notice.
*Indoor Pool ONLY will be reserved for an adult swim only from 8:00 am - 10:00 am
*Indoor jacuzzi is limited to one household or 2 unrelated persons all over the age of 14.
15-minute time limit.
*Sauna is limited to one household or one person all over the age of 14. 15- minute
time limit.
*Changing rooms/shower areas will be available allowing 2 persons at one time.
*Bathroom and vanity areas will be available allowing 2 persons at one time.
*All guests will be required to check-in upon entering and check-out when exiting.
*We will NOT provide pool towels. Please bring your own.
*We will NOT provide any seating or umbrellas in the outdoor pool area. Please bring
your own chair or umbrella if you wish.
*Putt-Putt Golf will be open to one household at a time. 60-minute time limit.
*Gem Mining will be open to one household at a time. 30-minute time limit.
*Tanning Bed is available on first come first served basis. Please call 828-743-1171.
*Staff will be sanitizing the high touch areas every 2 hours and there will be sanitizer
available for guest use as needed.
*Social Distancing of 6 feet is required at all times.
*Fitness Room is open at 30% capacity starting Saturday, September 5th.
*Game Room is closed until further notice.
*You will be required to sign a waiver upon entering the facility.
The Recreation Center will be open 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM with the outdoor pool area closing at 8:00 PM. 828.743.1171


Remaining Closed

Sapphire Valley Game/Arcade Room
The Vordach Zipline


Cancellations
· The Sapphire Valley Annual Yankee Doodle Dandy Day, scheduled for July 4, 2020 is cancelled.
· The Sapphire Valley Arts and Crafts Festival are cancelled
· Sapphire Valley Kids Camp will NOT operate for the 2020 Summer. We hope to resume this program in the Summer of 2021.
· All Concerts on the Slopes are cancelled



The policies below are in PDF format.  Copies will be provided for you at the amenity. 

sapphire valley red bird golf

Red Bird Golf

Sapphire Valley Resort
Red Bird Golf & FootGolf

Policies & Procedures During COVID-19

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Fairfield Lake

Sapphire Valley Resort
Fairfield Lake

Policies & Procedures During COVID-19

sapphire valley racquet club

Racquet Club & Pickleball

Sapphire Valley Resort

Sapphire Valley Tennis & Pickleball Court Usage
Policies & Procedures During COVID-19


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County Information

Sapphire Valley is located in Jackson County, North Carolina. You may visit their web site:
...for information on
- Total COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Cases in Jackson County
-Daily COVID-19 Testing Updates
- COVID-19 Testing Options in Jackson County


Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) for Executive Order No. 169
September 30, 2020
This FAQ provides guidance for the implementation of Executive Order No. 169
(“Order”). Under the terms of that Executive Order, North Carolina moves into Phase
3 of easing restrictions effective October 2, 2020 at 5 pm. Below are frequently
asked questions (“FAQs”) and their answers. In addition, individuals should check with
local governments to determine whether additional restrictions have been imposed in
their local jurisdictions to limit the spread of COVID-19.
This information is subject to change in light of new CDC guidance and additional
Executive Orders or local government declarations.
FAQs related to the Order
When does this Order take effect?
This Order takes effect on October 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. It is effective until October
23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
What are the major changes under this Order?
Under this Order:
• Bars’ outdoor seating areas may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and
other restrictions. Indoor bar areas remain closed.
• Music halls, night clubs, lounges, adult entertainment, venues for live
performances, arenas with spectators, and theaters where guests are seated
may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits for outdoor spaces and subject
to the mass gathering limit (25 Guests per facility) for indoor spaces.
• The outdoor areas of amusement parks may reopen, subject to reduced
capacity limits and other restrictions.
• Movie theaters may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and other
restrictions.
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• Meeting spaces in hotels, conference centers, meeting halls, and reception
venues may host receptions, meetings and other functions, subject to reduced
capacity limits and other restrictions.
• Gaming establishments may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits.
• Very Large Outdoor Facilities with a capacity of more than 10,000 Guests may
reopen at 7% of the facility’s total seating capacity, if they meet certain
requirements.
What remains the same under Phase 3? • The Mass Gathering limit remains at 25 indoors and 50 outdoors.
• Indoor seating areas in bars remain closed.
• Indoor rides at amusement parks remain closed.
• Fitness and exercise facilities remain open, subject to reduced capacity limits
and other requirements.
• Restaurants remain subject to capacity limits and other requirements for inperson dining.
• Personal care businesses such as hair salons, nail salons, barber shops and more
remain subject to capacity limits and other requirements.
• Museums and aquariums remain open, subject to reduced capacity limits and
other requirements.
• Face coverings are still required in public when it is not possible to maintain
social distancing from non-household members. In Phase 3, this requirement
applies to any public place or business, indoor or outdoor.
• Alcohol sales are still required to cease from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Are Guests required to wear face coverings while riding on outdoor rides?
Yes. Guests are required to wear face coverings in all public places, including on the
premises or on transportation operated by amusement parks, unless an exception
applies.
If my amusement park has a dining or retail area, may I operate those indoor
portions of the facility?
Yes. However, indoor rides and other indoor attractions remain closed.
I am taking a large group to an outdoor amusement park. Are we subject to the
mass gathering limit?
Yes. Group activities at outdoor amusement parks are permitted, subject to the Mass
Gathering limit.
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Are bars open under this Order?
Yes, for on-site consumption in outdoor seating areas only, subject to applicable local
and state regulations. Indoor bar areas must remain closed.
Are non-bar nightclubs, lounges, adult entertainment facilities, other night spots,
and arenas open under this Order?
Yes, provided they can comply with the terms of the Order, including the requirement
that Guests remain seated. All establishments in this category may open their outdoor
areas, subject to emergency occupancy limits and other requirements, and may
operate indoors subject to the mass gathering limit (25 per facility).
Where are bars, night spots, and arenas allowed to serve alcoholic beverages?
Alcoholic beverages may be consumed only in outdoor seating areas, subject to
applicable local and state regulations.
Can Guests go inside the bar to order drinks?
If necessary, Guests may place orders inside the establishment. However, all alcoholic
beverages must be consumed in the outdoor seating area. Guests placing orders inside
the establishment must wear face coverings and wait six feet apart.
My bar or nightclub does not have a designated outdoor seating area. May I use a
parking lot, grassy area, or other designated space?
Establishments should check their local and state regulations to determine if and how
they can expand their outdoor premises. At all times on existing or expanded outdoor
premises, tables must be arranged six feet apart and the establishment must be in
compliance with emergency occupancy limits.
For my bar, night spot, or arena, how many Guests are allowed in the outdoor
seating area?
The lesser of 100 people or 30% of the outdoor occupancy limit. For example, if a
bar’s outdoor occupancy limit is 400 people, its 30% occupancy calculation would be
120 people outdoors. However, bars may only serve 100 people outdoors, per the
terms of this Order, so this bar is allowed 100 Guests.
This Order continues the restrictions on the late night sale of alcohol. Does this
mean my bar has to close at 11:00pm?
No, but alcohol sales must cease at 11:00 p.m.
Is music and live performance allowed at my bar, night spot, or arena?
Yes. All performers must follow social distancing guidelines.
May guests be seated both indoors and outdoors at non-bar night clubs, lounges,
and other night spots?
These establishments may seat up to 25 guests indoors while also having guests seated
outdoors up to the maximum capacity limit. Establishments that were not seated
3
before COVID-19 may bring in seats. Alcohol consumption is only permitted in outdoor
seating areas.
May bars have pool tables, dart games, and other amenities available for their
guests?
Only outdoors. Indoor bar amenities are not open under this Order.
Are movie theaters allowed to reopen?
Yes. Movie theaters may reopen subject to occupancy limits and other restrictions.
Which event and entertainment facilities remain closed under this Order?
Indoor event and entertainment venues, night clubs, lounges, and other night spots
where guests are not seated.
May I have an indoor wedding reception?
Yes. Venues may host wedding receptions with an occupancy limit of the lesser of 100
people or 30% of the stated fire capacity. Guests must be seated and the
establishment must follow other requirements set forth in the Order. Facilities should
avoid scheduling a standing reception or cocktail hour. Wedding ceremonies are not
subject to the capacity and other requirements in this Order, but Guests are
encouraged to follow the Three Ws (Wear a face covering, Wash hands, and Wait six
feet apart).
May I serve alcohol at my movie theater, meeting space, or gaming business?
Yes, if allowed under applicable local and state regulations.
At seated events and venues, may guests bounce from table to table?
No. Guests must remain seated.
Are transportation vehicles used for amusement (such as hayrides and trolleys)
allowed to operate?
Yes, subject to 30% occupancy limitations and other requirements.
When must the sale or service of alcoholic beverages cease?
For any business that is open and permitted to serve alcoholic beverages for on-site
consumption, the sale and service of alcoholic beverages must cease between 11:00
p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Do the limits placed on spectators at entertainment and sporting events in very
large outdoor facilities apply to professional and collegiate sports?
Yes. Spectators at professional and collegiate sporting events at very large outdoor
facilities (defined as those facilities with a total seating capacity of 10,000 or more
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and which meet the other conditions in the Order) are limited to 7% of the facility’s
total seating capacity.
Are alcohol sales permitted at very large outdoor facility events?
Yes, alcoholic beverages may be served for on-site consumption, subject to applicable
local and state regulation. However, if a very large outdoor facility has a distinct
indoor bar area (like a bar in the facility’s concourse), guests may not consume
alcohol in that area. 

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