January 25, 2021

Robert Burr, Esquire, from  Rossin &Burr, PLLC has offered to come to Ancient Oaks to teach the required 718 Condo class for the new Board Members. Robert has also offered to open the class for a maximum of 15 members also.
If you are interested in attending please contact Paula Wilcox or Cheryle Ferrall for confirmation.

Class:  718 State of Florida Condominium Rules and Regs
When:  Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Time:    6:00 pm
Where:  AO Clubhouse
(Please be considerate)

January 19, 2021
Due to the increase in COVID positive cases now in the Park, the Board Meeting has been postponed until Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm.
The Park now has 5 cases total that have been reported.
If you have symptoms please be cleared by your physician before rejoining any activities.  For those that had a positive test but are symptom free, please quarantine for a period of 14 days from the date you were first exposed.
Your cooperation in following the COVID plan is appreciated.
Thank you,
Board of Directors
Park Manager

January 19, 2021

The following information was sent to LW Smith today, in response to his inquiry.

Thank you for reaching out to the Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County about your questions and concerns relating to COVID-19.

At this time, The Florida Dept of Health in Okeechobee County is only giving COVID-19 vaccines at the health department.

There is always a possibility of a large pod where a drive thru may be scheduled, but at this time we are capable of administering all the vaccines we are receiving in one to two days.

The governor is connecting with other entities, like Publix and some faith-based organizations, to add other vaccination sites.

Updated information is on our website, http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov.

At this time, we will be taking COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Wednesday, January 20, 2021  starting at 8am until all slots are filled both on the phones and in person.

As more COVID-19 vaccine arrives at the health department, we will be making more appointments. Please check on the website at this link http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/index.html

for information on appointment availability.  It will be listed under Press Releases on the right hand side of the website. Please know that we are making every effort to inform the public as soon as the information is available.

If you wish to call the Okeechobee-CHD at (863)462-5800,

8 a.m.-5 p.m., there will be a message on there every day with an update to the vaccine appointments.

Okeechobee County has placed signs in front of the building on the street that will have the information on the next available time for making appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine every time more vaccine arrives. These two new signs address the status of the vaccine appointments which will offer an opportunity to drive by and read the signs, or park and read the sign without getting out of the vehicle.

The Okeechobee County Emergency Management has been giving information via their social media outlets on the internet.

There is no wait list. There is no availability to make appointments on-line at this writing of this email for Okeechobee County.

Anyone 65 years of age or older, or a licensed health care provider, may call the Department of Health in Okeechobee at (863) 462-5800. Press 1 for clinic to schedule an appointment when more appointments are available. Appointments are first come first served basis. If you receive a busy signal, all the phones are in use with other callers. We understand the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine and the call volume is high. Please understand that we are working to provide the community with the vaccine as soon as we receive it.

DOH-Okeechobee will also be taking appointments, in person at the Health Department when more appointments become available. You must have a legal form of identification that has your name, date of birth and your photo to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you wish to call the Okeechobee-CHD at (863)462-5800, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. there will be a message on there, every day, with an update to the vaccine appointments.

After receiving an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine at the Florida Department of Health Department in Okeechobee County, please remember to bring your legal identification with your picture, date of birth and legal name. On our website, http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/ , you can print out the paperwork needed for the appointment if you wish to do before you arrive, or we will provide the paperwork at the time of your appointment and you can fill it out at your appointed time. Please remember to continue COVID-19 mitigation strategies, such as keeping a distance of 6ft apart while waiting in line, and wearing a mask as we are still fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to view our website at  http://okeechobee.floridahealth.gov/ or https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

There is also a COVID-19 Call Center available 24/7 at +1 (866) 779-6121 or email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.

After you have received your first vaccine, it is your responsibility to get your second dose. You do not have to get your second dose in Okeechobee County.  You may call the health department one week before you are due for your second injection of the vaccine to make an appointment. At your first appointment you will be given information on which vaccine manufacturer produced the vaccine given to you. If it requires a second dose for full protection, you will need to make sure you are getting your second dose of the same vaccine manufacturer.

I hope this answers all your questions.

Amy Cormier

Health Educator Consultant

Public Information Officer

PMQI Champion

Florida Department of Health in Okeechobee County


FOR THE 2020-2021 SEASON                                         Date:  01/15/2021

 Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Virus has not disappeared and is apparently coming back with a vengeance.  

Even with the curbed activities and the restrictions in place at the Park, Ancient Oaks has not been able to keep the Virus from entering our Park.  As of to date, the Board of Directors and the Park Manager have been informed of several cases that are quarantined in their respective homes at this time.

Please remember to wear a mask, social distancing of 6 feet and hand washing with a good antibacterial soap are the guidelines from the CDC.     

The activities for the Park are open at the current level as follows.  Please be very considerate of other owners and discourage any visitors during this rise in the COVID19 cases.     

  • Remember we are still under the COVID 19 restrictions and are to maintain the 6 feet social distancing, mask required outside of your home, quarantine upon arrival for 7 days minimum (this includes guests). Continue to be diligent in your personal safety and follow the guidelines to the best of your ability.
  • Club house is currently closed with the exception of the following activities:
  • Friday night Bingo 5:30 – 9:00 PM
  • Bingo committee follows guidelines off:  Sanitizing tables, chairs, door handles and light switches, touched or used before and after Bingo.
  • Mask highly encouraged and no more than 4 people at a table. (ie: 2 on one side and 2 on the other side).
  • Limiting the amount of people in the Clubhouse at a time.
  • Exercise class  continued as scheduled:
  • Mask encouraged and social distancing required.
  • Door handles and light switches to be turned off and wiped with disinfectant cloth.

Pool and hot tub remain open under social distancing guidelines, mask highly encouraged at all times.

  • No more than 10 people in the pool at one time.

2)  No more than 4 people in the hot tub at one time.

3)  Please use hand sanitizer and wipes when using pool furniture.

4)  Pool furniture must follow social spacing guidelines of 6 feet.



  • Cameras in Pool/Spa Area are working and recording 24/7.
  • Library – opened, mask required and social distancing of 6 feet required.
  • Exercise equipment – opened, mask required, please wipe with disinfectant cloth before and after use.
  • Outside activities – opened, mask strongly encouraged, social distancing of 6 feet required, use equipment at your own risk.
  • Rules and Regulations state: Owners are held responsible for visitors. Visitors (of any age) are to be quarantined for 7 days before use of the pool, hot tub, and sports equipment is allowed.  All visitors must be accompanied by an Owner when using any of the facilities. Please remember the Rule and Regulation for golf carts is that no one under the age of 16 is to be driving a golf cart.
  • Due to the rise of the virus, no close contact activities are permitted in the Club House at this time. This includes, but not limited to, no card activities, no breakfast, lunches, dinners to be served.

Please remember, our “one” person cleaning staff can only sanitize so much in one day, please be kind and considerate to her.  Use the public restrooms at your own risk.

The Board of Directors, Park Manager and Staff wish to thank the Owners for their continued patience and cooperation.