EE HOA, Green Valley, AZ
Monday Morning Memo

March 23, 2020                Esperanza Estates                    Green Valley, AZ
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and its contagious nature, Olathe Police Department is asking all criminal activities/nefarious conduct to cease until further notice. We appreciate your anticipated cooperation in halting crime and thank criminals in advance. We will update you when you can return to your normal criminal behavior. "
Olathe Police Department, Olathe CO
March 16 at 2:38 pm
"They said a mask and gloves were enough to go to the grocery store....they lied.  E verybody else had clothes on."
 Source:  More Crazy Stuff
Esperanza Estates Facilities Are Open
As we all know, exercise and fresh air are important as we manage our way through the Coronavirus crisis.  At this time, our EE pool and pickleball courts are open for our residents' use at their own discretion.  Please protect yourself and others by disinfecting surfaces you are in contact with after each use (bathroom, tables/chairs, and gates) and observe social distancing guidelines.   
Important Message From The EEHOA Board
The Board would like to remind all of our winter visitors and people who do not summer in Esperanza-Estates of the requirement that you make satisfactory arrangements during your absence to have your yard maintained in a weed free condition. This is a requirement in our CCR's and it is the Board' s duty to enforce it. Owners who allow their yards to become out of compliance will have the problem addressed by the Board at the expense of the owner at a minimum charge of $50 per occurrence. We do not wish to penalize anyone, but we are required by law to enforce the CCR's.  Please consider this to be your warning of our intended enforcement. Your cooperation in helping the Board and your neighbors who have to look at your weeds will be appreciated.   Should you have physical or financial problems which prevent you from compliance help is available by contacting any Board member.
Gardeners Work Party
The Gardeners will meet on  Tuesday, March 24, at 9:00 am at  Common Area along Esperanza  to the east of Portillo for a Planting Party at that space.  We may also do some clean up.  Please bring a rake, shovel, clippers, gloves and a bucket, if you have them.  Any ideas for future projects, share them with Rod Harp at or text him at 520.329.9103.  New members are always welcome .  Meeting will be postponed if raining.
Wednesday Coffee and Donuts
The Cookes and the Copelands apologize for the cancellation of Coffee and Donuts last week.  Due to the request of the authorities to cancel any unnecessary meetings, they felt it was best to do so.  Watch for the return in April!
24-Hour Help Line For Seniors 
Arizona now has a 24 hr. help line for seniors who are unable to access groceries during the COVID-19 crisis :  
Call  602-264-4357
Even if you don't need this assistance, please share this number with someone who may need it.
Helping Our Esperanza Estates Neighbors Through COVID-19 Crisis
The majority of us in EE are observing the CDC's recommendations of social distancing and limiting trips away from home to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  There are some of our neighbors, however, who are homebound and suffering from medical or physical constraints, and are not able to leave their homes to shop or run errands.  

In Esperanza Estates, we are attempting to connect homebound neighbors who have a need for assistance during the crisis with EE folks who would be willing to offer help.  We believe that there are about 90 households in EE that do not receive the MMM online.  Please share this information with your EE neighbors.  If you can, please take them a copy of the MMM.

If you are homebound, 
or know of someone who has need for assistance 
If you are able to offer assistance during the crisis

  Contact Judy Hayes at 720-201-9260 or

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

As we learn of EE neighbors needing assistance, we will contact folks who have offered to help.  As always, individual privacy is respected.  
Caring Connections report this week...
  • Update on Sam Simonson...Sam's daughter, Robin Lockwood, reports, "We are pleased to share that Sam Simonson was released from the hospital on Monday, March 16, and his follow up visit with the cardiologist proclaimed him to be in excellent shape following his cardioversion.  Thanks to all of you who called, sent notes and food.  It was very much appreciated.  This is a great community! 
  • Steve "Stoney" Brown...Long-time former EE resident Steve ("Stoney") Brown passed away last week.  He was given the nickname Stoney because he created animals and scenes with rocks along the arroyo path behind their home.  He was also a member of the EEHOA Board and Director of Common Area Maintenance for a few years.  Click here for Steve's obituary.  Our sincere condolences to his family.  

Staying Positive During the Coronavirus Crisis

Boy, could we ever use a shot of positive and happy!  We all know that it's critical that we are diligent in following the CDC's guidelines to protect ourselves and others from spreading the Coronavirus.  But, isolation can be depressing.  Here are a few links to websites with suggestions for staying positive during the Coronavirus crisis. 

Tax Extension
Both the IRS and the AZ Dept of Revenue have extended the deadline for filing and paying taxes from April 15 to July 15.
Arizona Department of Health Services Coronavirus Information
To access information about the Coronavirus in Arizona, click here for the Arizona Department of Health Services Coronavirus Home page.
Coronavirus 101
Our neighbor, Chris Van Lonkhuyzen, shared this excellent article from Marin Magazine, Coronavirus 101. "Recommendations from one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses."
Testing for COVID-19
If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, immediately contact your physician or healthcare provider. Testing must be approved and collected by a physician or an authorized healthcare provider.  Your provider will use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to determine if you need to be tested. We encourage you to go to the CDC website for ongoing updates.
Green Valley/Sahuarita Cancellations and Closures 
The Green Valley News is maintaining a list of known event cancellations and closures around Green Valley and Sahuarita; click on this link  Closures and Cancellations To access all of The Green Valley News' coverage of the coronavirus outbreak  click here .
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Monday Morning Memo Submission Deadline
Have an EE organization item that needs to appear in the next MMM? Please submit your information by Friday evening to Judy Hayes, 720-201-9260, You don't need to write the article, just give us the facts. If an urgent, last-minute situation arises after the deadline, please call to let us know you're sending information.
Quick Links... 

The MMM, published weekly and sent to Esperanza Estates residents, i s the Newsletter referred to in the EE HOA Bylaws for providing official notice of Board actions to homeowners.  Back issues are available on the EE website.  Clicking the 'SafeUnsubscribe' link below will remove your email address from future mailings.