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Message To Residents: Social Distancing Update

March 31, 2021

Management had planned to announce exciting news this week regarding opening the community further.  Unfortunately, CDC Guidelines remain at 6 ft. social distancing, and management, in the best interest for safety for all residents of the community,  has delayed full implementation plans for a few more weeks.   As a reminder:
Outdoor Amenities
  • No mask requirements unless you cannot maintain 6 ft. distancing
  • Two guests – at pools for now
Inside Amenities
  • 6 ft. distancing with masks – Includes community bus
  • Signage is displayed with mask and capacity requirements
Management will continue to closely monitor COVID numbers for this area and will take action to continue to open as CDC guidelines allow.  We are optimistic that all in the community who wish to receive the vaccine will have been able to receive it within the next few weeks.  At that time, more openings are anticipated together with the easing of protocols based on new CDC  directives.
Enjoy this beautiful time of year!   Hopefully, exciting news about additional openings will be forthcoming soon!

Attention Residents: 2nd Dose COVID Vaccine Update

March 24, 2021

For those receiving the first vaccine at the On Top of the World Circle Square Cultural Center either March 5, 6 or 7, just a friendly reminder to inform you of your one and only date/time slot for your second vaccination. The second dose time will be the same time of day as the first dose, however will be given on March 25, 26, and 27.  If your first vaccine shot was March 5, the second dose will be administered at the same time on March 25; if the first was given March 6, the second will be March 26; and if the first was given March 7, the second on March 27.  Please complete the Vaccine Screening and Consent form and bring the vaccine card provided at the first appointment. This registration can only be used by those receiving the first dose at the On Top of the World Circle Square Cultural Center and is for the  second dose of the vaccine.  The date and time are non-transferable and cannot be changed.

Second Vaccination Date and Time as outlined above

Circle Square Cultural Center – Portico Vehicle Drive Through

(Follow the signs)

8395 SW 80th St.

You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.

PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you.

Please fill out to the best of your ability.

Vaccine Screening and Consent Form

For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:

floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Message To Residents: Happy Hour has Returned!

March 29, 2021

We are happy to announce that Happy Hour with live music has returned. Starting in April, Happy Hour will be at from 5:00 – 8:00 pm the following locations with Safety Protocols in place:
Indigo South Fitness Veranda & Pool area
The Lodge Veranda and Pool area
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain  on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. The Lodge and Indigo South is a BYOB facility, glass will not be permitted around the pool decks at any time.
The Recreation Veranda and Pool area
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. BYOB will not be permitted at the Recreation pool or Veranda area. The Pub will remain open for this event and seating is limited on the Veranda.

Archive 2021

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be a Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Site

March 25-27, 2021

Circle Square Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site March 25 through March 27, 2021. The Circle Square Cultural Center box office will be closed (with no access) Thursday, March 25 (all day); Friday, March 26 (until 4:30 pm); and Saturday, March 27 (all day). The last day to view the HF 20/20 display will be Wednesday, March 24, 2021 (11 am to 2 pm). To purchase tickets, please visit CSCulturalCenter.com.

Message To Residents: Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool Update

March 11, 2021

The Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool heater is currently not working. We have technicians in the process of diligently working to correct the issue. In the meantime, the Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool is cold but open, and the Arbor Fitness Outdoor Pool is both heated and open. We thank you for your patience as we work on correcting this issue.

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be Closed for Vaccine Distribution

March 5th-March 7th

The Circle Square Cultural Center Ticket Office will not be open on March 5th through March 7th. The Cultural Center will is closed to viewing of the HF 20/20 herd. The Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID Vaccine Site during those dates. The building will not be accessible during both March 5th, 6th, and 7th. The Cultural Center will reopen Monday, March 8th.
To purchase tickets online, go to www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

Attention Residents: COVID Vaccines are being administered in OTOW at the Circle Square Cultural Center!

March 3, 2021

COVID Vaccines are being administered in OTOW at the Circle Square Cultural Center.

On Top of the World, in collaboration with the State and Marion County Emergency Management Departments and the Florida National Guard, will be receiving Pfizer COVID 19 vaccinations. Governor Ron DeSantis issued Ex. Order 21-47 which expanded those eligible to receive the vaccine. Please see below:

  • Long-term care facility residents and staff

  • Persons 65 years of age and older

  • Health care personnel with direct patient contact

  • K-12 school employees 50 years of age or older

  • Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age or older

  • Firefighters 50 years of age or older

One still cannot register with a doctors’ note, underlying health condition, etc. Please see your physician or the Marion County Health Department.

To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 up to Thursday, at 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.

Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:

  • You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.

  • The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.

  • The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone not listed under Ex. Order 21-47 or above.

  • Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.

  • If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment – Your second dose has already been allocated, and may go to waste if you do not use it.

  • If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.

  • Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.

  • You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and proof of eligibility at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.

  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

  • GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

  • To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.

Vaccine Screening and Consent Form

For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:

floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW - Update!

March 1, 2021

COVID Vaccines are coming to OTOW!

To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.

Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:

  • You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.

  • The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.

  • The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone that is under 65 years old.

  • Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.

  • If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment.

  • If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.

  • Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.

  • You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and age at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.

  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

  • GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

  • To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.

Vaccine Screening and Consent Form

For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:

floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW!

March 1, 2021

Vaccines are coming to OTOW! As plans are finalized, information on how to sign up and where vaccines will be administered will be posted at www.otowinfo.com and at community centers. Dates will be announced later today or early tomorrow.

Vaccines will be administered via a drive through. Golf carts will not be allowed. A number will be posted to call for your appointment. Masks and a driver’s license or US Passport will be required the day of.

Please stay tuned for more information!

Message To Residents: Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool Update

March 18, 2021

The Arbor Fitness Indoor Pool heater issue has been fixed and the pool heater is working.

Message To Residents: Candler Hills Pool Closure Update

March 1, 2021

The Candler pool closure has been extended until Monday, March 8, 2021. The Lodge pool will remain open during this time.

Message To Residents: CSCC Will Be Closed for Vaccine Distribution

March 5th and 6th

The Circle Square Cultural Center Ticket Office will not be open on March 5th and 6th.  The Cultural Center will be a drive-through COVID Vaccine Site on those dates.  The building will not be accessible during both March 5th and 6th. To purchase tickets online, go to www.CSCulturalCenter.com.

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW - Update!

March 1, 2021

COVID Vaccines are coming to OTOW!

To make your COVID 19 vaccination appointment, call 352–479–3105 Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you receive a busy signal, please keep trying. Thank you for your patience as our team works to set appointments for those wishing to receive the vaccine.

Vaccines will be given over a three day period — March 5, 6, and 7. Information regarding the appointment and day of vaccine is provided below—strict guidelines are enforced:

  • You must have an appointment to get a vaccine or you will be turned away.

  • The vaccine is supplied by Pfizer.

  • The Incident Management Team (IMT), per State guidelines, is not able to administer vaccine to anyone that is prescribed an EpiPen, nor is able to administer vaccine to anyone that is under 65 years old.

  • Per DOH guidelines, if you are sick with COVID-19, do not get the vaccine.

  • If you have had a first dose elsewhere, do not book an appointment.

  • If you have a scheduled appointment through DOH, please do not book an appointment here.

  • Vaccines will be given at the Circle Square Cultural Center Portico Vehicle Drive Through located 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL 34481, March 5, 6, and 7 by appointment only. Follow the signs.

  • You will be required to have a photo ID to verify identity and age at time of visit. Masks are required to be worn at all times during your visit.

  • PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

  • GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

  • To expedite the vaccination process, please print out the following form and bring with you. Please fill out to the best of your ability.

Vaccine Screening and Consent Form

For the most up to date information on Florida vaccine resources, please visit:

floridahealthcovid19.gov/covid-19-vaccines-in-florida

Attention Residents: Vaccines Are Coming To OTOW!

March 1, 2021

Vaccines are coming to OTOW! As plans are finalized, information on how to sign up and where vaccines will be administered will be posted at www.otowinfo.com and at community centers. Dates will be announced later today or early tomorrow.

Vaccines will be administered via a drive through. Golf carts will not be allowed. A number will be posted to call for your appointment. Masks and a driver’s license or US Passport will be required the day of.

Please stay tuned for more information!

Message To Residents: Happy Hour is Returning!

March 1, 2021

We are happy to announce that Happy Hour with live music will be returning on March 5, 2021 at the following locations from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with Safety Protocols in place:
Indigo South Fitness Veranda & Pool area: Fred Campbell
The Lodge Veranda and Pool area: Tim Hargis
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain  on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. The Lodge and Indigo South is a BYOB facility, glass will not be permitted around the pool decks at any time.
The Recreation Veranda and Pool area: Dave & Kenny
Please note the following: Mask are mandatory when entering inside the facilities and must remain on at all times. Six foot distancing is required and if unable to maintain six foot distancing mask will be required! This event is at everyone’s discretion and socializing will be present. BYOB will not be permitted at the Recreation pool or Veranda area. The Pub will remain open for this event and seating is limited on the Veranda.

Message To Residents: Candler Hills Pool Closure Update

March 1, 2021

The Candler pool closure has been extended until Monday, March 8, 2021. The Lodge pool will remain open during this time.

Attention Residents: Scam Warning

February 24, 2021

Please be aware that Resident Services was notified by a resident that someone claiming to be Spectrum called and told him the boxes for the cable and internet need to be replaced due to age. The caller stated it would cost about $200 to do so, and he would be credited back the money in 6 months. The resident asked them to charge their bill, however the caller claimed they could only accept a credit card. The resident immediately hung up and called Spectrum who confirmed the caller is not associated with Spectrum and this call was a scam.

Attention Residents: Scam Warning

February 24, 2021

Please be aware that Resident Services was notified by a resident that someone claiming to be Spectrum called and told him the boxes for the cable and internet need to be replaced due to age. The caller stated it would cost about $200 to do so, and he would be credited back the money in 6 months. The resident asked them to charge their bill, however the caller claimed they could only accept a credit card. The resident immediately hung up and called Spectrum who confirmed the caller is not associated with Spectrum and this call was a scam.

Message To Residents: Community Update

February 24, 2021

Parkway Maintenance and Management Company will start Fertilizing as April 12th, 2021.

Message To Residents: Community Bus Update

February 1, 2021 - February 5, 2021

The Community Bus will not be running the week of February 1, 2021 thru February 5, 2021. Please plan accordingly!

Message To Residents: Community Pool Closures

Update: Candler Pool will be closed until Monday, March 1, 2021 as additional maintenance is being done.
The Lodge pool will remain open during this closure.
In addition – The outdoor Arbor Pool will be closed from Wednesday 1/13 – Friday 1/15 for repairs to both the pool and the hot tub. The indoor pool will remain open.

Message To Residents

January 04, 2021

My January newsletter in the World News unfortunately provided incorrect information regarding the Weybourne Landing Gateway. Weybourne Landing community fees include the Gateway of Service. I apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you,
Lynette Vermillion, General Manager

Archive 2020

Message To Residents

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.  In planning for the holidays and guests arriving, we wanted to provide our residents with a quick update on the COVID-19 virus for Marion County and a few reminders of our policies regarding guests. Click here to view the Message to Residents – Guests at Pools for the Holidays in the following PDF link:

Attention Residents

Register Now To View Your HOA Meeting Online

Register to view your upcoming HOA meeting online by simply clicking one of the links below or visiting your Association page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live meeting on the date scheduled.

The following are the dates and times for the HOA Meetings: 

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
November 20, 2020

Notification was received that an employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In an abundance of caution, the Recreation Fitness Center and Offices will be closed for cleaning and sanitizing for the balance of the day. The Fitness Center will reopen for normal business hours November 21, 2020. The ballroom, The Pub and Pool areas will remain open.

Safety protocols were followed by the employee. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our employees and residents. Anyone having known direct contact with the employee (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer) will be notified directly. If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider of the Marion County Health Department (352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is available at many local medical providers, urgent care facilities, or pharmacies. Please call before visiting a facility to let them know you would like to be tested.

Message To Residents

A number of questions have arisen regarding American flags with modifications of colored stripes. A few residents have reported flags which the reporter found to be offensive. Click here to view the flag rules of the community that are provided in the following PDF link:

Notice To Residents

The Community Bus Schedule is temporarily changed due to the Covid-19. The bus will run Monday-Thursday 8am-11am and 12pm-4pm. Registration is required to ride the bus at this time by calling the Recreation office at: 352-387-7533. Seating is limited daily.

Notice To Residents: November 16th – November 21st

SW 90th Terrace Road Closure – 7 pm to 5 am - Nightly

After completing inspections of the collection system components, the Bay Laurel Center Community Development District (BLCCDD) recently discovered six (6) manholes adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant that are in need of remediation. Four (4) of the six (6) manholes are located in SW 90th Terrace Road between SW 90th Street and SW 86th Loop in Candler Hills (map attached). Based on the quantity of traffic on this roadway during daylight hours and minimizing the inconvenience and safety risk to the community, the work will be performed during evening hours, November 16th through November 21st . Road closures will occur between the hours of 7 pm – 5 am each night. Message boards will be setup on Friday, November 13th notifying residents of the road closures. Residents will not be blocked from their homes; just a different route may need to be taken. Golf carts will be able to utilize the multi-modal path. BLCCDD staff will be onsite with the contractor performing the work. BLCCDD will work to minimize the inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this timeframe.

Message To Residents

November 18, 2020

The Lodge facility hours as of Monday, November 23, 2020 will be Monday through Sunday, 9:00am until  7:00pm. The Lodge pool hours will be 9:00am until Dusk.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: Community Opening to Guests in Outdoor Venues
October 21, 2020

Today, OTOW is opening to guests in outdoor venues. We continue to take small steps in the reopening plan so that our first responsibility for the safety of residents and employees is achieved.

Safety protocols remain in place to properly distance at six (6) feet, wear masks in all indoor facilities, and outdoors when 6 ft. distancing cannot be maintained, limited gatherings, and keep hands washed/sanitized. Protocols are posted at each facility location.

Please take the time to review.

OTOW has opened to full capacity with guests in all outdoor facilities, pools, outdoor whirlpools, and subject to Association written approval, tag and estate sales may resume.

We will continue to carefully monitor the key COVID-19 metrics for Marion County and specific zip codes for OTOW. With the help of each one of us taking personal responsibility for our personal safety and compliance with all safety protocols, we expect this positive trend to continue. Additional information regarding indoor facility openings to full capacity, events starting back, and guests in private indoor venues will be considered in the near future if trends continue.

Outdoor Safety Protocols (PDF, 1mb)

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: Last Day for Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing
October 12, 2020

The last day for Drive-Up COVID Testing at the AdventHealth TimberRidge ER is Wednesday, October 14th. To register, call AdventHealth at 352-402-5111 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday. We are very appreciative of having testing provided nearby for the convenience of our residents.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
September 29, 2020


Message to Residents – Governor Issues Phase 3 Executive Order

Florida Governor issued Executive Order 20-244, Phase 3: Right to Work; Business Certainty; Suspension of Fines. The order is effective immediately and includes the following:

• Removes state-level restrictions on businesses, such as restaurants.
• Provides that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business.
• Provides that restaurants may not be limited by a COVID-19 emergency order by any local government to less than 50% of their indoor capacity. If a restaurant is limited to less than 100% of its indoor capacity, such COVID-19 emergency order must satisfy the following:

o Quantify the economic impact of each limitation or requirements on those restaurant.
o Explain why each limitation or requirement is necessary for public health.

• Suspends all outstanding fines and penalties related to COVID-19, and the collection of such moving forward, applied against individuals.

As difficult a decision as it was to close facilities as a result of the COVID-19 virus, it is once again a difficult decision of knowing the right formula to reopen OTOW. The Governor’s order allows businesses to operate, however OTOW will do so with continued care and small steps to fulfill our first responsibility for the safety of residents and employees.
For our community, safety protocols remain in place to properly distance at six (6) feet, wear masks in all indoor facilities (recommended outdoors), minimize the number of persons gathering, and keep hands washed/sanitized. Protocols are posted at each facility location. Please take the time to review.
Today, September 30, OTOW will open to full capacity all outdoor facilities and the pools and the game room by billiards. Restaurants have returned to full capacity as well.

We will continue to carefully monitor the key COVID-19 metrics for Marion County and specific zip codes for OTOW. Hopefully the trend in declining infection rates will continue with the help of each one of us to taking personal responsibility for our personal safety and compliance with all safety protocols. Additional information regarding facility openings to full capacity, events starting back and guests in private venues will be considered in the near future if trends continue.

Attention Residents

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
September 25, 2020


Governor DeSantis to announce latest Executive Order for Phase 3 re-openings in Florida. Updated information will be posted here when available next week.

Notice To Residents: September 18, 2020

The Recreation Pool will be closed Wednesday, September 30th and Thursday, October 1st for maintenance.

Notice To Residents: September 15, 2020

THE CANDLER COMMUNITY POOL IS CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 15TH-22ND, FOR MAINTENANCE. THE POOL WILL REOPEN ON SEPTEMBER 23RD.

Notice To Residents: September 10, 2020

PARKWAY MAINTENANCE WILL BEGIN FERTILIZING ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MOVE ALL VEHICLES IN YOUR GARAGE. AFTER FERTILIZING AND CLEAN UP IS COMPLETE PLEASE WATER LAWN.

CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW PDF OF NOTICE

Attention Residents

August 20, 2020

OTOW is carefully monitoring Tropical Depression 13. At this time, the storm looks to have minimal impact on this area, however we highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next few days so that you may take all needed precautions should the storm change its route. The after hour support number, 352-236-OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies.

Attention Residents

August 13, 2020

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
COVID-19 TESTING AVAILABLE AT TIMBERRIDGE ER


Drive-up COVID-19 Testing will be available at the TimberRidge ER starting Monday, August 17, 2020. Advanced Registration is required. You may start calling today, 352-402-5111 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday – Friday to register.
• A doctor’s order is not required for testing
• No out-of-pocket costs, regardless of insurance status
• The test is a nasal swab
• Test results are returned within 72 hours.
• Poster linked below with more details.
You may view results on your Advent App on a smart phone or create an Advent Account on line. Master the Possibilities (MTP) is graciously allowing residents access to the computer lab 8 am to noon, Monday and Wednesday, through the end of September to set up an account to view results.  Please check in at the Main Office of MTP, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala, FL  34481

Attention Residents

August 7, 2020

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
OTOW Reopen Plan – Phase 2
August 7, 2020


Florida Governor DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-192 on August 6, 2020, rescinds EO 20-80 and EO 20-82. Persons traveling in from the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) no longer need to quarantine for 14 days. EO 139 “Phase 2: Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery” remains in effect. As a reminder, key components of the order include:

Responsible Individual Activity
• All persons in Florida are encouraged to follow appropriate social distancing and safety protocols issued by the CDC and OSHA.
• Senior citizens and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to avoid crowds and take measures to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
• All persons in Florida are encouraged to avoid congregating in groups larger than 50 persons.
• In-store retail businesses, including gyms and fitness centers, should maintain appropriate social distancing and sanitation protocols.

Safety protocols remain in place and are posted at each facility:
• All opened amenities and facilities have capacity limitations which are posted at each location and which allow for proper distancing.
• Masks are required in all indoor locations and standard operating hours will be implemented. Masks are recommended at outside facilities but not required.
• At this time, no non-resident guests are allowed. (Must be Gateway of Service member.)
• All residents must be responsible for their own personal safety and for compliance with the safety protocols for each location. Residents should bring their own hand sanitizer and wipes in the event that OTOW provided sanitizer is out.
• Do not utilize the facility/amenity if, within the past 14 days, you have had Covid-19 symptoms, have been in contact with or exposed to a person having Covid-19, have been asked to self-monitor at home, have been on a cruise or traveled to any U.S. city or foreign country on the CDC’s affected areas of widespread/sustained community transmission.

Now is not the time to become complacent. Cases are still increasing in Marion County. Please follow the safety protocols to help keep each other safe. Continued violations of the posted amenity rules may result in the amenity closing. Disrespect of employees enforcing amenity rules will not be tolerated and will result in suspension of use rights.

Resident Services will open the lobby on Monday 8/10/20 from 8:00 am to noon and from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Only 6 persons will be allowed in the lobby at any one time. Masks are required.

Keeping our residents and employees safe during this time, has been, and will remain, the primary focus. Stay safe all!

Notice To Residents: August 4, 2020

The OTOW Central Dog Park will be closed starting Friday 8/7 to reopen Saturday 8/8. We will be treating the parks for fleas, ticks and hookworms.

Attention Residents

July 31, 2020

OTOW is carefully monitoring Hurricane Isaias and will be taking some preliminary precautions including removing umbrellas and stacking furniture at pools and other outdoor areas.  We urge residents to take a look around your home and yard and remove any items that could become airborne during heavy wind gusts.  At this time, the storm looks to have minimal impact on this area, however we highly recommend that all residents carefully monitor over the next 24 hours so that you may take all needed precautions should the storm take a more westerly route.  The after hour support number, 352-236-OTOW (6869) is available for residents to report any non-medical emergencies.  The National Hurricane Center link is: www.hurricanes.gov.  A link to Hurricane Preparedness website on www.otowinfo.com follows and has a list of resources and other important links for your use: https://ontopoftheworldinfo.com/hurricane-preparedness/

Attention Residents

July 29, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message to Residents
Due the uptick in COVID-19 cases, OTOW Favorites at The Town Square on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays has been cancelled through July and August. Stay tuned for updates!

Attention Residents

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Message to Residents
Due the current uptick in COVID-19 cases in Marion County, the weekly Thursday Circle Square Commons Farmers Market has been cancelled through July.

Attention Residents

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 20, 2020

Message to Residents
Out of an abundance of caution due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases in our zip codes, we have temporarily closed Resident Services. We will be taking phone calls, answering emails and setting appointments if needed. We will continue to monitor other facilities and may take further safeguards by closing areas where safety protocols are not being followed. We are taking these precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and residents and will continue to do so until we see daily positive cases in our zip codes trending downward.

If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Attention Residents

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 17, 2020

Mask vs. No Mask Demo Video
The video posted below is from a news clip shared by a resident. It demonstrates respiratory droplets that are passed in the air when we speak, sing, cough or sneeze. It makes the point, using Petri dishes, that masks can make a difference in reducing or deleting the passing of droplets. Masks are required to be worn in indoor areas at OTOW and recommended when outdoors. Hopefully, this helps explain why. Optimistically, the video will provide all of us the encouragement needed to wear a mask to protect each other.

Attention Residents

July 17, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 17, 2020

Community Centers Updated Closing Times
The Lodge, Candler Hills Community Center, Indigo East Community Center and the Indigo South Fitness Centers buildings will be closing at 7:00 pm along with the pools.

Attention Residents

July 15, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: JULY 15, 2020

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX!

Attention Residents

July 6, 2020

COVID-19 NEW OTOW CASES:

NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO RELAX!

On July 6, 2020, OTOW was made aware that a resident who participated at a craft show on June 23, 2020, allegedly tested positive for the COVID-19 Virus. We are advising you of this information to keep you vigilant for your safety and the safety of others. For perspective, thirteen days have elapsed since the June 23 craft show, and the standard for quarantine is 14 days, diminishing this particular threat.
Zip codes for our area are showing daily increases in those testing positive for Covid-19. We cannot emphasize enough how important it is to continue following safety protocols—stay home if you are sick, practice social distancing, avoid large crowds, wear a face mask, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly.
The Pub will remain closed as we are awaiting employee test results to ensure the safety of patrons and employees.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or are having symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility to let them know if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Attention Residents

July 2, 2020

We were notified that an employee of Sid’s Coffee Shop recently tested positive for COVID-19, and an employee of The Pub has been in close contact with that employee. Safety protocols were followed by both the employees. Additionally, the employees had no symptoms during the period they were at work. Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily closed both restaurants for deep-cleaning and sanitizing. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC to ensure the safety of our employees and residents. Patrons who visited between June 22nd and June 27th and had known direct contact (within 6 ft. for 15 minutes or longer) will be notified directly. The CDC states that currently there is no evidence to support transmission of COVID-19 associated with food.
If you have any concerns regarding your health or having symptoms, please contact your health provider or the Marion County Health Department. The health department offers free COVID-19 testing by appointment ( 352-644-2590). You do not need to be experiencing symptoms to be tested. Testing is also available at many other local medical providers, including urgent care facilities; call before visiting a facility to let them know if you would like to be tested for COVID-19.

Notice To Residents: June 25, 2020

Florida will see extreme heat this week, which can affect us all. Click the infographic below to check out these great tips from the CDC to help prevent heat-related illnesses throughout the day.

Click the image to view the full infographic.

Notice To Residents: June 11, 2020

The Victory Dog Parks will be closed from June 22, 2020 through August 10, 2020. This area is set for sodding of both Dog parks.

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Reopenings
June 9, 2020

Additional OTOW Facilities are opening June 10th, standard operating hours with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, limited gatherings, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions.  Maximum number that may gather at each facility is posted at the facility.  Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each. 
Table Tennis
Ballet Studio
Moonstruck Astronomy

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Phase 2 Reopen Plan
June 5, 2020

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
June 4, 2020

Additional OTOW Facilities opening June 4th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection protocols. Other areas will be added to the list as additional Executive Orders are issued by the Florida Governor.
Model Railroaders
Billiards
Mini Golf
Cornhole
Horse Shoes
Shuffleboard
Beginning, June 8th, the community bus will schedule runs to Publix and Walmart Monday through Thursday, by appointment only, as the bus has limited seating in order to comply with social distancing requirements. Please call Maggie at 352 387 7533 to schedule your ride.

Notice To Residents: May 27, 2020

Candler Hills dog park will be closed on Thursday AM until 11:00 AM.

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
May 26, 2020

OTOW is happy to announce that additional OTOW Facilities are opening May 27th and May 28th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions. Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each facility.
Softball – Opens 5/27/20
Woodshop – Opens 5/28/20

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Additional Facilities Opening
May 22, 2020

Additional OTOW Facilities are opening May 22nd, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with safety protocols in place, including 6 ft. distancing, gatherings limited to 10, masks required indoors and recommended outdoors, and disinfection actions. Other areas will be added to the list as safety protocols are completed for each facility.
Tennis
Pickleball
Candler Hills Community Center
Indigo East Community Center

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
Message From Governor Desantis
and Safety Protocols
May 18, 2020

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
May 19, 2020

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR COVID-19 TESTING AT OTOW, ALL APPOINTMENT TIMES ARE NOW FULL. YOU MAY CONTACT THE MARION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR OTHER FREE TESTING LOCATIONS 352-644-2590.

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)
Florida Department of Health in Marion County Testing
You can be tested for COVID-19 at various places within Marion County, including the Department of Health in Marion County (DOH-Marion), Heart of Florida Health Center, Langley Medical Center, local urgent cares, hospitals and some primary care providers. If you are interested in testing at a specific facility, please contact that agency in advance to let them know you would like to be tested for COVID-19.
Testing is by appointment only; call the DOH-Marion COVID-19 Call Center at 352-644-2590 to be scheduled for a COVID-19 test. Testing sites scheduled through the call center include the DOH-Marion Ocala office (1801 SE 32nd Ave.) and the College of Central Florida Hampton Center (1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala).
352-629-0137
Info.Marion@FLHealth.gov
Mailing Address
1801 SE 32nd Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471-5532

Attention Residents:

Message To Residents: COVID-19 Update
On Florida Executive Order 20-123

May 15, 2020

Notice To Residents: May 15, 2020

The Recreation and The Lodge office is currently working on issuing refunds to all residents that purchased tickets for events or trips in March, April, May, or June. Residents will be receiving phone calls with a scheduled date and time for your refunds.

Attention Residents:

OTOW Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Update: May 15, 2020

Marion County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management, Marion County Fire Rescue and the Florida Department of Health Marion County are conducting Covid-19 Drive Through Testing by Appointment Only in On Top of the World Communities, at the Arbor Conference Center on May 26th and 27th. To receive the test, you must call for an appointment. The Covid-19 appointment line is 352-369-7500 and is available from May 18th to May 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm. The test is free, no symptoms needed to be tested, and you must have a valid ID. 200 appointments will be scheduled each test day. Test results will take several days to come back. You will receive results by phone. A flyer is attached for more details and directions. You may also call 352-644-2590 for any questions.

Attention Residents:

OTOW Reopen Plan – Phase 1:
May 01, 2020

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:
April 29, 2020

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:
April 24, 2020

Message To Residents

Construction Gate (for contractors) at the West End of SW 80th St. Temporarily Closed: April 10th, 2020

The Construction Gate (for contractors) at the West End of SW 80th St. is closed temporarily for relocating the gate house and an extension of the roadway. Construction traffic will be heavier within the community until the work is completed. We expect the gate to reopen no later than August and are working diligently to move this date ahead. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

Notice To Residents

Enviro Shred Event Cancelled!

The Enviro Shred Event scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Recreation parking lot has been cancelled! This event will be rescheduled at a later date!

FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-91

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  April 06, 2020

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: FAQs for EXECUTIVE ORDER 20-91.

Message To Residents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  April 02, 2020

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents – Stay at Home Order.

Message To Residents

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 31, 2020

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Update: Message to Residents of On Top of the World.

Attention Residents:

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update & Executive Order:
March 25, 2020

As we at On Top of the World continue to closely monitor information surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak, we want to assure residents that the first and most important priority is to protect the health and safety of the community, including residents and employees. Please click the links below to view the latest update from On Top of the World and the Executive Order issued today by Governor DeSantis.
PLEASE CALL 352-236-6869 OR EMAIL OTOWSERVICE@OTOWFL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Do Not Flush

DO NOT FLUSH NOTICE FROM BAY LAUREL CENTER
March 23, 2020

Click the link below to view the latest notice to residents from Bay Laurel Center CDD:

Emergency Alerts

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PLEASE VISIT: ALERTMARION.COM TO SIGN UP TODAY!

Closure Notice

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Closure Notice:
March 20, 2020

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND OTHER STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES THIS FACILITY/AMENITY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  ANY USE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.  ANY USE BY YOU DURING THIS CLOSURE WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
PLEASE CALL 352-236-6869 OR EMAIL OTOWSERVICE@OTOWFL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING LINKS

Facilities Closures

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 17, 2020

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Facilities Closures update for On Top of the World.

Resident Services

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update:  March 16, 2020

Due to the CDC recommendation to exercise social distancing with every intention of protecting people against the spread of the virus, Residents needing to utilize Resident Services at Friendship Commons should consider  contacting The office by phone, 352-236-OTOW (6869) or otowservice@otowfl.com in lieu of visiting.  If you receive a voicemail while representatives are busy, you will receive a call back the same day barring no unknown circumstances. Every attempt is made to respond to emails within the same day as well.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Update: March 11th, 2020

On Top of the World Communities is in frequent communication with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County to ensure that we have the most up to date information possible for our residents and employees.   A management team from On Top of the World met with the Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in Marion County on Thursday March 5 to discuss best management practices for handling this stressful time. 
At this time, the Department of Health (DOH) is not recommending the cancellation of any shows, clubs or events.  However, the DOH is suggesting that you avoid crowds, as much as possible, especially if you are at a higher risk for serious illness due to a serious long-term health problem or if you are immunosuppressed.
We recommend that anyone seeking the most accurate and current information about the COVID-19/Corona Virus review the following websites:  www.FloridaHealth.gov and the www.CDC.gov
The Florida Department of Health has a telephone hotline for any urgent concerns or questions:   Florida Coronavirus Hotline: 866.779.6121
On Top of the World Communities is implementing the recommended protocols from the President’s Coronavirus Task Force.  Employees and residents must take extra precautions to protect themselves and others from spreading the virus.   The precautions we are taking and recommending include:

• Stop handshaking – use other noncontact methods of greeting

Clean hands at the door, and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email

Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly

Utilize pleated filters for air conditioning systems

Limit Food Sharing

Stay at home if you are sick

Self-quarantine if a sick family member is at home

The President’s Coronavirus Task Force protocols and recommendations are available atwww.coronavirus.gov
The maintenance department as well as each department within OTOW has stepped up the frequency of disinfecting high touch areas within our facilities—doors, handrails, phones, pens, chairs, etc.
Our most important goal is to keep our community safe and as such we are taking this issue seriously. We will continue to monitor communications from the CDC and will update our processes and procedures accordingly. 

It is every individual’s responsibility to take this matter seriously and participate in protecting each other.