May 22, 2020
To: All Homeowners/Residents
From: Sammamish Bluffs Homeowners’ Association Board of Directors
Update on Closures Due to Corona Virus/Covid 19
As we continue to work our way through the challenges of doing our part to help ensure the safety and well-being of our homeowners and residents, the Board has been discussing the rules and guidelines for our on-site recreational resources. Below is an update on those items:
The pool will remain closed until further notice. We recognize that State guidelines currently suggest that outdoor recreational facilities can potentially open sometime during Phase 3 of Washington’s Phased Approach to re-opening the State. However, there is planning and preparation for a phased opening of the pool that will need to occur, and we cannot begin that planning and prep work until guidelines from King County are released. We understand that the pool is a favorite pastime for residents during the summer, and we apologize for the inconvenience. However, we ask that you do your part to help keep yourselves and your neighbors safe by being patient while we work through issues that have never had to address before now.
The Cabana will continue to remain closed until at least Phase 3. As with the pool, we anticipate specific rules and guidelines will be issued for the opening of venues/meeting spaces. Once those are available, the Board will need to determine how to move forward with the opening of the Cabana. We anticipate that, at a minimum, there will be new cleaning guidelines for both the renter/homeowner and the Association that will need to be followed. There may also be additional rental fees to cover the costs related to re-opening the Cabana for event rental.
Tennis Court and Play Area
Unfortunately, as with the above, the Tennis Court and the Play Area will remain closed until at least Phase 3. We will re-open those areas when guidelines from the State and King County are released and once we have had time to put measures into place to implement the re-opening.
In the meantime, it has been brought to our attention that while children are not using the Play Area, there are some adults that are continuing to use the area as part of their exercise routine. Please note: The Play Area is closed to BOTH children and adults. It should not be in use by anyone, for any reason, at this time. This includes the benches around the play area.
We understand that the above is inconvenient and frustrating. We appreciate your continued cooperation as we all work to keep each other safe and healthy.