The health and safety of our staff, members and community is our top priority. We appreciate your patience, cooperation and flexibility as we all work through these trying times. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire staff, families, membership, state and nation while we continue to evolve through these changes to combat COVID-19
With the recent federal announcements regarding social distancing extending through April 30, 2020 and the State of Michigan possibly extending critical dates of COVID-19 mitigation measures, Sandy Pines is in the process of evaluating the possible impact to our anticipated April 15, 2020 season opening. One of these options that we must consider is an extended delay.
As a reminder to our members, based on last week’s Executive Order No. 2020-21 issued by the State of Michigan and the Office of the Governor on March 23, 2020, Sandy Pines and Lake Monterey Golf Course are closed. In coordination with Allegan County and travel restrictions put in place by 36 of 50 states, we are discouraging travel of any kind and recommending all members remain at their current homes until all such restrictions have been lifted.
In addition, Executive Order No. 2020-20 closed many places of public accommodations. Such public accommodations include recreation centers, libraries, golf courses, including the facilities of private membership clubs. Grocery stores are permitted to stay open, so long as they follow the guidelines. For the safety and security of our staff and our community, Sandy Pines’ places of public accommodation that are required to be closed are closed. This includes Lake Monterey Golf Course, which remains closed. All park entry gates are closed and we’re screening all members at the main gate. Any members not approved for entry will be turned away. All our facilities and playgrounds are closed to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
We understand that many of you would love to return to Sandy Pines, especially since we’re all starting to get stir crazy. We realize Sandy Pines is a summer home to many, but please understand returning to the park before restrictions are lifted puts our staff and community at risk. It also potentially extends the time frame in which closures may have to occur. Now is not the time to take any unnecessary risks not only for ourselves but for others. Please be patient. Please stay where you are until such time that is safe and recommended to get back out and about again. As soon as our places of public accommodation may re-open, we will do so.
We believe these restrictions are absolutely necessary to maintain the safety of our staff, members, and our community. We did not make these decisions lightly or without reviewing the federal, State of Michigan, local government or CDC requirements, and recommendations.
Please continue to visit our website at SandyPines.com/COVID19. For answers not found online, please contact our Public Safety Office at Security@SandyPines.com or at 616.896.8315. We’re also available to help with any questions you may have by email or phone. We will get through this by working together. God bless and stay safe!
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The Park Is Closed We’ve been receiving many questions regarding our Park Closure based off the update we posted earlier this week at sandypines.com/covid19closure. Based on Federal social distancing restrictions, State stay at home orders, and travel restrictions Sandy Pines and Lake Monterey Golf Course is closed. We are monitoring all entries and only allowing…
The health and safety of our staff, members, and community is our top priority. We appreciate your patience, cooperation and flexibility as we all work through these trying times together. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the entire staff, families, membership, state, and nation while we continue to evolve through these changes to combat COVID-19.…
From Governor Whitmer On Monday, March 23, Governor Whitmer instituted Executive Order No. 2020-21, which states that to suppress the spread of COVID-19, to prevent the state’s health care system from being overwhelmed, to allow time for the production of critical test kits, ventilators, and personal protective equipment, and to avoid needless deaths, it is…
The March 2020 Board of Directors meeting was closed to Board Members and staff attendance only to eliminate the possible spread of the Coronavirus. The meeting was videotaped and is now available for viewing here, on the Sandy Pines YouTube Page and on Sandy Pines Channel 27.2. Meeting Agenda March 20, 2020 – 2:00 PM…
With the COVID-19 situation changing quickly in Michigan and based on the latest Executive Order issued by the State of Michigan and the Office of the Governor, Sandy Pines and Lake Monterey Golf Course will be implementing the following through April 1, 2020. Sandy Pines Administration Office open by appointment only starting March 18, 2020.…
The safety, health and well-being of our employees and members are a top priority. Without all of you, Sandy Pines and Lake Monterey Golf Course cannot truly be Our Happy Place! With the rising concern of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the rapid changes that are taking place due to this illness, Sandy Pines Recreational Community and…
Please contact Member Service at 616.896.8315 ext 0 if you have questions regarding COVID-19 and the steps we're taking to keep our community safe.
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