We want you to be aware of the extra efforts we are making to keep Sandy Cove as safe and healthy an environment as possible, as we take all reasonable measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are following the guidance provided by the CDC and local health departments and ask you and/or your family to follow all current state and local regulations as well.
All guests will fill out a 5 question screening form at check in, showing that they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, guests will sign off on an “Assumption of Risk” form, indicating they understand possible risks of being here and that though Sandy Cove is taking many precautions, we cannot guarantee that anyone won’t get sick. (You may review that document HERE)
All staff fill out the same 5 question screening form each day when reporting to work, and also get their temperature checked daily as well.
Anyone with symptoms will be prohibited from working / staying and instead will be isolated and/or sent home.
Guests over 5 years old are asked to comply with State regulations by wearing a mask while indoors in common areas (outside of guest rooms) Reasonable efforts to have 2-5 years olds wear masks inside are encouraged as well. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason, please wait to come to Sandy Cove until restrictions have been eased
All staff will wear masks when indoors, unless working alone in their offices. Staff will wear masks outdoors when interacting with guests, and distancing is not possible.
Social distancing of at least 6 feet is expected between non-family groups, and certain areas are marked with tape on the floor to aid in this practice.
We have strengthened our standard cleaning procedures, while adding increased frequency measures for things such as wiping down common touchpoints and activity equipment.
Food preparation continues to follow or exceed all Maryland health department regulations. Our food service team is cleaning high-traffic areas, workstations, and equipment more than required using CDC and EPA approved food-grade cleaner and sanitizer. All food service staff are required to wash their hands and change their gloves between each task or every fifteen minutes when doing the same task.
Unstaffed outdoor activities such as disc golf, basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard, mini golf and tennis will be available. You may disinfect equipment with the wipes provided at each activity, or sign equipment out from the front desk that has been disinfected for you. If you would prefer not to use shared equipment, you are welcome to bring your own.
Palmer activity center will be open each day as well, though masks should be worn, as it is a common indoor area.
Adventure activities will continue to have age limits and require waivers. Cleaning and disinfecting protocols will be initiated by staff, to keep equipment safe for participants.
The marina will be open Mon – Sat through Labor Day, then Saturdays through October 17, with canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, etc. available for use, weather permitting. All life jackets and paddles will be cleaned and disinfected between each guest use. If you would prefer not to use shared equipment, you may also bring your own United States Coast Guard approved Type II or Type III life jackets.
Our main pool complex will be open through Labor Day. Current Maryland guidelines require Sandy Cove to limit the number of guests at the pool to 125 people, as well as maintain appropriate physical distancing while on the pool deck. Pool hours are Mon - Sat, 1-5 pm. Towel service at the pool will be unavailable this summer. Please pack towels for you and/or your family to use at the pool. After Labor Day, the enclosed sports pool will be available, with a capacity of 26 people.
Because the situation with COVID-19 continues to change daily, we will adapt and adjust our protocols and procedures as we follow the guidance provided by the CDC and local health departments in our efforts to help keep our guests and staff safe.
You and/or your family will be asked to follow all current state and local regulations as long as they are in place. Parents are responsible for their children’s compliance with these regulations and therefore, children need to be with one or both parents at all times.
Ultimately, the choice for you and/or your family to come to Sandy Cove is a personal one, and entirely up to you. If you are uncomfortable for any reason with protocols in place, unable to participate in any of the expectations we are asking of the community, or fall into a “high risk” category relative to COVID-19, including being unable to wear a mask for medical reasons, we ask that you wait to attend until a time when fewer restrictions may be required.