Delaware Governor John Carney approved the start of recovery Phase 2 effective June 15th. State requirements in Phase 2 can be found here.
Key items from those guidelines as adopted for Sea Colony are:
Wearing cloth face coverings where social distancing can not be maintained (e.g. beach crossovers, walking on west paths, etc.), regularly washing hands
Social distancing of 6 ft for people who are not part of the household and 10 ft for beach umbrellas, •staying home when sick, utilizing the hand sanitizer stations located throughout the community
Allowing some locations currently operating at 30% of fire code occupancy to move to 60%,
Recommending all vulnerable individuals continue to shelter in place until Phase 3, and their families should take precautions to isolate from them.
Good News: Weather permitting, the beach is fully staffed and guarded. Umbrellas and chairs are available at three stations from 10 am to 5:30 pm daily. Due to cleaning requirements and staffing, the bathrooms will close when the beach closes.
Starting June 13, the Sea Colony trams, will begin daily service using safe distancing protocols. All owners, guests and renters must display their badges when using the trams. Please be patient and allow travel time in both directions given the reduced tram capacity. Consider using On-Demand Parking, information is on the Owners section of the website. You need to sign in to access this owner information.
On June 15
Occupancy jumps from 30% to 60% at the pools, the Beach Shoppe, and the Tennis Pro Shop.
Tennis - All clay and outdoor courts will be open. Court reservations begin at 8 am and are for 1 hour; two homeowners are required for 2 hours. Reservations are returning to an “on the hour” schedule. The indoor courts are now open on an every-other-court basis. Courts 1, 4 and 6 are available for social and programmed play. Open play for pickleballalso begins. Four pickleball courts are available for reservations on courts 15 and 16 from 8 am to 6:30 pm. Clinics are scheduled Monday, Wednesday and Friday at noon. Private lessons also are available upon request. More info on seacolonytennis.net.
Fitness - The Freeman Fitness Center is adding outdoor Aqua Zumba and Water Aerobics classes; for schedules, click here!
And There’s More!
Starting June 27, remaining east side Ocean Pools 1 and 4 will be open to badge-holders from 10 am to 6 pm, along with the other heated, oceanside pools. Go to https://www.seacolony.com/pool-schedule for a complete schedule, including cleaning all of the amenity “touch points,” by Sea Colony Housekeeping staff, trained to use CDC protocols and disinfectants on a two-hour scheduled bases from 7 am to 10 pm daily.
Not Changing: Indoor Freeman Fitness Center occupancy remains at 30% and the Edgewater Fitness remains closed due to social distancing limitations. The FreemanFitness Center Scheduler enables owners and renters to schedule a workout time at seacolony.com/fit-scheduler. There is a 10-minute grace period, after which a reserved time will be given to the next person on the waiting list. If you want to exercise but cannot make it to the Freeman Fitness Center, we’ve provided on demand workouts with Freeman Fitness Center Certified Personal Trainers Sean Lewis and Mike Pitts on YouTube.com. Find the channel here. There are more than 50 videos in our virtual library, with content updated weekly.
The playgrounds and basketball courts remain closed for now due to cleaning requirements, and restrictions on contact sports. But when there are changes, you can learn about them on Sea Colony’s official Facebook page, @SeaColonyDE, the Sea Colony app, and seacolony.com!
Also, owners’ dogs are not permitted on the Sea Colony beach from May 15 to October 1. All owner pets must be registered at the Sea Colony Beach Shoppe and display a current Sea Colony tag. Consult Policies & Rules here.
Log on to www.seacolony.com, and www.seacolonytennis.net, and follow on Facebook @SeaColonyDE, @FreemanFitnessCenter, and @SeaColonyTennis. We’ll update amenity openings, hours, occupancy, activities and the News when something changes. Use the Sea Colony app (Sea Colony in My Pocket, available at the Apple and Android app store) to stay in the know. Also be sure to view the popular Tram Tracker, which will tell you where the trams are, also available on the Sea Colony app.
There’s no doubt this summer is unique, but it is full of potential, fun, learning experiences and opportunities. We thank you for your understanding and patience during the summer of 2020.