To the Members of The Parke at Ocean Pines Home Owners Association:
Governor Hogan announced yesterday that the first stage of his Phase 3 plan for reopening Maryland will begin on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 5:00 PM. We are getting closer to reopening the Clubhouse and are more than excited to do so. As you may recall when we closed in March, it was at the direction of the Governor. Our Association Attorney verified then that we fell under the category of Senior Centers in the Governor’s directive. Per the new directive, many businesses, establishments, and organizations are opening at partial capacity but Senior Centers are not on that list. Quoting from the current directive, page 11:
Businesses, Organizations, Establishments, and Facilities Required to Close.
- Senior Centers. All senior citizen activities centers (as defined in Section 10- 501(i) of the Human Services Article of the Maryland Code) shall remain closed.
Until we hear differently, we will remain closed, but please know that we are in the process of preparing to open, we have our 4-stage plan in place, and will be ready to go when the time comes.
It has been a long spring and summer; one I hope we will never see again in our lifetime. I hope you and yours have been well and safe during this time and will be ready to get back to normal Parke activities when the time comes.
Linda Olsen, on behalf of The Parke Board of Directors