It’s encouraging to see that the COVID-19 pandemic is being well managed in Washington and British Columbia. As mentioned in the March 25 blog, Snowater is virtually locked down during Phase 1 of Washington’s re-opening plan. Our plans to re-open will closely reflect Governor Inslee’s Phased Approach.
Currently in Phase 1, there is very little homeowner activity on our property. The Office and Common Buildings are closed, no rental or exchanges are encouraged, a handful of long-term residents are onsite, and a handful of owners have come to their condo for a break. Our skeleton staff is onsite to provide ongoing admin, security and maintenance services, while overseeing major work on the Roofing and Chimney Chase project.
Phase 2 – The Governor may suggest a move to Phase 2 before Memorial Day. When that happens, the tennis and sports courts would be re-opened. While non-essential travel would still be discouraged, we suspect a few owners might escape to their Snowater getaway.
Phase 3 Openings – Office, Exchanges and Indoor Recreation
When Phase 3 is finally given the go-ahead, in late June at the earliest, we will re-open the Office and some of our indoor facilities including pools, fitness room and games rooms (spas and sauna will have to wait ’til Phase 4). Also, in Phase 3, we would open up timeshare exchanges and rentals and hopefully, the border might be open.
Of course, we don’t know when the Governor will suggest moving to the next stage. These are extraordinary times. Be smart, stay safe, and we hope to see you soon.
Thanks for the update. Hopefully the border will reopen in June, so Canadians will be able to enjoy Snowater in the coming phases of re-opening as well. My kids and I have been swimming in Birch Bay a couple of times already, and looking forward to a warm enough day at Snowater for a quick dip in the Nooksack North Fork.