Limited Opening of Deck at Clubhouse


November 11, 2020

Dear Snowden Overlook Community,

The SOCA Board is announcing a limited opening of the upper deck of the clubhouse for use by our residents.  In order to enjoy this opportunity there are strict rules that you will need to follow.

  1. Residents need to have on their orange wristbands. If you did not sign our waiver and receive a wristband, you may do so by going to the clubhouse during working hours.  Carol or Christy will accept the waiver and dispense your wristband.  The waiver form is attached or pick one from box outside the front clubhouse door.  Sorry, no guests allowed on deck.


  1. Masks need to be worn except for drinking or eating. Please continue use of mask after eating, etc.


  1. Chairs are arranged for 6 feet social distancing in circles of 6 with 1 configured table of 8 (of paired chairs for couples) and 1 configured table for 6. The distance is marked on deck floor under chairs. Do not move chairs.  There are 5 circles, 3 under awning and 2 in open area. Circles under the deck do not have large tables, only small side tables. Deck curtains will be left open.  The use of heaters will be at the discretion of Carol and Christy.
  1. The use of the deck is limited to weekday office hours 9am to 5pm. The deck will be closed on weekends, holidays and nights except for SOCA events.


  1. Carol or Christy will check you onto deck. Please ring bell at deck gate for their assistance.


  1. Sanitizing station and wipes will be available. Please use them.


  1. Reminder: the clubhouse will still be closed so the bathrooms are unavailable.





Clubhouse CLOSED Until Further Notice


Subject: Closing the SO Clubhouse due to Coronavirus


Snowden Overlook Residents:

We regret to inform you that the clubhouse, including the gym is being closed today. Please do not try to enter the clubhouse.

The number of cases of coronavirus in Maryland continues to rise, and the first cases have now been reported in Howard County. The Governor has required restaurants, bars and gyms to close. More generally, the recommendations from CDC concerning gatherings of people were recently modified to limit them to 50 people for at least the next eight weeks. (This recommendation is for all persons, and does not reflect additional concerns about persons of advancing age or poor health.) As a result, the clubhouse will be closed to all use by residents or guests, starting immediately. In the near term, this means, among other things, that the Coffee with Carol scheduled for March 18, and the “Sip and Bits” scheduled for March 26 have been canceled. Any payments made for the latter will be returned.

The clubhouse staff may begin working from home at times. Calls to the office for information will continue to be answered to the extent possible.

Board of Directors

Snowden Overlook Community Association