President’s Message: Current Guidelines 3/23/2021

Kim Fuller

Good Morning Residents.

As a result of the new State Guidelines, the Board has implemented new guidelines for the opening of certain activities which is now allowed by the State and County.

Please understand that the exceptions are not always consistent. Some activities are open while others are not, for example, the gym may open indoors but the indoor pool is closed.

Indoor gatherings are now allowed for up to 3 households.

Gatherings: With the lifting of the Regional Stay at Home Order, new gathering rules are in place. Gatherings of up to 3 households are now allowed indoors or outdoors. This means residents and/or visitors from outside the HOA may visit your home.

Curfew: The Curfew of 10 pm to 5 am is no longer in effect.

Guest on Streets: Guests are allowed to use the streets and North Channel area. Residents may now walk with children, grandchildren, or friends on the streets and/or North Channel area. Visitors may bike on the streets and ride in golf carts but age restrictions on who can drive a golf cart still apply. Keep in mind the use of skateboards and scooters (or motorized skateboards and scooters) is strictly prohibited within SCSHCA streets, parking lots and common areas.

Putting Course: Guests are now allowed to use the Putting Course behind the Montecito Clubhouse. Reservations are not required for the Putting Course.

Library: The library is open for use from 9 am to 4 pm daily but is closed on Sunday. It is limited to one person at a time or people from the same household. If someone is waiting time is limited to 15 minutes. This is for residents only, so guests are not allowed. Reservations are not required to use the library.

Courts and Pools: Tennis, Pickleball, Golf, Pools, and Bocce have no changes. Outside play or visitors are allowed for golf, but visitors are not allowed for Tennis, Pickleball, Pools, or Bocce. Reservations are required to use any of these activities.

Dog Parks: There are no changes for the Dog Parks.

South Side Driving Range: The South Side of the driving range is still closed.

Masks: Remember that masks are still required at all times if 6’ social distancing cannot be maintained.

New! Gym is Open:

Capacity- The new guidelines permit the opening of the gym with 10% capacity. Here are the operating procedures.

The gyms will be open on a reservation-only basis with the following capacity limits:

Montecito-13 people

Santa Rosa-9 people

Face Masks and Social Distancing-Face Masks are required while indoors no matter what activity. Social distancing will also be required at all times.

Reservations-Each reservation will be for 45 minutes and you are limited to one reservation per day.

Arrival-You may arrive 5 minutes before your reservation time.

Departure-You must leave on time.

Temperature-Your temperature will be taken upon arrival. If it exceeds 100.0 you will not be permitted to enter or workout.

Waivers-You must sign a new waiver. The new waivers are required because of Covid. People using the online reservation system have already filled out the waiver, but residents that made a phone-in reservation need to sign the waiver. Please understand that it may take a few minutes to sign the waiver the first time you arrive and be patient.

Gym Hours:

Monday-Friday 6 AM-6 PM

Saturday/Sunday 7:30 AM-4:30 PM

Special Note regarding small equipment-All small equipment has been removed. The County order makes cleaning of small, shared equipment difficult to manage so we have removed the equipment.

Restrictions-By County order-the following will not be available: Lockers, water, showers, gatherings, chairs, and tables.

Resident ID Cards: Resident ID cards will be required to use the gym. If you don’t have one, make an appointment with the HOA office for a new card.

No Guests.

Fitness Classes: Fitness classes will be moved indoors at the Montecito Fitness Center and Santa Rosa Clubhouse.  Please note: there will be a few outdoor classes in the next three weeks. Please contact the fitness department with any questions.

Shadows Re-opening for Indoor and Outdoor dining:

Takeout and Delivery will continue. Hours for outdoor dining: 10 AM-7 PM Every day.


8 people per table maximum.

No guests.

No changing of tables even if a seat is available at another table.

Reservations with the number of people may not change when you arrive at the restaurant.

Advance Reservations Required: Residents only and residents must show their Resident ID cards upon entry or a picture ID card with address like a Driver’s License.

No Public Access.

Temperatures will be checked upon entry and if temp exceeds 100.0 you may not enter.

Masks required upon entering building.

Masks required to walk to table.

You may take your mask off once seated.

You need a mask when leaving the table for any reason, including going to the restroom.

Indoor Capacity is 24 people.

Limited Menu-Not the same as before.

The Board wishes you a safe and healthy week as we slowly move to reopen activities here at Sun City Shadow Hills.

Kim Fuller