chat loading...

COVID-19, Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2

This guide reflects current and past information on COVID-19, Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, SARS-CoV-2

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19

Updated July 15, 2020
 

There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of recreational waters. Follow safe swimming practices along with social distancing and everyday preventative actions to protect yourself.

As public aquatic venues open in some areas, CDC offers the following considerations for the safety of those who operate, manage, and use public pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds.

Public aquatic venues can be operated and managed by:

  • City or county governments
  • Apartment complexes
  • Membership clubs (for example, gyms)
  • Schools
  • Waterparks
  • Homeowners’ associations

All decisions about implementing these considerations should be made locally, in collaboration with local health officials. Operators of public aquatic venues can consult with local officials to determine if and how to implement these considerations while adjusting them to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local jurisdiction. Their implementation should also be informed by what is feasible, practical, and acceptable.

UA-42961638-1