Recreational pools, water parks and swim beaches will be able to open at 50 percent capacity beginning May 22.
Visitors will be screened and entrances will need to be limited to control crowds. 6-foot physical distancing must also be maintained in all areas with markings at slides, diving boards and other stations.
Although families can sit together, they will need to be 6 feet away from outside family members. Markings will need to be made to note distancing at slides, diving boards and other stations. Pool chemistry should be maintained with twice-daily pH testing and high touch areas should be disinfected frequently.
Furthermore, lifeguard training can begin today.
“Lifeguard training is important because the lifeguard is there to save lives. But, in this instance, we also want them to monitor the capacity, to make sure health guidelines are being met, so there will be some additional training for those,” Hutchinson said.