What CDC wants you to know before you hit the pool

Looking forward to hitting the local swimming pool for the first time this summer?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published new guidelines for operating swimming pools during the coronavirus pandemic.

“There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas,” the CDC said on its website. “Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.”

Nevertheless, the agency said, “While there is ongoing community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, it is important for individuals as well as owners and operators of these facilities to take steps to ensure health and safety.”

 

 

 

 

 

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