Virtually all public aquatic facilities in the country have been closed for a period of time by State Executive Orders due to COVID-19. A number of states and local jurisdictions have or are in the process of issuing directives easing stay at home restrictions. While the CDC has stated that properly treated pool water is not considered a vehicle for transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the risk of transmission remains present at any place of work, and any recreation facility.
The COVID-19 related information posted on this website is based on what is currently available on the virus by the CDC, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and various state and local authorities and their respective Orders. All of these are expected to change over time as more is learned. While E&A may update its information periodically, it is impossible for any one organization to keep track of all of these sources and E&A makes no assurance that any information posted on its site is up to the minute or day.
Ellis & Associates wants to emphasize that no measure or combination of measures provide a guarantee against COVID-19 transmission, or the potential liability that may arise as a result. By considering the information below as well as provided by the above sources, however, facilities can provide added levels of protection, mitigate the risk, while providing valuable recreational and educational services to their membership and community.
E&A is not a governmental or public agency. Any directives or guidance from the CDC regarding pool operation would take precedence over any E&A recommendations.
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