COVID-19 and public pools and beaches


Are you headed to a public beach or pool this summer but worried about the coronavirus pandemic?

According to the CDC, “There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people through water in these places.” The CDC says, “The virus is thought to spread mostly person-to-person, by respiratory droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.”

The CDC recommends steps to reduce your risk of getting the coronavirus while at public beaches and pools.


  • Stay 6 feet away from people you don’t live with while you’re in and out of the water
  • Wear a face covering when you’re not in the water, and bring an extra mask in case one gets wet
  • Don’t share food, equipment, or toys with people you don’t live with
  • Bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes
  • Wash your hands before and after you enter swim areas and before and after you eat or drink

For more tips from the CDC see :

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