Alton pool to remain closed for 2020 season

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Alton City Council made the difficult decision to not open the city pool for the 2020 season. Factors that contributed to the decision included new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and training for lifeguards not being available. Some CDC guidelines include providing guides to make sure staff, patrons and swimmers stay at least six feet apart from those they do not live with, in and out of the water; discouraging sharing of items that are difficult to clean such as googles, nose clips and snorkels; ensuring all surfaces are disinfected on a regular basis; posting signs on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and regular announcements about prevention as well as staggering or rotating staff shifts.
Renee Janes

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