OPENING NJ INDOOR POOL INSTRUCTIONS/INFORMATION
July 3, 2020
|Update - opening indoor pools|
Friends and Colleagues
As many of you have likely already heard, there have been some significant updates in our goal to return to indoor water within NJ.
Please find the links below which may better prepare you as you coordinate with your respective facilities and local DOH departments.
As a LSC and leaders in the aquatics space within NJ we should remain compliant with all regulations established so as to better position our sport for continued opportunities to both operate and decrease restrictions moving forward.
Thank you for all of you and your team’s ongoing efforts for the broader aquatic community. As a society in the state of NJ we are better protected with access for purposeful use of developmental water.
While we are all still in the early hours of this return to water process, we do now appear to have a path to September and beyond!!
Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday weekend.
Are swimming pools open? What are the social distancing requirements and restrictions?
Last Updated: 07/02/2020
As of July 2, indoor and outdoor pools can both reopen, subject to mitigation protocols. Summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6. Pools must follow the appropriate requirements from Executive Order No. 153, Executive Order No. 157, and the Department of Health's Executive Directive 20-022 and COVID-19 Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards, including developing and implementing a COVID-19 Pool Operation Prevention Plan that must be submitted to and approved by the local health authority.
What to Expect at Pools
The following summarizes some of the protocols contained in EO 153, EO 157, and DOH ED 20-022 and Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards. However, this summary is not a replacement for fully complying with the terms of EO 153, EO 157, DOH ED 20-022, and DOH standards and businesses should read the full guidance carefully to ensure full compliance.
Health and safety standards required for reopening pools include:
In addition, indoor pool facilities must:
For more information, refer to the Department of Health's COVID-19 Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards.
Source: Governor's Remarks 6/8/20; Executive Order No 153; Executive Order No. 157, DOH Executive Directive 20-022 and COVID-19 Pools and Aquatic Recreation Facility Standards,
Berkeley Aquatic Club CEO & Head Coach www.berkeleyaquaticclub.com
New Jersey Swimming General Chair www.njswim.org
Eastern Zone Coach Director www.easternzoneswimming.org
USA Swimming Age Group Development Committee www.usaswimming.org
USA Swimming Zone Directors' Council Committee Chair www.usaswimming.org