Thursday, April 18, 2024

CDC releases considerations for aquatic venue operation during COVID-19

On May 9, the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19. The World Waterpark Association (WWA) encourages all members to read through these considerations carefully, as they will likely become the basis for reopening guidelines provided by local public health officials.

In addition, over the past few weeks, the WWA has worked closely with its partners within the CDC to amend their posted recommendations about visiting waterparks during COVID-19. Those posted guidelines have now been updated and waterparks are included in the section on safely using swimming pools and other water-related activities.

Both of these items are positive news for the waterpark industry and reflect the continuing effort being made by the WWA and its partners on behalf of its membership community.

Members are also advised to review WWA’s Aquatic Facility & Waterpark Reopening Considerations and to register for the May 14 webiner “Healthy and Safe Swimming At Public Aquatic Venues During The COVID-19 Pandemic,” featuring representatives from the CDC and the CMAHC sharing their thoughts on the guidelines that were released.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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