Governor Greg Abbott filed Executive Order 21 on May 5, 2020 relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to Open Texas in response to the COVID-19 disaster. We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting news about reopening of the community pool. The pool is set to reopen on Friday, May 8th, but will be limited to 25% capacity.
The Pool Annex capacity is limited to 36 persons inside the pool annex at one time. Residents will be responsible for self-monitoring the total number present before entering. While in the pool annex you will need to practice social distancing and limit your time at the pool to 2 hours to allow more families to use the pool per day that wish to. The splash pad will remain closed at this time to allow completion of construction on part of the fence being replaced due to rust caused by continued overspray. When the project is finished the splash pad will reopen. Weather permitting, the contractor expects to be completed by next Friday. Pool parties will not be scheduled on the pool calendar or allowed until further notice. Entering the Pool Annex will be at your own risk and the Association does not guarantee anyone’s safety from COVID-19.
Below is a summary from this order concerning reopening community pools and a link to the website:
“Reopened services” shall consist of the following to the extent they are not already “essential services:”
- Starting on Friday, May 8, 2020:
- Swimming pools; provided, however, that outdoor swimming pools may operate at up to 25 percent of normal operating limits as determined by the pool operator (found on page 4 of the executive order).
This executive order does not prohibit people from accessing essential or reopened services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to the grocery store or gas station; providing or obtaining other essential or reopened services; visiting swimming pools, parks, beaches, rivers, or lakes; hunting or fishing; or engaging in physical activity like jogging, bicycling, or other outdoor sports, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID- 19 and to minimize in-person contact with people who are not in the same household (found on page 6 of the executive order).
Thank you in advance for all the cooperation during these difficult times.