There are also additional security protocols to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus, reported Jennifer McLogan of CBS2.
“The fact that the pool is chlorinated or salted will effectively kill any virus. It will be diluted and anyone who swims in the lane next to you or is splashed with water will not be infected, “said Dr. Sharon Nachman of Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. “The answer is not water, it is going out with people near them. ”
“It’s a strange 2020. We are happy to reopen the pools. There are some limitations. There will be 50% capacity, there will be no pool chairs, “said Don Clavin, City of Hempstead supervisor.
The changing rooms and the adjacent indoor swimming pools remain closed.
Rescuers, on the other hand, are in high demand because certification courses have been blocked.
Knowing how to swim does not mean that someone is safe from drowning. Drowning is silent and can occur in seconds. With that and COVID-19 in mind, there are new CPR guidelines.
“Basically, you would put your face literally a few inches from someone else’s face. We have now transferred this to a bag mask valve, ”said Justine Anderson, aquatic coordinator for Hempstead Pools.
The bag mask valve reduces the risk of exposure.
A hand sanitizer and sunscreen will be removed at each location in the pool.
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