Snellville opening public pool at Briscoe Park with precautions

Snellville recently unveiled its Fiscal Year 2021 budget. (Courtesy City of Snellville)
Snellville recently unveiled its Fiscal Year 2021 budget. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

The city of Snellville is opening the public pool at T.W. Briscoe Park on May 29, but with new coronavirus-related precautions in place.

The city has adopted guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to operate the pool while preventing the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Guests can come for two-hour sessions, starting at noon, 2:15 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Social distancing will be enforced and guests are encouraged to wear masks when they are not in the pool.

Guests should bring their own towels, chairs and goggles, as there will be none provided, the city said in a release. No tables will be out on the pool deck, and unnecessary floatation devices, noodles and toys are discouraged by city officials.

Packaged snacks will be available for purchase, and all city employees will wear masks while on the job. Concessions workers and employees dealing with frequently touched surfaces will also wear gloves.

People experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 and people refusing to comply with social distancing will be asked to leave. The city asks anyone experiencing symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and a loss of smell or taste not to come to the pool, as all those symptoms are associated with the virus.

The pool will be open from noon to 8:45 p.m. May 29 to June 7. From June 7 to Sept. 7, the pool will be open noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 8:45 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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