The state’s coronavirus-related restrictions on public pools have expired, meaning they are now able to open.
But several metro Atlanta cities and counties do not plan to open their pools for Memorial Day weekend due to the pandemic. Brookhaven’s reopening date for its pools is still “to be determined.” In recent meetings, DeKalb County officials have said they have not yet made a decision on when to reopen county pools.
Gwinnett County announced it is not opening its public pools for Memorial Day weekend, but plans to offer some indoor pools for lap swimming by appointment only.
The Georgia Department of Public Health recently released a seven-page guidance document for public pools, recommending procedures for social distancing, keeping public spaces and furniture clean and keeping sick people from using facilities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there's no evidence that the coronavirus can be spread in swimming pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas.
Tucker assumed responsibility for Kelley Cofer Park pool from DeKalb County in 2018. The city acquired the privately owned Smoke Rise Bath & Racquet Club on Glacier Drive earlier this year.
Both pools will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week; Cofer will close for maintenance on Tuesdays and Smoke Rise will close on Wednesdays. Residents can purchase daily or annual pool passes online.
— Staff reporter Amanda C. Coyne contributed to this report.
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