Guidance for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19
CDC is not aware of any scientific reports of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or other treated aquatic venues.
The following guidance highlights steps operators of public treated aquatic venues can take to help protect their staff and patrons, both in and out of the water, and prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Public treated aquatic venues can be operated by:
- Apartment complexes
- Homeowners’ associations
- Hotels and motels
- Membership clubs (for example, gyms)
- City or county governments
Operators of public treated aquatic venues can determine, in collaboration with local health officials, if and how to implement this guidance, making adjustments to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community. This guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any local, state, territorial, federal, or tribal laws, rules, or regulations with which operators must comply.