San Diego County Guidance to Prepare for Re-Opening Association Pools When Permitted

By Jacquelyn E. Quinn, Esq.

San Diego County has not yet approved the re-opening of association pools, but the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued guidance in preparation for when pools are approved to re-open in Stage 3 of California’s Resilience Roadmap.

The guidelines can be found here: Public Swimming Operations During COVID-19 Guidance. According to the San Diego DEH these guidelines are consistent with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although, the guidelines could be modified by the California Department of Public Health when the State issues its guidance for re-opening pools.

The guidelines require increased disinfection and social distancing to protect pool facility users. Additionally, when pools are approved to re-open, your association will need to complete and post a copy of the County’s Safe Re-Opening Plan. Section E of the Safe Re-Opening Plan must be filled in with a description of the precautions your association has implemented to meet the measures in the Public Swimming Operations During COVID-19 Guidance.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus