Southern Boone Community Pool – Safety Plan (approved by the Boone Hounty Health Department) May 27, 2020
Pool (80’x30) with entry at 3’ depth with 4 steps and handrail. 3’ gravitated to 10’ depth.
low 10’ diving board located in the 10’ depth end of the pool.
portable 7’ slide with height of 5’ located in the 3’ ft end of the pool
2 pool ladders located on 10’ ft end on either side
Kiddie Pool (10’’x8’) with 2 one step entry; locked gate entry; completely gated from dining area and large pool with a tarp to cover the fencing. It has its own pump and chlorinator.
Lifeguard stands – 2 stands; 6 ft tall; located on west side of large pool; one at 15’ depth; one at 4’ depth.
Two restrooms – open doorway, both have a shower and sink. Girls have 2 stalls; Boys have 2 urinals & 1 stall.
Pool concession stand building. Employee entry only. Three concession windows with screens. Plastic covers the screens. Entry admission is a split door, of which the bottom is closed at all times.
Signage: At the entry of the pool, the safety procedures will be posted including all noted procedures below. On the signage will be the website and phone of the Ashland Community Pool including the pool committee members, emails and phone numbers. The pool committee is listed below. There will be a lifeguard manager and lifeguards on duty at the time the pool is open to the public. The management team consists of: Mary Grover, Tristan John, Ezra Ortbals and Katie Duncan. A manager will be on duty at all times.
Masks: All lifeguards and pool committee volunteers will wear masks at all times (only exception: when a guard is on the lifeguard stand).
Entry to the pool: All patrons will be asked to sign in before entry into the pool, providing their name of all members of their party as well as the contact number of the responsible party. Each patron will answer a series of questions (equivalent to questions asked of the Missouri State employees before entry into the Truman Building in Jefferson City) including but not limited to: 1) Are you sick today? 2) Is anyone in your household been sick? 3) Have you traveled in the past 3 months? This information will be used for contact tracing if needed and maintained for record keeping.
Restrooms: One patron at a time will be allowed to enter.
Loungers/chairs/deck furniture: These will be spaced 6’ ft apart for social distancing. A guard will be monitoring this when there is a shift change, thus will remind patrons if needed.
Pool: Lifeguards on stands and walking around the pool will monitor the pool and deck to ensure that social distancing is practiced. Kiddie Pool: We will limit attendance to one family at a time. The kiddie pool will be included in the pool monitoring process.
Concession Stand: A plastic barrier is located between the pool staff and patrons. Patrons will be asked to distance 6’ ft from the person in front of them. There will be indicators on the flooring to indicate where patrons can stand in line. We have space for 2 patrons per picnic table in the dining room area. An ‘X’ will be placed on the seating so patrons know where they can sit. Patrons are welcome to utilize the table outside the pool facility or the nearby city park for eating as well. At this time, the concession stand will sell prepackaged items only, thus condiments/dishwashing/utensils will not be utilized. All concessions workers will have plastic gloves on at all times.
Disinfecting/Sanitizing Procedures: Pool staff/lifeguards will disinfect all hand touching surfaces at opening, pool breaks (once per hour: 10 minutes til) and closing. This includes but is not limited to the following: restroom sinks, toilets and urinals, restroom stall doors, diving board hand rails, pool ladders handles, pool entry handrail, pool slide handrails, lifeguard stand handrails, concession stand counters, dining room tabletops, loungers (depending on use). The disinfecting solution used will be prepared with 4 teaspoons bleach/quarter water or 5 tablespoons bleach/gallon water. Spray bottles with this solution will be located for the staff’s use.
Public self-sanitizing station: There will be hand sanitizer located on the concession stand and there will be stand with sanitizer located at the end of the dining area/entry of the kiddie area. he pool will have a hand sanitizer station set up at the pool for patrons as well as hand sanitizer at the concession stand .
Swim Lessons: These are limited to 10 swimmers per session. The guards will ensure that swimmers are located 6’ apart at all times. For any segments of lessons that will require physical contact (Parent-Tot; Level 1, 2 or 3), a parent/guardian will be in the pool to assist with that segment of the lesson. The instructor will not be in physical contact with the swimmer.
Ashland Optimist Club Pool Committee
Chairperson/Ashland Optimist Club President: Melissa Bonderer
Pool Committee Members:
Sam & Cindy Gunter
The Boone county Health Department states: “There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can survive in properly disinfected swimming pool water”
This plan is in effect until at least June 22 when COVID-19 regulations may be revised