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Pools in Council Bluffs to reopen with restrictions

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 18:22:38-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) — Starting Monday, June 15, public pools in Council Bluffs will be reopening with some restrictions and requirements for those who would like to use them.

In a release, the city said pools will open but for lap swimming only and a reservation will be required. You can place a reservation by calling Katelman at 712-328-4939 or Pirate Cove at 712-328-4694.

The city says you can expect the following:

  • NO RESERVATION, NO ENTRY. A limited number of people will be admitted daily. Do not come if you do not have a pre-booked reservation. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ADMITTED
  • TEMPERATURE CHECK BEFORE ENTRY. No one with a temperature greater than 100.4 will be admitted.
  • BRING A FACE-COVERING or purchase one on-site for $1.00 (cash or check). You must wear a face-covering when you cannot maintain six feet of physical distancing when outdoors or in the bathhouses.
  • You will be asked to leave if you do not follow all the guidelines laid out by the City of Council Bluffs. These rules were developed in conjunction with the CDC, state, and county health authorities.

Operating hours:

  • Open daily (weather permitting), beginning Monday, June 15th for lap swimming only.
  • Three session times available for lap swim only: Session 1-- 9:00-11:30; Session 2-- 12:00-2:30; Session 3-- 3:00-5:30

Reservation guidelines:

  • Reservations must be made at least 40 minutes - 48 hours in advance
  • Reservations are taken by phone only (no walk-ins)
  • No more than 4 people per reservation
  • Limit of 1 reservation per day
  • Do not arrive before your reservation

While using swimming facilities, the following will be required of guests:

  • Wear a face covering when you cannot maintain six feet of physical distancing outdoors and in designated areas.
  • Follow strict physical distancing guidelines.
  • Congregating in the poll and parking lot areas are strictly prohibited.
  • Stay home if you are sick or high risk.
  • Leave immediately if you begin to show signs or symptoms of illness.
  • Shower with soap prior to entering the pool area will be required. We recommend you arrive dressed in your swimming attire.
  • Do not move any chairs, they are strategically placed for social distancing.

Council Bluffs said the above is subject to change if Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issues new executive orders.