Client Alert on Reopening Swimming PoolsDrew Hendricks
We recognize there is great confusion amongst community associations as to whether and how soon HOAs may “reopen” their swimming pools in light of governmental COVID-19 restrictions. This confusion has arisen because of highly unclear and often internally inconsistent guidance both at the state and local level. However, California’s Department of Public Health (“CDPH”) has finally publicized clear restrictions on swimming pools.
The CDPH website, available at https://covid19.ca.gov/
In summary, as of May 19, 2020, HOAs anywhere in California are not permitted to open their community pools. If a community decides to reopen its pool at this time, it would run the risk of enforcement by health authorities and, of course, heightened liability in the event the pool transmits the infection. While we expect pools to open as part of “Phase 3”, the State has not yet provided unequivocal word on when swimming pools will be allowed to reopen. Members who share our disappointment regarding this continued closure of our community pools are encouraged to review the https://covid19.ca.gov/
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Michael Alti, Esq.
Community Legal Advisors Inc.