Cool Dell Swim and Tennis Club
Where the cool go to pool
Memo from the board:
May 21, 2020
ST. LOUIS — Leaders in both St. Louis and St. Louis County announced Wednesday that some day camps and pools will be allowed to reopen beginning in June.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said during a Wednesday video briefing that while she does not expect city-run pools to re-open this summer, pools operated by other organizations will be allowed to reopen in June with some safety measures in place, including requirements that poolside chairs be cleaned between uses.
St. Louis County Executive Sam Page echoed that timeline Wednesday, saying that pools should be able to reopen in early June, but added that the county would issue more detailed plans for safety precautions soon.
Link to Stl Today article
May 15, 2020
St. Louis county is beginning to open up. Unfortunately, facilities such as playgrounds and pools are not yet permitted. We continue to prepare the facility for the eventual opening.
May 1, 2020
Memorial Day, May 25 this year, is the traditional start of the pool season. It is historically one of our biggest days, as all of our members come out in the sun for the first time and the kids jump into the freezing cold water. Currently, there is no specific long-term mandate with respect to swimming pools related to COVID-19. The governor's "stay at home" executive order describes those essential businesses and services that can continue in operation. Facilities, like swimming pools, are not considered essential and should not operate under the current executive order.
We will have to wait and see if the executive order is extended or if any additional guidance will be forthcoming that impacts swimming pools.
As a board, however, we remain committed to open Cool Dell as soon as we are capable of doing so in a safe and legal manner.
That said, in general, associations like ours should follow the executive order and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines concerning social distancing. The CDC guidelines provide that individuals maintain a minimum distance of at least 6 feet from one another and prohibit gatherings of more than 10 people.
This is a very fluid situation with guidance seemingly being revised each day. The board has been meeting more regularly to discuss our operating model, assuming the restrictions will eventually be lifted. In addition to the safety of our workers and our member’s ability to enjoy the pool, this has impact to a number of unseen variables such as insurance, food service, etc.
The City of Manchester has some good information on their page about the current guidance from CDC, location of testing sites, and scamming activity:
Cool Dell Swim and Tennis Club is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 414 Dietrich Rd, Manchester, MO 63021