Pool Facilities & Swimming Overview/(COVID-19 Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week.All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.

*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases   44,347 +     168
COVID-19 Associated Deaths     4,120 +       23
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19        270       23
Patients Tested for COVID-19 315,014 +   4,360

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health

                                                                                                        Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday        Cases

Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        280                    0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             61                   -1                     1

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Coronavirus/CTDPHCOVID19summary6102020.pdf?la=en


Pool Facilities & Swimming Overview

Sources:  Reopen Connecticut Sector Rules, USA Swimming

General Preparation/Information:



  • Pools are allowed to open June 10th to allow for training lifeguards only, prior to the June 17th full reopening.


  • Establish a COVID-10 liaison that is responsible for staying up to date on municipal and state recommendations and any associated changes.


  • Capacity Limits
    • 50% of pool capacity or 25 people (whichever is smaller) per pool.
    • Limit number of patrons in the pool area and pool to the number of people/households that can safely fit on the pool deck area while maintaining the 6 ft social distance guideline


  • Cleaning/Disinfection of frequently touched surfaces at least daily and more frequently depending on usage (including handrails, slides, diving boards, chairs, kick boards, table tops, chairs, starting blocks, etc.)


  • Post clear signage that reinforces new policies including:
    • Social distancing protocols
    • Cleaning & disinfection protocols
    • Face mask/covering protocols
    • Employee should stay home if sick/experiencing symptoms
    • Patrons/Members shall not enter if they are experiencing symptoms


  • Face coverings should be worn when entering and exiting the facility, using the restroom, and when not actively participating in physical activity.


  • Maintain a log of employees on premise over time in order to support contact tracing


  • See USA Swimming Facility Reopen Guidelines for Social Distancing Practice Layout


Swim Teams


  • Staff member must conduct a daily symptom checks on athletes and send home those athletes who reporting feeling ill or experiencing symptoms. Consider using a health screening tool with temperature check.
  • Athletes should change clothes and shower at home.
  • Hand Hygiene – use hand sanitizer or wash hands before going into pool.
  • Keep athletes in small groups and consider staggering practice times to allow for physical distancing. Other suggestions include limit number of swimmers per lane, visible start/stop points on pool deck or in lanes, coaches on both ends of pool)
  • Avoid sharing equipment.
  • Athletes should bring water bottles from home.


Swimming Etiquette

  • Patrons should arrive in swim suits and shower prior to arrival.
  • Follow directions for spacing and stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • Do not share towels, food, drink, goggles, caps, snorkels, or other personal items.
  • Avoid congregating on the pool deck after swimming
  • Swim lessons that require physical contact between instructor and student will not be allowed in Phase 2. Lessons that do not require physical contact are allowed.


State of Connecticut Reopen CT Sector Rules:


USA Swimming Reopening Guidelines: