All public pools in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties closing indefinitely

Posted at 4:33 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:33:22-04

(WXYZ) — All public pools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties will be closed until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a notice issued on Thursday, the counties issued public health orders requiring all swimming pools licensed by each jurisdiction to be closed indefinitely.

The orders are issued under the Michigan Public Health Code to safeguard residents.

While pool water poses a low risk of transmitting COVID-19, it is difficult to maintain social distancing in and around pools as large groups will gather as weather warms up.

Licenses pools include those in apartments, condos and hotels, but therapy pools are excluded from the orders.

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