Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties to reopen public swimming pools

Posted at 7:22 PM, Jun 01, 2020

MACOMB COUNTY (WXYZ) — Macomb, Oakland and Wayne county health officials announced that they will be rescinding orders to close public swimming pools amid the pandemic. This comes as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that the state's stay-home order is lifted.

On May 28, Macomb, Wayne and Oakland county officials announced that public pools would be closed indefinitely. The counties issued public health orders requiring all swimming pools licensed by each jurisdiction to be closed.

On June 1, Macomb and Oakland counties announced that the order will be rescinded, as the fourth phase of Gov. Whitmer's reopening Michigan plan calls for public pools to reopen. Wayne made the announcment Tuesday.

The reopening order is effective immediately for Macomb County. However, Oakland and Wayne counties order will officially be rescinded on June 8.

"All public swimming pools in Oakland County will remain closed until that date when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order allows outdoor public swimming pools to open with capacity restrictions but keeps indoor public swimming pools closed," Oakland County health officials said.

Public pools can now schedule opening inspections by contacting the Macomb County Health Department, Environmental Health Division at 586-469-5236.

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