Open the Kutztown Pool for Summer 2021

Open the Kutztown Pool for Summer 2021

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Laura Crouse started this petition to Borough of Kutztown and

We, the undersigned of this petition, as former and future patrons of the Kutztown Borough Pool, fully support the opening of Kutztown Pool for the summer of 2021. 

The pandemic has presented many different challenges.  Loss of physical fitness has been one of these, especially for our children, who have seen their physical activities completely curtailed and have spent over a year with excessive screen time demands.  The Kutztown Pool, as an excellent facility staffed by exceptional people, is uniquely positioned in the community to provide for the physical fitness needs of our residents, especially our children. 

Opening the Kutztown Pool poses no excessive danger to any party.  If someone does not feel the Kutztown Pool is safe, that person can elect to not go to the pool. 

Many public pools around the country opened for business last summer without causing outbreaks traced to those pools.  Many local pools are planning to open this summer, without hesitation, including Topton, Fleetwood, and Shoemakersville Pools.

On the official website, the CDC says this:  “CDC is not aware of any scientific reports of the virus that causes COVID-19 spreading to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, water playgrounds, or other treated aquatic venues.”  This is because chlorine is scientifically proven to kill viruses.  Kutztown Pool already has a reputation for being exceptionally clean and well-maintained, and we trust the staff at the pool to continue upholding their reputations.

In the beginning of the pandemic, when so much was unknown, many restrictions were put into place as a way to protect the public.  At this point, there is absolutely no reason to continue the closure of the Kutztown Pool.  As residents of the Borough and patrons of the pool, we want the ability to make our own decisions about whether the Kutztown Pool is the right choice for our families.

We the undersigned believe that the pros far outweigh the cons and we feel that the risk level is absolutely acceptable for us.  We simply ask that the Borough allow the Kutztown Pool to run as usual.

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