Open the Manor Oaks Pool

Open the Manor Oaks Pool

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Patricia Parker started this petition to The Management Group Associates-- Manor Oaks Neighborhood Association

We, the residents of Manor Oaks, petition The Management Group Associates of the Manor Oaks Neighborhood Association to immediately open the Manor Oaks Pool ensuring that proper regulation and supervision is in place for appropriate social distancing practices to occur. 

As of June 19th, Montgomery County entered Phase 2 of reopening. Phase 2 guidelines state that all outdoor swimming pools may reopen once inspected and approved. Many surrounding neighborhood pools have recently opened for both recreation and exercise and have organized an online registration process in order to maintain a decreased capacity. According to the CDC website, “There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water.” As Manor Oaks residents, we pay for the right and privilege to use our community pool if we choose to do so. Utilizing current regulations and other local neighborhood pool operations, here are a number of things to consider upon re-opening:

  • Limiting the number of people at the pool to 50% capacity
  • Limiting usage to 2.5 hour time blocks to allow all residents the opportunity to enjoy the pool with time to clean common areas in between
  • Have an electronic signup sheet such as Sign Up Genius for scheduling the desired time block per family (limited to one block per day)
  • Residents only-- No guests
  • Require masks to be worn coming in and out of the facility and when interacting with staff or those outside of one's family (no masks in the water)
  • Patrons must bring their own chairs   

Given the recent high temperatures, swimming is one of the few outdoor activities that is safe for children and adults alike. With our community having been quarantined for nearly 4 months, this is an essential opportunity for the physical and emotional well-being of our residents.  

We, the undersigned residents of Manor Oaks, ask The Management Group Associates of the Manor Oaks Neighborhood Association, to commit to opening the pool effective July 8th.

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