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Guidelines allowing pools to open in Kentucky by end of June released

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jun 16, 2020

(LEX 18) — On Tuesday, Gov. Andy Beshear released a set of guidelines that need to be met in order for pools, both private and public, to be able to reopen in the state of Kentucky on June 29.

Some of the guidelines include the elimination of saunas, steam rooms and waiting areas.

The amount of individuals allowed in a pool will depend on the pool's size. To determine the amount of swimmers allowed in a certain pool, take the water surface area and divide by 36 square feet. The resulting number is the maximum pool capacity. For example, a 2,000 square foot pool would have a capacity of 55 people (2,000 divided by 36 is 55.5).

Any chairs on the deck should be spaced six feet apart on all sides.

If the pools meet the guidelines, they can open on June 29.

The full set of guidelines can be found here.

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton already announced that public pools in Lexington must remain closed for the Summer.