CLEVELAND, OH — The City of Cleveland announced last Wednesday that city pools have reopened on Saturday, June 12.
Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the city pools will have a limited capacity. Outdoor pools will open when temperatures reach 85 degrees, and spray basins will open when the temperatures reach 80 degrees.
Here are some tips for remaining safe from the summer heat, especially around the pool:
- Check on neighbors and friends, especially those who have young children or are seniors. Download the Department of Aging’s summer heat booklet by clicking this link https://clecityhall.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/2018-summer-heat-booklet.pdf.
- Use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays and wear a hat to cover your head.
- On high heat days, stay in cool spots. If you don’t have air conditioning, visit areas with them, such as a family resource and recreation center or library.
- Keep an eye on pets. Make sure they have access to plenty of shade and water. Be careful when walking pets on asphalt, as hot surfaces can injure sensitive pet paws.
- Leaving pets or children alone in vehicles is a bad idea.
- Recognize the Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, which can be read by clicking here https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/.
- Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- During hot weather, wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
Residents can view the list of indoor and outdoor pool locations by clicking this link: https://www.clevelandohio.gov/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/ParksRecreationandProperties/DivisionofRecreation/RecreationCentersandPools.
Registration is also now open for the City of Cleveland Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Center (NRRC) Summer 2021 programs. See https://clecityhall.files.wordpress.com/2021/06/2021-nrrc-summer-programs-guide_final.pdf for details.
Registration is available in person or online at www.clevelandohio.gov/NRRCactivities.