June 24, 2020
Dear TVWRA Family,
We hope this finds your family well and enjoying summer as we know it in 2020. We are happy to announce the governor will take pools into phase 3 on July 1. This is exciting news to us as we will be able to greatly increase the number of members that can enjoy the pool each session. We continue to stress that the health and safety of our members is our prime concern as we move into this new phase. Let me tell you about some of the changes we will make starting next Wednesday, July 1.
175 members can register for each session! We will continue to use our registration system to monitor the number at TVWRA at all times. Even with the additional number of members we can accommodate in phase 3, it is critical that you remember to cancel each reservation that is not going to be used so that other members can use the spot! You are now able to cancel your reservation electronically after the start of the shift.
We have changed the different sessions available, extending many of them. Times available will be:
Monday through Thursday: 11:30 – 4:00, 4:30 – 8:30
Friday: 11:30 – 2:30, 3:00 - 6:00, 6:30 – 9:00
Saturday and Holiday: 10:30 – 2:00, 2:30 – 6:00, 6:30 – 10:00
Sunday: 10:30 – 2:00, 2:30 – 6:00, 6:30 – 9:00
NOTE: In order for us to alter the schedule in the reservation application for the new hours, we will halt the ability to make new reservations for next Wednesday and Thursday until Friday, June 26.
If you leave your session early and do not plan on returning, please let the lifeguard manager know you are leaving for the day so they will disinfect your chair(s) for another member to use for the rest of the session.
There will still be a 30-minute cleaning period where all highly touched areas and all chairs will be disinfected between sessions. Bathrooms will be closed and cleaned for 10 minutes every two hours. Signage will be used to let members know when the bathrooms are closed.
We will be open for free swim and diving!!! Lane lines will be removed. It is still necessary to maintain the 10-foot social distancing while at TVWRA. Our tables and lounge chairs are spaced at the required 10-foot distance, and we will add some markers on the deck near the diving board to help our divers remember to allow space for each other! Please remember, it is the parents’ responsibility to make sure their children are following the social distancing required everywhere at TVWRA, even in the pool.
All concrete tables will be available with seated chairs and umbrellas. The number of lounge chairs available remains the same due to the social distancing requirement. We ask that members be courteous to each other and select either a table or a lounge chair, not both.
You are now able to book electronically for a session once it starts if there are available spots. Remember, even if you have booked a spot already, you can schedule an additional session if there are open spots 15 minutes prior to the start of a new session.
Guests are not allowed, and the pavilions and pools cannot be rented. To limit touch points between members and unnecessary splashing, no toys, water guns, balls, floats, or kick boards are allowed in the pools or on the decks. Swim/flotation aids are only allowed in the wading pool and shallow area of the main pool provided a responsible adult is in the water with a young child with swim/flotation aids.
While we will not be able to have our usual celebration on July 4, we remind our members that the hill remains open (just cannot come into the pool facility unless you have a reservation). We will still have our holiday horseshoe tournament (yes, with distancing), starting at 2:30. Show up at the pits if you want to participate.
Please take the time to review our updated COVID-19 guidelines attached and make sure everyone in your family is aware of them! Remember that when you register for a spot you are certifying the following:
By registering for a timeslot, the member certifies that he/she/any member in the household does not have a fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever, a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition, a new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition, or new muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise). Anyone experiencing symptoms will not be permitted in the facility. The reservation must be cancelled if any such symptoms are experienced. In addition, a member who has been exposed to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days will not be permitted in the facility, and the reservation must be cancelled. By registering, the member certifies that he/she/any member in the household will follow the COVID-19 regulations herein and will hold harmless TVWRA, its members, and the board of directors.
On behalf of the TVWRA Board of Directors, we wish everyone a happy and safe July 4. See you at the pool soon.