Pools in LTC Can Now Open

Pools in LTC Can Now Open

Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee announced several updates to Washington’s Safe Start reopening plan. One of the notable changes is all limited use pools (HOAs, assisted living facilities, apartments, hotels/motels) regulated under WAC 246-260 are allowed to open. This includes pools in all long-term care facilities, including CCRCs. 

All water recreation facilities will be required to follow the current guidelines from the Department of Health, those guideline documents are:
 – COVID-19 Prevention Guidance and Reopening of Water Recreation Facilities in Phases
 – Guidance for Water Recreation Facility Occupancy 

You can read the full guidance for water recreational facilities here.

Thank you to all members and residents who advocated for the reopening of these pools, your voices were heard . Over 800 messages were sent to Governor Inslee and Department of Health resulting in this win!




Alyssa Odegaard- Vice President, Public Policy 

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