THE NEW NORMAL FOR 2020 SEASON
POOL & SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES
(All Existing Pool Rules & Regulations Will Be Observed)
Social distancing is a public health practice mandated by Governor Wolf that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmission of Covid-19.
The Social Distancing Pool Capacity is 80 people within a 2 hour window for swimming. Please keep in mind, that the length of your exposure to other people heightens your risk of infection.
RESERVING POOL TIME | ONLINE RESERVATIONS
Below are the blocks available for reservations allowing for a 30 minute window for mandatory disinfecting between visits. Members may reserve time blocks listed below.
10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:30PM - 2:30PM
3:00PM - 5:00PM
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Attendance is limited to the individuals listed on the membership; no guests will be permitted until further notice.
If you do not have a reservation or have more people in your group than indicated on the reservation, you will not be permitted into the Club facilities.
Each membership is permitted to make a reservation for one time slot each day and are kindly asked to leave the pool area in a timely manner at the end of your time slot.
Reservations can be made 48 hours in advance of your selected time. If you would like to make a reservation for Tuesday at 10:00AM, reservations will open at 10:00AM on Sunday.
Members may not make reservations on the behalf of other members or include other members in your reservation count.
Each Membership is permitted one reservation block per day.The reservations will be monitored daily by staff to determine if there are unfair reservation practices occurring.
As a courtesy to other members, if you are no longer able to make it to your reserved pool time, please cancel your reservation online. This will allow us to accommodate other members.
Inclement weather (including thunder and lightning) or required closings will result in forfeiting partial or full reservation time. Members will need to exit the facilities to maintain social distancing.
Members are required to wear a facial covering when in contact with Club associates and while using the locker rooms and restroom facilities.
CLUBHOUSE, POOL DECK & LAWN
The Clubhouse will remain closed until further notice.
The Snack Bar will be closed for the 2020 Season. You are encouraged to bring snacks and beverages as drinking fountains, water coolers, and ice will not be available. No glass containers of any kind permitted. Please use plastic food and beverage containers.
The locker rooms will remain open; showers will not be available.
Lounge chairs will be placed in a fashion to comply with social distancing recommendations; tables and chairs will not be available.
PROGRAMMING & ACTIVITIES
Group & Swim Programming has been suspended for the 2020 season; however, private and family group tennis lessons are available.
Pool Activities which involve multiple people interacting in close proximity, are not permitted. All other pool rules will be enforced.
Parents and chaperones of children, not lifeguards, will be responsible to monitor and enforce social distancing of their children while in the pool.
The baby pool will be open. Parents are responsible for being with their children at all times. No pool toys will be available. Members may bring their own toys when visiting.
Social distancing applies to all Court Play. A reservation will be required for all activities. No loaner equipment will be available. Members with only a Court Reservation will not be permitted in the pool area and vice versa.
No adult swims will be scheduled until further notice; however, a lane will be reserved for lap swimming.
Each lap swimmer will have 20 minutes for their workout.
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
Please arrive 5 minutes before your time block.
One way In – use the main entrance on the corner of Pennwood & W. Swissvale. Social Distancing markings will begin on the pergola; please wait until you are called in.
You will be required to agree to these rules and regulations as well as the Covid-19 waiver when making your reservations.
It will be necessary for you to show your reservation confirmation at time of check in. You may print or show on your mobile device at the sign in desk.
PREPARING TO EXIT
15 Minutes prior to your end time, an announcement will be made to prepare for exiting.
Members will be required to clean their area and dispose of all trash prior to exiting.
Please be sure to gather all your belongings, there will be no Lost & Found until further notice.
One way Out - follow the walkway to the W. Swissvale Exit and proceed down the stairs (do not use the pergola)
Avoid congregating; for everyone’s safety, all should leave the facilities immediately.
WHY PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING?
COVID-19 spreads mainly among people who are in close contact (within about 6 feet) for a prolonged period. Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19.
It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. However, this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. COVID-19 can live for hours or days on a surface, depending on factors such as sunlight, humidity, and the type of surface. Social distancing helps limit opportunities to come in contact with contaminated surfaces and infected people outside the home.
Although the risk of severe illness may be different for everyone, anyone can get and spread COVID-19. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread and protecting themselves, their family, and their community.
EVERYONE HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 AND
PROTECTING THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.
SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR THE 2020 SEASON
IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Centers for Disease Control reports there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the
water used in swimming pools. The Edgewood Club maintains the highest standards for proper pool operation and disinfection; including automated chemical monitoring 24/7 and scheduled weekly water testings required by the Allegheny County Health Department.
However, given the contagious nature of COVID-19, all members who opt to enjoy the Club's facilities, must understand the inherent risk of exposure to the coronavirus and adhere to the Club's Social Distancing Rules & Procedures mandated by the CDC and, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Health Departments.
DO NOT PLAN ON VISITING THE CLUB if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, such as mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms associated with coronavirus as defined by the CDC.
DO NOT PLAN ON VISITING THE CLUB if you have come in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days or if you are at high risk of severe illness from the virus.