Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 Response Status – May 29, 2020


Two big announcements today! 

From the Recreation and Parks Department: 

The Living Memorial Park Swimming Pool and Rotary Water Playground will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 20th, 2020, at 1pm. Space will be limited to 25 patrons and staff inside the gated area at any one time. Daily reservations may be made by calling the pool at 802-254-6700. Priority will be given to Brattleboro Residents. 

Due to COVID-19, the pool schedule, fees, and procedures have been updated for the Summer of 2020: 

➢ As with all exercise and other activity at this time, swimming must comply with standards for social distancing and safety within pool facilities. Swimming does not require direct contact and the CDC has indicated that there is no evidence the disease spreads through treated water. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water. 

➢ All Patrons entering facility will have their temperature taken and be asked the following questions: 

1. Have you been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19? 

2. Do you feel unwell with symptoms consistent with COVID-19? 

Have you had a cough, high temperature, shortness of breath, difficult breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new 

loss of smell or taste? 

If any answers are YES or if a patron has a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will not be allowed into the facility. 

➢ Anyone entering the pool takes responsibility for their own protection and for disinfecting their own hands and anything they touch in the pool area. Staff will be disinfecting high touch areas between each session. 

➢ Everyone must maintain at least 6 feet between themselves and other people who are not a part of their household. 

➢ All patrons should change their clothes at their house and not at the pool facility. 

Here is a link to the complete “Reservations Requirements” document: 

Here is a link to a complete description of procedures and schedules: 

From the Police Department: 

BPD is returning to normal operations as of Monday, June 1, with some modifications. Officers are responding to all calls for assistance in person unless the caller requests to be contacted by other means. Officers will wear masks during all interactions with the public and will follow the best practice guidelines and directives from the AG, CDC, DPS, VDH, etc. Motor Vehicle enforcement will mainly consist of moving violations. The police facility on Black Mountain Road will remain locked and closed to the public except for emergencies and appointments. 

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