Thursday, June 11, 2020
The POOL is BACK!
I blame every anti-mask asshole on the internet who has used their privilege and or ignorance to totally destroy my faith ion humanity.
BUT our pool has pretty OK safety guidelines in place, and we are FOR SURE not using the snack bar or the bathrooms (we sign up for 2-hour pool shift, and everyone uses the bathroom before we leave the house-- we can ALWAYS run home for a bathroom break and come right back-- it's a 2.5-minute drive).
After a busy visit in the evening with lots of drunk families and kids not social distancing and close-talking adults, and also high school kids in non-family groups, I switched to the early morning time. Yesterday it was crowded, but mostly little kids and nannies. (I think the pool is operating at 25% of its MEMBERSHIP not 25% of its POOL CAPACITY, which is problematic, to be sure). I felt OK letting the kids use the slide and the diving board, etc. Most families with parents there aimed for social distance and were responsible-- the nannies slightly less so.
I feel like we need to let the kids do a few things now while it's summer and our numbers are trending down and we can be outside. If our county goes above 4%, we are not going to go any longer, and I am worried about a spike due to the week of BLM protests.
Still, it felt SO GOOD to do something normal.