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Are swimming pools open? Are there safety recommendations?

Last Updated: 09/21/2021

Pools may open in New Jersey.

Social distancing and masking is not required in most indoor or outdoor spaces, and there are no capacity limits for businesses or worksites open to the public.

However, to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, businesses should encourage individuals to wear a mask indoors and have the right to require stricter mask policies.

Note: Face coverings should NOT be worn while in the water and/or put on children under age two or lifeguards on active duty - face coverings should NOT be allowed in the water due to increased risk of drowning.

The NJ Department of Health has released safety recommendations for pools.

For more details on general health and safety recommendations for businesses in New Jersey, refer to this article.