Nassau opens 5 county pools; restricts use to residents only
Nassau officials say outdoor pools are officially opened at Cantiague Park, North Woodmere Park, Wantagh Park, Christopher Morley Park and at Nickerson Beach.
County residents will be given priority at the county pools this summer, and officials say they are taking measures to reduce crowds due to COVID-19.
According to officials, all staff will have their temperature taken at the beginning of their shift and in order to help with contact tracing – residents will be asked to sign into the pool.
Pool furniture, including lounge chairs, will be spaced out and sanitized after every use.
Officials also announced that food trucks will be available at county parks and pools for residents.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran asked residents to consider a staycation this summer – considering the spikes of COVID-19 seen across the country.
In Nassau, there are more than 70 parks and preserves, 67 playgrounds, miles of hiking trails, acres of beaches, picnic areas, dog runs, tennis courts, and ball fields.
As of Friday, Nassau reported 56 new COVID-19 cases, with 1.08% of all those tested, testing positive. One new death was also reported.