Following up on our communication last week, we are sharing the plan for Phase One of the pool opening. We will continue to evaluate the guidelines based on changing health department mandates and the reality of implementation. Residents’ access to the pool will begin on Friday, June 26.
We acknowledge that there are different levels of awareness of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Ohio and Cuyahoga County Health Department guidelines, and seeing them for the first time can seem overwhelming. We will have details on Ledgewood.org, clear signage at the clubhouse entrance and throughout the pool area for reminders. It is the entire Ledgewood community’s responsibility to observe the guidelines so that we remain in compliance with the Health Department mandates. The safety of the Ledgewood residents and pool staff remain a priority, as well as protecting the Association.
In compliance with the Ohio & Cuyahoga Health Department, the following is an overview of guidelines and procedures necessary for Ledgewood residents to access the pool. Details can also be found athttps://www.ledgewood.org/p/pool-signup.html and will be posted at the pool entrance.
STAY HEALTHY GUIDANCE
Do not use the pool if you have:
• symptoms of COVID-19,
• tested positive for COVID-19, or
• been exposed to COVID-19 positive person within the last 14 days
• There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide. If you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, stay home and monitor your health.
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions, like heart or lung disease or diabetes, seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
If you do develop symptoms of Covid-19, test positive, or come in contact with someone that tests positive, you must notify the association for contact tracing protocols.
Face masks are required for entry and indoors (during check-in, in the lobby and hallway, inside restrooms, etc.). Masks can be removed once outside on the pool deck.
Wash and disinfect hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the pool area for convenience, and please bring your own, as well too.
POOL CAPACITY & HOURS
The pool hours will be the same as previous years; noon- 8 pm, except on Mondays and Thursdays when it will be closed for deep cleaning.
Based on the Cuyahoga County Department of Healthguidelines, the pool’s occupancy limit will be modified to not exceed 60 people and/or 24 households at a time, whichever number is reached first. Lane dividers and a reservation system have been put in place to meet the occupancy guidelines.
No guests will be allowed to access the pool during Phase One. Nannies and/or caretakers do not count as guests. Grandchildren residing outside of Ledgewood, however, are considered guests and will not be allowed in during Phase One.
Reservations for pool are required and can be made on the Ledgewood website
or by phone at the front desk (440-238-6000) during pool open hours.
Residents will be able to make reservations in 2-hour increments for the following areas.
1. 50m lap swimming,
2. 25m lane per household,
3. Baby pool (available for one family at a time), or
4. Sunbathing with no access to the pool
We realize these modifications to the operations of the pool are going to very different from the usual. Residents who choose to use the pool will be required to sign an agreement that they understand and will follow the policy and procedures. The safety of the pool staff and residents is a top priority.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET SICK
If you visit the pool and do develop symptoms of COVID-19, test positive, or come in contact with someone that tests positive, you must notify the Association for contact tracing protocols.
Thank you for your continued patience and support as we navigate our new normal. We will continue to communicate updates. As always, please feel free to reach out to any of us, or directly to Ken Angermeier at KenA@ledgewood.org.