Indiana Pools Allowed to Open May 24th; Evansville-Vanderburgh County Pools Remaining Closed
With one eye on the COVID-19 pandemic and one eye on summertime fast approaching, many are thinking about swimming in public facilities.
Different states will approach this matter in different ways, most likely, but we do now know that Indiana will be allowed to open community pools on May 24th.
WLKY-Louisville reports that part of Indiana governor Eric Holcomb's five-stage reopening plan for the Hoosier State includes having the pools open by Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is May 25th.
While the governor is allowing for the opening of community pools, Evansville and Vanderburgh County public pools will remain closed for the 2020 season, according to a report from Eyewitness News/WEHT.
Holcomb's plan also calls for the allowance of water parks to open June 14th, but will only be filled to 50% capacity.
Holiday World, in Spencer County, has already made the announcement about its opening and how it will contend with the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing.
According to WLKY, June 14th is also the day when Indiana restaurants may expand capacity. It will also be the day when bars, clubs, museums, zoos, bowling alleys, and aquariums in Indiana will be allowed to open with capacity and social distancing guidelines in place.