Coronavirus Statement: Fluid Running and Swimming Pools

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We want to address what we know is on most people’s minds these days, the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We are monitoring the situation closely for both our group classes and for our Fluid Running H2Go users.

The CDC has released the following statement:

“There is no evidence that the COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.”

The following is taken from a Runner’s World article, with quotes from The Pool Water Treatment and Advisory Group (PWTAG).

“Public health opinion is that it is generally safe to go swimming at this time.”

“Water and the chlorine within swimming pools will help to kill the virus.”

“Visitors to swimming pools are reminded to shower before using the pool, to shower on leaving the pool and to follow the necessary hygiene precautions when visiting public places to help reduce the risk of infection.”

Please check with your local pools for their statements.  At this time, all Chicagoland group classes are continuing as scheduled.  Please monitor our Chicagoland Facebook Group and our website for updates.

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