July 12, 2024

San Antonio won’t open pools this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation released a statement that they will keep the city operated pools closed for the remainder of the summer due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the city.

“We need the public’s support to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Keeping pools and splash pads closed emphasizes the importance of avoiding gatherings, practicing physical distancing when outside the home, and wearing face coverings,” said Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Homer Garcia III in a press release.

Back in May, Governor Greg Abbott gave the go ahead for public pools to reopen with limited capacity and the city had planned on opening for the season on July 3rd, but cases started climbing to dangerous numbers.