Swimming Pools & Spas

Notice: Starting August 27, 2021 masking will be required in all indoor and some outdoor settings.

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Updated mask mandates OAR 333-019-1025 now include indoor and some outdoor settings beginning August 27. 2021.  This announcement comes in response to surging COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Oregon.  .

 

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Restaurants, general/limited use pools, hotels and all other businesses can resume their regular operations once we have met either of the two requirements explained above. This means self-service operations may begin again, pool monitors are not needed, and capacity requirements are no longer in place (except when required by Fire Marshall or OHA). Businesses are allowed to keep their more restrictive rules in place if they prefer.

 

This is great news for our local business community, but it does not mean the pandemic is over. We encourage you to continue to promote proper handwashing and talk with staff about employee illness policies. Of course, we hope you and your employees will get vaccinated if you aren’t already. We understand that vaccination is a personal choice and hope you will talk to your health care provider if you have any concerns.

 

Thank you for your continuous efforts and flexibility throughout the pandemic. 

 

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Please use the following links to access the most up to date information from the Governor’s Office:

https://coronavirus.oregon.gov/Pages/living-with-covid-19.aspx

 

Please use the following link to access the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 from Washington County:

https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/index.cfm

 

 

Forms and Fees

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act  

On December 20, 2008, important changes to laws regarding swimming pool drains were enacted. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act mandates that all public pools provide main drain entrapment protection that meets federal guidelines for the main drains. The document provided is meant as guidance for public pool operators, service companies and others to use to make changes in compliance with the new law while coordinating with existing Oregon rules.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act Interpretation  - This interpretation of the Federal "Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act" is the state's initial guidance for complying with the federal legislation. All public pools are affected by this legislation.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission - Provides valuable information and resources for pool owners, operators and parents regarding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.