Pool Rules and Regulations for 2020 Season
Reserve a pool time slot here: https://dfcapool.getomnify.com
Danbury Forest Community Members:
On behalf of the DFCA board and myself, we are pleased to announce the opening of our community pool.  A great deal of time, effort, research, and planning has occurred to open the pool in a manner that is safe for our members and guards.  Given the Governor’s rules and restrictions for Phase 2 and the CDC’s guidelines, we have developed the following DFCA pool operating procedures, rules, and restrictions.  Every community member MUST follow these procedures for us to keep the pool open this summer.  If you are a parent, please be sure your child or children understand the rules and the importance of following these rules.  As time passes and restrictions are lifted by the government, we may adjust these operating procedures, rules, and restrictions. If you have any questions or concerns at all, please email contact@danburyforest.org
The number one and most important rule:  If you have or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 within two weeks, DO NOT COME TO THE POOL.
o   50 person max at all times.  Members are REQUIRED to reserve a time slot by going to https://dfcapool.getomnify.com/.  No reservation, no entry!  If you need assistance with reserving a spot, contact Angie at adminassistant@danburyforest.org.
o   When signing up to reserve a slot, you are required to agree to the Terms and Conditions/Waiver.  See below for the verbiage.
o   Reservation can be made the same day and up to one week in advance.
o   Once logged in, you will see the number of slots available.
o   No outside guests at this time.
·         POOL HOURS:
The pool will be open starting at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 8:00 p.m. (Monday-Sunday).  The pool will close between time slots for 30 minutes for a deep cleaning of high contact areas.
o   9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  (2 hours) - excludes June 15
o   11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  (2 hours) - excludes June 15
o   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  (2 hours)
o   4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (1.5 hours)
o   6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (1.5 hours)
o   Entry and exit to the pool are through the side gate.  The lifeguards will have the reservation system up to verify you are registered.
o   No pool chairs and loungers will be made available.  You may bring your own chair.
o   Picnic area, canopy, and grills are closed.
o   Snacks, drinks, and small coolers are allowed.
o   No food deliveries permitted.
o   Soda machine will be open.
o   Families may sit together.  10’ sitting separation for all others.  Additional umbrellas will be available.
o   Masks are not required by our members unless they use the restroom (see OTHER INFORMATION below).
·         POOL USE:
o   Use of pool is for exercise purposes only.  Basically, if you are doing some sort of movement, it is exercise.  Do not float, relax on the sides, just stand there (you get the idea).  No “horse playing”.
o   Six (6) lap lanes are set up and a max of three (3) people allowed in each lane and must maintain a 10’ separation from each other (within the lap lane).  Family members excluded from the 10’ separation requirement.
o   Two lap lanes are available when needed to do full length laps with no one else in lane.
o   Diving board is open as it is considered exercise.  If using the diving board, exit using the ladder by the lifeguard chair (Danbury Forest Dr. side) and get in line.  X marks will indicate required distancing.
o   If diving board is not being used, 3 people may be in the deep end with 10’ separation.
o   Baby wading pool will remain closed for now (SORRY).
o   No pool basketball hoop or ping pong. 
o   No outside games or toys are permitted.
o   Floating devices are permitted but MUST be used for exercise.
o   Lifeguards checking members in and out are required to wear a face mask.
o   Members are not required to wear a face mask when on the deck or in the pool.
o   When entering the bathrooms, individuals age 4-9 are recommended to wear a mask and individuals aged 10 or older ARE REQUIRED to wear a mask.  This is Pursuant to Governor Northam’s order.
o   Three (3) hand sanitizer stations are installed (entrance to pool and entrances to the bathrooms).  Members are required to utilize hand sanitizer when signing in and when they enter and exit the bathrooms. 
By using this pool reservation system and/or using the DFCA Pool facility you confirm that you and your attending family are healthy and have not suffered from any symptoms of COVID-19 for the past fourteen days, such as fever, difficulty breathing, loss of smell, etc.   If you test positive for COVID-19 within two weeks of your last visit to the pool, you are required to notify us immediately so the necessary precautions can be taken for others who may have been exposed.
Symptoms include:
- Fever (100.4) degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- Sense of having a fever.
- A new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
- New shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
- New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
- New sort throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition.
- New muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise).
I acknowledge and agree that the Association has put rules and regulations in place as preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Association cannot guarantee that patrons will not become infected with COVID-19 as a result of using the pools facilities.  Further, coming to the pool facilities could increase my risk of contracting COVID-19. I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the pools and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.
I know this may seem excessive to some, but this is the only way we can utilize our pool.  Given the limited number of people who can be in the pool at one time, please be courteous and limit your time in the pool if you notice others waiting.  Thank you.
Jeff Sproehnle
DFCA Pool Committee Chair