THE WORLD WATERPARK ASSOCIATION and its members have made the safety of waterpark guests and employees our number one goal. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has closed aquatic facilities around the world, is a significant challenge to this goal. By working with public health officials, waterpark operators are developing strategies to successfully protect the health and safety of their guests and staff as local Shelter in Place and Safer at Home orders are lifted and reopening commences.
The information provided in these considerations is designed to help operators develop reopening action plans that meet the needs of their facilities and the requirements of their local public health officials. Much of the information presented is drawn from available public health guidelines and links to useful resources are provided at the end of the document.
This public health crisis has been fast moving, with rapid changes in understanding of the virus, its effects and public health responses to it. The WWA recommends operators look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) as trusted sources for up to date information on the virus, maintain an awareness of recent medical advances and work closely with their state and local public health officials while they develop their reopening plan.
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