As the U.S. cautiously reopens — even though infection rates are still rising in several states — many are still trying to find safety for themselves or their families outside,media reported. After all, many people have been locked up at home for nearly three months, eager to do something that doesn’t require sitting on the couch. Summer is coming, what better place than a swimming pool?
So is it safe to gather in the pool? It seems that the answer may be yes from a swimming party in Lake Ozark, Missouri. It is understood that in this social distance is being despised scene, only one man in a few days has been detected infected with the new coronavirus has not yet been other confirmed cases.
Perhaps a swimming pool with appropriate guidelines may be a relatively safe place when you want to go out for a swim for two reasons. First, the spread of outdoor areas is more difficult than indoor space for the new coronavirus; second, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says there is no evidence that the virus that causes neo-coronary pneumonia can be transmitted to humans through water in pools, hot tubs or water playgrounds, and that chlorine in pools can kill the virus.
“The new coronavirus cannot survive in chlorinated water,” infectious disease expert Dr. Amesh A. Adalja told the media.
Of course, that doesn’t mean that when you dive into chlorine-containing water, you suddenly become immune to the new coronavirus. If you’re standing next to someone and chatting in a waist-deep pool, you may still come into contact with droplets coming out of the nose and mouth of those around you. If you inhale small droplets from people with the virus, the chlorine in the pool won’t do anything to you.
Dr Adalja warns that even when you’re not near anyone in the pool, you can still be exposed to viruses in crowded conditions and common surfaces such as changing rooms.