City leaders OK plan to open Redding Aquatic Center & other summer programs

The popular Redding Aquatic Center, as well as other summer programs conducted by the recreation department, have been approved to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: May 7, 2020 1:48 PM
Updated: May 7, 2020 1:48 PM

REDDING, Calif. - The popular Redding Aquatic Center, as well as other summer programs conducted by the recreation department, have been approved to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.

The aquatic center is set to open on Memorial Day weekend.

The approval was unanimous on Tuesday by Redding city council members.

This approval allows recreation summer programing to continue as scheduled, barring any hard closures that may come from Governor Gavin Newsom or federal government.

Programs will allow the recreation department to continue taking registration for summer camps and classes this year. 

Redding Recreation will offer those camps beginning in early June and extending through mid-August.

In a press release, Kim Niemer, the community services director pointed out that working parents will likely use these camps to care for their children since so many summer programs have already closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Niemer said in the press release that spaces in the program are likely to fill up quickly.

In order to follow safety measures, Redding Recreation will limit the size of camp groups, take the temperature of children and staff as well as to conduct extensive cleaning in their facilities.

This move was based on a CDC statement saying "there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, or water play areas."

Redding Recreation has launched a new online registration system and summer activity guide, for more info, CLICK HERE.

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