San Luis Obispo County Parks & Recreation announced Friday that public pools will be closed this summer because of COVID-19 restrictions.
According to the department, it's currently unknown when the pools will open again.
Some of the pools operated by County Parks include:
- San Miguel
- Santa Margarita Lake
- Coastal Dunes RV Park
Because of the closures, the county said they are also placing a hold on recruiting, hiring and training lifeguards.
“This is not a decision we take lightly,” County Parks Director Nick Franco said in a press release. “We realize the significant impact this has on a number of families throughout our county.”
Officials said that gradual reopening is expected for pools that can limit the number of people and maintain physical distancing but the county's pools are relatively small and don't fit that criteria.