Going To The Pool Or Beach? Here's Some Tips From The CDC To Stay Safe During COVID-19

Friday, July 10th 2020, 5:56 pm
By: CBS News

Are you headed to a public beach or pool this summer but worried about the coronavirus pandemic?

According to the CDC, "There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can spread to people through water in these places." The CDC says, "The virus is thought to spread mostly person-to-person, by respiratory droplets released when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks."

The CDC recommends steps to reduce your risk of getting the coronavirus while at public beaches and pools.


- Stay 6 feet away from people you don't live with while you’re in and out of the water

- Wear a face covering when you're not in the water, and bring an extra mask in case one gets wet

- Don’t share food, equipment, or toys with people you don't live with

- Bring hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes

- Wash your hands before and after you enter swim areas and before and after you eat or drink

For more tips from the CDC click here.