This Month in COVID-19

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The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance continues to focus on state and federal issues, expanded communications and public health outreach. Read the organization's COVID-19 update below:



Georgia: The executive order allows for amusement parks, carnivals and water parks to open up as long as safety guidelines are followed for COVID-19. This measure will apply to amusement parks, water parks and carnivals.

Louisiana: This order released details of Governor John Bel Edward's (D) guidance for moving Louisiana into Phase 3 of re-opening. All businesses not explicitly mentioned may reopen at an occupancy not to exceed 75% of total occupancy.

Michigan: Michigan's Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lacks the authority to extend or declare states of emergency in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maryland: This order provides guidelines for the state as they begin to move into Stage Three of the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued a travel advisory that requires people arriving from states with high coronavirus rates to quarantine for 14 days. This order has been expanded to apply to travelers entering the United States from any country with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 health notice. Such travelers must also quarantine for 14 upon their arrival and complete the Department of Health traveler health form.

Rhode Island: The order strongly encourages employees to work from home whenever possible. For office-based businesses, up to 66% of workers may work on-site at the same time if physical distancing standards, regulations, and other guidance required in Phase III guidelines can be maintained.

Tennessee: This order allows deadlines for building code and building plan inspections to be extended to respond to the effects of COVID-19. This provision has been extended through October 30 by Executive Order 63.

Washington, D.C: This measure would create a task force to provide recommendations to the Mayor and Council regarding the recovery of District businesses after the COVID-19 emergency. Additionally, Mayor Bowser announced the new Small Business Resiliency Fund to provide $3 million in emergency operational funding for small and local businesses located in the District.

You can continue to visit PHTA's website for reopening resources and guidance.

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