NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that indoor swimming pools will be allowed to reopen at a 33 percent capacity on Sept. 30.
"As New York City continues its gradual reopening and economic recovery, we’re proud to announce we are ready to reopen indoor pools. Swimming pools are a community anchor, an exercise center, and an oasis in their neighborhoods — both literally and figuratively," de Blasio said in a statement.
"New Yorkers have worked hard to fight back COVID-19. As transmission rates remain low, we’re proud to offer more ways to slowly return to business as usual," he added.
No further rules for indoor pools were immediately disclosed.
Standard Department of Health and Mental Hygiene inspections will continue to promote compliance with all state regulations.
New Yorkers who see crowding or other unsafe conditions indoor swimming pools are encouraged to call 311.