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By Gail M. Williams
Muleshoe Journal Correspondent

Muleshoe City Pool opened for business Tuesday with safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, City Secretary Zanea Carpenter said.
Pool occupancy, normally at about 300, will be limited to 150, or 50 percent capacity.
No swimming lessons will be offered, and no private parties will be allowed during the month of June.
Masks and hand sanitizers are available. Staff will sanitize throughout the day, especially in the concessions and admissions areas.
Signs are posted asking people to practice social distancing.
“The staff is encouraged to break up large groups and have them spread out if we need to,” Carpenter said.
She noted that there’s plenty of chlorine in the water that will kill germs and viruses, so the spread of diseases is not an issue there.
Requirements to shower before and after getting into the pool remain in place. Restrooms will be completely sanitized and monitored.
The concessions stand is open, but the menu is limited to products that allow limited contact. The concessions stand staff will wear gloves.
“City manager Ramon Sanchez is continually monitoring the governor’s guidelines,” Carpenter said. “If anything changes, he will make changes accordingly.”
Two upcoming events are on Muleshoe’s city calendar:
Movie in the Park will take place Thursday, June 18. “Ferdinand” will be shown.
Youth Fishing Day will be Saturday, June 20, at Lake Muleshoe.
The Muleshoe City Pool schedule follows:
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Ladies Only – 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday – 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday – 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Moms and Toddlers 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday – 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Teen Night 8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday – 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

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