June 22. 2020

 

THANK YOU!
First off, thank you to all of our members who have been understanding and flexible as we have adjusted to the required changes. Thank you for being considerate of our guest policy and social distancing recommendations.

 

NEBRASKA DIRECTED HEALTH MEASURES (DHM) – PHASE III

On June 15, 2020 the state of Nebraska issued updated DHM for phase III reopening guidelines. These DHM are effective on Monday, June 22, 2020.

The good news is the phase III DHM will allow us to expand our capacity. However, we will need to continue some modifications to pool operations in order to comply with the DHM and keep our members and staff safe.

We ask for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we work through these challenges. Below are some questions and answers about the phase III DHM.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Question: How many people can be at the pool?
Answer: Starting on Monday, June 22, 150 (one hundred and fifty) individuals. The DHM will require that we limit the pool to 75% of our occupancy. For Sunny Slope Pool – that is 150 individuals.

Question: How are you going to manage the 150 person capacity?
Answer: We do not anticipate capacity issues. However, we will continue with our current process: staff will sign in everyone who comes to the pool and once 150 persons is reached, the pool will close to additional people.

Question: How long can I stay at the pool?
Answer: Starting on Monday, June 22, hopefully as long as you want. However, we will continue to use the time frame of three hours if capacity is an issue. If the pool is at capacity – and members arrive to the pool – any member(s) who have been at the pool for 3 or more hours will be asked to leave to allow others into the pool.

Question: What are the social distancing rules?
Answer: The DHM has moved the requirement of six (6) feet of separation between groups to guidance. Please be understanding and respectful of members who wish to social distance.

Question: What about guests?
Answer: The normal Sunny Slope guest policy is in effect on June 22. Please reference our policies online for details.
https://www.sunnyslopeomaha.com/pool-policies

 

 

May 26, 2020 

 

Greetings Sunny Slope Family,

 

We hope this message finds you healthy and safe. We want to provide you with an update regarding our pool and the 2020 season.

 

Nebraska Guidelines and Recommendations

On May 21, 2020 the state of Nebraska issued updated Directed Health Measures (DHM) for phase II reopening guidelines. These DHM are effective June 1, 2020.

 

Here is a link to the information: http://dhhs.ne.gov/Documents/COVID-19-Outline-of-Changes-to-Upcoming-DHMs-Phase-II.pdf 

 

The good news is the phase II DHM will allow Sunny Slope to open in June. However, we will need to modify how we operate the pool in order to comply with the DHM and keep our members and staff safe. 

 

We will continue to keep everyone informed via Facebook and email. We ask for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we work through these challenges. Below are some questions and answers about our approach to the 2020 season.

 

This has been a weird spring and it will likely be a weird summer. Our goal is to provide a little bit of normal at Sunny Slope Pool. We are all responsible for our actions to keep our community healthy and reduce the risk. 

 

#SunnySlopeStrong

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: Please keep in mind these answers might change as the summer progresses and we adapt to the situation. We will do our best to communicate any changes as they occur.

 

Question:  How many people can be at the pool?

Answer: 

50 (fifty) individuals. The DHM will require that we limit the pool to 25% of our occupancy. For Sunny Slope Pool – that is 50 (fifty) individuals.

 

Question: What are the social distancing rules?

Answer:

The DHM will require that groups at the pool can be no larger than six (6) individuals and six (6) feet separation between groups must be maintained – both on deck and in the pool. We have changed the layout of the pool deck to limit seating and increase distance. We are counting on our members to be accountable and to comply with these rules.

 

Question: When is the pool going to open?

Answer:

The pool can’t open until June 1st – we are in the process of preparing the pool and scheduling our inspection. We are shooting for opening on June 2nd following our inspection. We will communicate our official opening date as soon as we know. 

 

Question: Have the membership forms been mailed out?

Answer:

No. We will mail out forms to existing members on Wednesday, May 27.

 

Question: Are you changing membership fees?

Answer:

No. We are not changing or pro-rating fees for 2020. We will keep our early bird discounted rates good through this entire season: $295 for family memberships, $165 for single/couple memberships. 

 

Question: Will there be working or paid maintenance?

Answer:

Yes. We will continue to have both working and paid maintenance options for returning members. A limited number of working options are available on-line. Once filled, maintenance fees will apply. 

Sunny Slope Pool Maintenance 2020

 

Question: How are you going to manage the 50 person capacity?

Answer:

Think of the pool as a restaurant – we have seating for 50. Staff will sign in everyone who comes to the pool and once 50 persons is reached, the pool will close to additional people. We will place a red flag outside of the concessions window to indicate we are at capacity.

 

Question: My husband & I came to the pool with our 4 year old – the pool had 48 people present, can’t we all come in?

Answer:

No. The 50 person limit is firm – no exceptions. 

 

Question: How long can I stay at the pool?

Answer:

Three hours. We will record your arrival time when you are signed in. Once the pool is at capacity – and members arrive to the pool – any member(s) who have been at the pool for 3 or more hours will be asked to leave to allow others into the pool. 

 

Question: If I’ve been at the pool for three hours, but the pool has less than 50 people – can I stay?

Answer:

Yes. But you may be asked to leave as soon as other arrive. Plan on spending three hours at the pool.

 

Question: Can my kids come to the pool without me?

Answer:

Yes (assuming they do not require supervision). However, you need to explain our capacity and social distancing rules. 

 

Question: Will you take reservations?

Answer:

No. Our pool doesn’t take reservations. 

 

Question: If we come to the pool and it’s full – can you put me on a wait list and contact me when I can return?

Answer:

No. Our pool won’t maintain a wait list. 

 

Question: Will you allow guests this year?

Answer:

Yes. But we will limit guests to 2 (two) per membership entering the pool. 

 

Question: Will you limit memberships this year?

Answer:

Yes. We have a limit of 175 memberships that has been in place for several years. We will not accept any new memberships until June 8 in order to give last year’s members first chance.  If you were a member last year and you have paid and turned in your membership form by June 8, you are guaranteed a membership spot.

 

Question: Will there be swim team this year?

Answer:

We are working on it. The Greater Omaha Swim League cancelled the 2020 season. However, we are working with our coaches and parents to find a way to create a Stingray experience this summer.

 

Question: Will there be swim lessons/pool parties this year?

Answer:

Yes. We are working on the details.

 

Question: Will you extend the swim season beyond Labor Day?

Answer:

Maybe. We will evaluate this option throughout season evaluating factors such as when school starts.

 

Question: How long will the phase II DHM be in effect?

Answer:

We have no idea. We expect the DHM will be modified throughout the summer, but we have no details or timeline from the state of Nebraska.