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Posted on: June 17, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Flora Pool and Sutton Pool - CLOSED for the 2020 Season

After thoughtful consideration and discussion of safety and budget concerns, City officials have decided that the Dubuque public pools (Flora Pool and Sutton Pool) will not open for the 2020 season due to the Coronavirus pandemic. See below:

Although the Centers for Disease Control recognizes that well-balanced pool water should eliminate the spread of the Coronavirus through water, high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces at the pool facilities are constantly touched by patrons.  In addition, social distancing both outside and within our pool facilities, as well as performing proper lifesaving skills, would be extremely challenging.

We realize this decision impacts many residents of all ages and we thank you for your understanding of this difficult decision.

We look forward to providing safe aquatic services in the future.

For additional background on this decision, you can read a staff report at and/or listen to the discussion on this topic at the June 15th City Council meeting at  .

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