Can COVID-19 spread in Hot Tub or Swim Spa water?

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News4Jax.com (Jacksonsville, Florida) posted:

‘With rising temperatures and summer coming, many people’s thoughts are turning to swimming pools. But with social distancing, face masks and other efforts to minimize the spread of the coronavirus new normal, would it be safe to go in the water?…

“…News4Jax put information circulating on social media saying you could catch coronavirus from pool water or in a hot tub through our Trust Index testing to get you a reliable answer….”

One answer offered was from the CDC –

“There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas,” according to the CDC. “Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water”

Read other sources’s comments in the article.

Five Tips for Getting the Most of out of Your Hot Tub

An article on Yahoo Finance, “5 Hot Tub Tips for Getting the Most Out of Soaking Season”, says…

“There are more than 7 million hot tubs in the U.S., according to a study by Pool and Spa Marketing, and whether people are enjoying them apres ski at a resort, at a vacation cabin or in their own backyards, now is prime time for hot tub users.”

“The benefits of hot tub use are well known – reduced stress, pain relief, better sleep and lower blood pressure among them – but those upsides can be overshadowed by fears of germs, chemical skin irritation and disease.”

The article then offers 5 tips to maximize the positives and minimize the risks. Check it out!

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