Detailed City of Davis Updates and Status
  • May 20 - DAM and DARTs are notified by the Davis Chief of Police that the County decision to reopen pools for lap swimming does not comply with the State Public Health Order specifically closing pools until further notice  Neither the City nor the State make any distinction between safely organized swim lap swimming and open public swimming. 
  • May 21 - The Police Chief informs DAM and DARTS that reopening city pools now hinges on DARTS and DAM acquiring additional liability insurance to cover COVID cases. The City will not allow any programming rentals in public polls until "Public Pools" are allowed to re-open.
  • May 27 - DAM and DARTS learn we will be required to sign new Hold Harmless documents for the City. We also learn that DAM and DART staff have been banned from any access to the City pools including our office and storage until these insurance documents are processed and signed. 
  • Currently - We are waiting on Governor Newsom to address fully opening Phase 3 and articulate which High Risk Workplaces will be released. Public pools fall in the Personal Care category along with hair and nail salons, and gyms.