The swim-out-of-the-pools of NYC’s biggest beaches are set to close on Wednesday, a move that will affect a significant swath of the city.
New York City’s swimming pools, swimming pools in particular, are one of the most popular places for tourists to swim in New York City.
But now, the city is set to make swimming pool closures permanent, a decision that comes as a result of the “health” scare and a “toxic” water-quality issue.
In a statement, the NYC Department of Health said that the closures will be “temporarily extended” to February 14.
The department says that due to the “recent health scare,” it is suspending all scheduled swimming pool activities, including water aerobics and pool play, from January 1 through March 14.
This will include swimming pools and other outdoor recreational facilities, as well as indoor recreational pools.
The health scare is believed to have started with a water-borne illness that left several people hospitalized.
However, as of Monday morning, no further details have emerged regarding the source of the illness.