Information for commercial pool operators and owners
DECEMBER 2020 SPECIAL ISSUE
Applications open for new round of Working Washington business grants
Small businesses struggling to survive the impact of COVID-19 can apply now for up to $20,000 in a new round of $50 million in state Working Washington grants. Priority is focused on businesses with annual revenues of $5 million or less in 2019 and those most impacted by the recent public health measures, as well as businesses in sectors that have experienced significant, cumulative impacts. Examples include full-service restaurants, fitness centers, bowling alleys and music and event venues.
Businesses that apply by Dec. 11. will be prioritized.
Applications will be accepted after that date.
Business owners who have questions about the grants can email bizgrants@commerce.wa.gov or call (360) 725-5003. Commerce has partnered with local associate economic development organizations (ADOs) and the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to help businesses who have questions or need help with their applications.
Pools & spas can remain open!
Open
Pool & spas not affected by new restrictions at this time.
This guidance does not affect pools and spas as they are not specifically mentioned in this proclamation. The proclamation states, "If an activity is not listed below, currently existing guidance shall continue to apply. If current guidance is more restrictive than the below listed restrictions, the most restrictive guidance shall apply."
Are you ready to open?
Once you have read the guidance, use the questions below to determine if your facility can safely reopen.
If you have determined that your facility can reopen based on reviewing the guidance and answering the questions above, please notify us by pressing the button below.
Not sure you are ready to reopen? Schedule an Educational Inspection!

To ensure that facilities are ready to reopen in 2020 or 2021, we are offering the ability for facilities to schedule an educational inspection which would count towards one of their routine inspections for 2020 or 2021. Educational inspections do not result in violations and the score is not posted on our website. The goal is to identify issues and provide education to ensure that the facility operates safely once reopened. Facilities that obtain an inactive pool permit can also schedule an education inspector that will count as their one inspection for the year.

If you are interested in scheduling an educational inspection, email your current water recreation facility inspector Alyssa Payne at Alyssa.payne@clark.wa.gov or call (564) 397-7323.  
Deadline Approaching to Obtain Inactive Pool Permit
To provide an affordable option for facilities that choose not reopen prior to May 1st, 2021 due to COVID-19, we are offering an Inactive Pool Permit. This is an annual permit costing $205.00 that ensures Clark County Public Health staff conduct a site visit to ensure that the facility is properly secured and not causing a hazard or nuisance. Facilities must apply for an Inactive Pool Permit no later than December 28th, 2020.
If you are not opening before May 1st, 2021 please press the button below or call Alyssa Payne at (564) 397-7323.
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COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

If you have more questions about COVID-19please call the Washington State Department of Health Assistance hotline at 1-800-525-0127 OR submit inquiries by filling out the Inquiry Form online.
 
You can sign-up for Office of the Governor, Department of Health, and Department of Commerce updates by subscribing to email or text alerts at the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COIVD-19) website. 

The following resources will help you stay up-to-date on the current COVID-19 situation: 

For questions about your own health, COVID-19 testing, or testing results, please contact your health care provider. 
To report an illness or public notification regarding Rec. Water Safety , click here.

For more information about the services we provide, please click the button below to reach our Rec. Water homepage.
Clark County Public Health
1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd, Building 17
Vancouver, WA 98661