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Can the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus spread through pools and hot tubs?

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As we take a look at our lifestyles and surroundings to see where we may be exposed to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), pools and spas come into thought.

According to the CDC, "There is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. Proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection (e.g., with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19."

Here is the CDC website for more information and confirmation.

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