Palouse closes city pool for the season
July 9, 2020
The City of Palouse closed its public pool indefinitely Monday night, citing national and local trends related to COVID-19 infections. The cancellation includes swimming lessons, which will all be refunded.
Palouse Mayor Chris Cook announced the decision Monday evening.
“The City of Palouse no longer feels it can operate the pool facility as well as deliver swim lessons safely,” Cook said in a statement. “This decision was not easily arrived at and I do apologize for the abruptness of the timing.”
The pool had opened June 20. The first lessons took place Monday.
Cook, as a city councilman, previously served on the council's parks and cemetery committee, which handles the pool.