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Coronavirus Update May 15

Coronavirus JOtte COMMENTS 14 May, 2020

Hello fellow divers,

This week marked several turning points in the Coronavirus Pandemic that have again impacted Aquatic Adventures and our customers. First, Governor Evers’ Stay at Home restrictions were eased early in the week, allowing our retail operation to reopen with certain restrictions. Later in the week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned Governor Evers' “Stay at Home” order. At one level this decision had no effect on us as the loosening of “Stay at Home” restrictions had already allowed us to reopen. At another level, the decision leaves us with no clear rules to follow.

Finally, on Thursday, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow added some clarity to the confusion coming out of Madison. He issued a statement asking that all businesses in the county follow the current CDC guidelines. While his request does not carry the weight of law, Aquatic Adventures will comply with the CDC guidelines for the protection of our customers and employees. To accomplish this, we developed the plan below.

Our Plan

  1. Effective immediately, Aquatic Adventures will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  2. Aquatic Adventures will comply with social distancing guidelines by asking our customers and employees to do the following when they are in our retail store:
    • No more than 3 customers will be allowed on the sales floor at any time.
    • If more than 3 customers are in the store, we will ask other customers to wait in their car until someone leaves.
    • Customers and employees must keep a distance of at least 6 feet between them whenever possible.
    • Customers and employees will be asked to wear appropriate PPE, including face masks, whenever possible. They will be asked to maintain 10 feet of distance when masks cannot be worn.
    • Employees will disinfect all areas where customers have been when they leave.
    • Customers will be asked to avoid touching anything they do not intend to buy. If a customer has touched anything and leaves it behind, employees will disinfect those items before allowing another customer to touch them.


Resuming training continues to be a challenge. Pools remain closed, and we do not expect to have an indoor pool until at least July 1. We continue to work toward getting an outdoor pool operational, and we are hopeful that will happen early in June. Pearl Lake remains closed until June 30, but we are planning to take small groups to some of the local parks for open water training starting next month. Continue to follow these updates for the latest on when training will resume.

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