Pool, library open with restrictions

By Enterprise Staff
Since the state began loosening restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, towns have been opening up much-anticipated locations.
On Saturday, June 20, the Hallock Swimming Pool opened up for the season. The state came to inspect the pool after the city maintenance crew got it ready and filled the middle of last week. They passed inspection and, despite a poor forecast, the pool opened.
According to state requirements, the pool will operate at 50 percent capacity, which is about 80 people.
Social distancing is expected and areas will be marked to indicate 6 feet distances. Everyone will have their temperature taken before entering the pool.
The daily fee is still $5, a single season pass is $75, a family pass for two to five members is $175 and a family pass of six-plus members is $200.
Swimming lessons are also happening this year with the first session from June 29 to July 10 and second session July 13 to 24. The third session is for Lancaster students from July 27 to Aug. 7.
To buy passes, you can stop by the city office at Hallock City Hall.
To sign up for lessons, stop by the pool or call 843-2400.
On Tuesday, June 23, the Hallock Public Library also opened back up.
Librarian Peggy Pearson said her regional director inspected the library and found it and her precautions satisfactory.
The library is now open regular hours, but will be limited to seven people inside at a time. Patrons can still request curbside pickup if they are uncomfortable or can’t enter the library.
The Karlstad Library also opened back up on Wednesday, June 24. Hours are 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
You can request books, as always, via the online catalog at nwrlib.org. Or you can call the library at 843-2401.
As throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, if you or your child feel ill, have a fever or experience COVID symptoms, stay home.

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