All Locker Rooms To Open April 12; More OVA Facilities Await Green Light

With Sonoma County advancing today to the orange tier (2) of the state’s four-part reopening plan, OVA is also stepping up plans to expand facility openings here. On Monday April 12, all pool locker rooms will open during pool hours for that facility, but access to the showers will remain off limits for now.  

In the works are recommendations to ease restrictions on facility usage, including returning some furniture to pools and sport courts and restoring access to shared sports equipment such as bocce ball and shuffleboard. Pool hours will be extended, with corresponding changes to the reservations system.  

The Fitness Center and Library opened recently with limited access. But for now, the committee has decided against recommending that the board open any other buildings, as well as restoring access to spas,   preferring to wait until use is no longer limited to two people six-feet apart. 

Outdoor areas will again be reservable, with limitations.  For example, under red tier guidelines, the picnic tables at West Rec would be limited to two persons per table if food is involved.  Since there are eight tables, that would mean 16 people max if people are eating.  Signs will be posted so members will know what the current rules are. 

All changes, schedules and regulations will be communicated as they are approved.  

The state’s orange tier signifies moderate risk for COVID-19 transmission and allows some indoor business operations to open with modifications. With the opening of the Fitness Center and Library, OVA installed new high-tech air filtration systems at the CAC.