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Pools Closed For The Summer

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Published on May 26, 2020 -

Pools Closed For The Summer

Rochester and Mason City are just a couple of communities in our area making the tough decision to close pools for the season.

And another community is considering the same.

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Pools Closed For The Summer

And mason city are just a couple of communities in our area making the tough decision to close pools for the season.

And another community is considering the same.

On the scene kimt news 3's alex jirgens is looking into what albert lea leaders are deciding on this evening.xxx pools-llmpkg-1 lowerthird2line coronavirus:fate of pool season to be decided albert lea, mn nat of just natural sound right now - it's quiet here at the albert lea aquatic center.

With the exception of puddles resulting from rainfall - there is no water here.

The concession stand windows are still down.

They're ominous signs of an abnormally quiet start to the pool season.

"one of the last sessions we said we might have to decide what we're going to do with the pool if it stays open or it closes, because a lot of the communities have closed there."

Pools-llmpkg-4 council member robert rasmussen has come to the pool throughout his life.

While he'd like to have the pool open this summer - one factor that he's concerned about is the locker rooms. "if you have a busy day with a lot of people in there, that's my biggest concern is that covid could spread more readily through the facility."

A decision will be made during the city council meeting this evening at 7 p-m.

In albert lea - alex jirgens - kimt news 3.

/ we will bring you the decision coming up on kimt news 3 at 10.

If the pool does close for the season - rasmussen estimates that it would save the city about 120 thousand in operating costs.

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