Rapids Water Park implements ‘Splash Safe’ Guidelines amid COVID-19 pandemic

Some of the new protocols that Rapids Water Park is implementing include limiting the number of guests to 50% of park capacity, daily wellness checks for team members and guests, and social distancing markers.

Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach is back open to the public with enhanced safety protocols. You’ll notice new signs around the park and hand sanitizer stations to help keep you and your family safe.

“As our employees come to work, we take their temperature and we also ask wellness questions before they’re permitted to go to their work station,” said Bob Morgan with Rapids.

Morgan said guests are also asked a series of wellness questions before they enter the park like if they’ve had a fever or cough in the last 72 hours, or if they’ve come in contact recently with anyone who’s tested positive for COVID-19.

All employees at Rapids are required to wear a facial covering. Guests cannot wear them on the rides or in the water, but they’re encouraged to wear them around the park.

“We’re outdoors,” he noted. “The CDC has indicated that the virus cannot live in treated water and all of the water in our pools is treated with chlorine. And that chlorination, the levels of that chlorination is monitored on a continuous basis by a computer.”

Morgan said keeping Rapids Water Park open and safe during the pandemic has to be a joint effort between the park’s employees and it’s guests.

“We ask them to follow the instructions of our lifeguard staff and try to adhere to social distancing,” he said.

Some of the new protocols that Rapids Water Park is implementing include limiting the number of guests to 50% of park capacity, daily wellness checks for team members and guests, social distancing and limited interactions for guests not in the same party, updated deck layouts, additional hand sanitizing stations, and others.

Click here to read more about Rapids Water Park and the new measures it’s putting into place this summer.