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City’s indoor pool, offices to reopen this week

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The city of Roswell will reopen city offices to in-person public access Monday, and its indoor pool at the Roswell Recreation and Aquatic Center will open for lap swimming only on Wednesday.

City offices, with extra virus-safety measures in place to protect customers and employees, will operate Monday through Friday with the standard hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will also remain open to the public during the lunch hour.

The indoor pool at 1402 W. College Blvd. will offer lap swimming Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The rest of the facility will remain closed.

Lap swimming in the eight-lane pool, which will be maintained according to current pool-safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will feature a limit of one person per lane or two per lane if they live in the same household. Lap swimming will cost $5.25 per person, with a senior rate (age 60 or older) of $3.15.

Other city facilities will remain closed for now, including the Adult Center, the Museum and Art Center, Spring River Zoo and the Convention & Civic Center. The Roswell Public Library will remain closed to full in-person access, but is continuing to offer limited services through its Library-To-Go program. These facilities will open to in-person accessibility as soon as the city ensures all necessary measures are in place to safely accommodate visitors. The city is also monitoring mass-gathering standards by state public orders as it makes decisions concerning these popular city facilities that can usually be expected to draw larger numbers of people than city office buildings.

City parks and recreation trails and the Nancy Lopez Golf Course at Spring River reopened earlier, as did certain city offices that have been maintaining limited hours, but will join other offices in opening for regular hours Monday. In addition, Pecos Trails Transit on May 26 returned buses to the streets to operate routes limited to Main and Second streets. Additional routes will be restarted later.

The municipal landfill will begin new hours of operation Monday. The landfill will be open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (entry gates close at 4 p.m.) and Saturdays, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. (Entry gates close at 10:30 a.m.)