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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.
September 23, 2021 County Commissioner Meeting Notice: Due to the severe weather warning the meeting will now take place virtually; click here for more details.

​ *** SUMMER of 2021 COVID-19 UPDATE ***


At the current time under the Executive Orders of the Governor of New Jersey all recreational bathing facilities will be permitted to open and must continue to follow Covid-19 protocols. The Department of Health has released NJ COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards which can be found on our website or the link below. 

COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards​​​

Please see the following guidelines for all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Middlesex County Office of Health Services.


For all facilities under the jurisdiction of the Middlesex County Office of Health Services, please see the following guidelines:


  • Onsite pre-operational inspections will only be conducted pending availability of local inspector(s).
  • All facilities must complete the Pre-Operational Checklist for Recreational Bathing Facilities and CB-20 Forms (available on our website) and submit for review to this department prior to opening. There must be a hard copy of all documents at each site.
  • Outdoor Pools and Spas should be uncovered, water cleared, and maintenance completed as necessary. All necessary repairs should be addressed as needed prior to opening.
  • Lab samples must be taken and satisfactory results provided to this department prior to opening.
  • All facilities should obtain their local electrical inspections and or Bonding and Grounding certifications prior to opening. As well as any meeting any municipal licensing requirements.
  • A COVID-19 Pool Operation Prevention Plan must be written and provided on site for inspection. 


Operational inspections will be conducted based on availability of the local inspector(s). You will be expected to be in full compliance with the NJ State Recreational Bathing Code NJAC 8:26. If you are found to be in non-compliance, necessary enforcement action will be taken.


Please take the time prior to opening make sure all facilities are cleaned and up to code and in compliance with NJAC 8:26, including but not limited to deck areas, fencing, and pump room storage. Finally, please ensure that all necessary equipment is on site.







Traditionally, all seasonal​ recreational bathing facilities including swimming pools, spas and lakes are inspected at least twice during the operating season. Indoor pools are inspected two times a year. Inspectors from the Middlesex County Office of Health Services check the water quality and safety equipment at all pools.


Lifeguarding, first aid and CPR certification are also reviewed. For more information on pool inspections please call (732) 745-3100.






Click HERE to view the New Jersey Department of Health's COVID-19 Outdoor Pool Standards


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