Can I catch the virus in a pool? Your COVID-19 questions answered

As the weather gets warmer, we're getting more questions about pool protocol. John M. wants to know if he can have his kids and grandkids come over separately to swim in his private pool.

Experts say it is unlikely someone can become infected with the coronavirus by swimming in a pool.

"There is no evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can survive in pools that are properly monitored and treated," with routine measures like chlorine and bromine, says Dr. Ilan Schwartz, infectious disease clinician and assistant professor at the University of Alberta.

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