Water Country just announced its plans to reopen in July. The New Hampshire water park was a favorite place to visit every summer growing up. My family would go camping every year and that was at the top of our list for “adventures.” I haven’t been in quite some time, but my younger siblings still go with my parents.

However, this year will look very different from what we are all used to.

According to the website, the water park plans to reopen to season pass holders on Wednesday, July 15, and to non-pass holders with limited capacity on Saturday, July 18.

There are precautions in place to help keep guests safe, like registering for a specific date to visit in advance to limit capacity, mandatory temperature checks when entering the park, entry refusal for those who have fevers or are displaying other symptoms of COVID-19, and facial coverings required for everyone ages three and up at entry.

Even with all of these precautions in place, I still wonder about how well they can enforce other guidelines in terms of social distancing. The website states that “facial coverings are NOT allowed on any attraction or pool and are not necessary while waiting in line at an attraction or walking between attractions.”

I am curious to see if Water Wizz in East Wareham and Altitude H2O in New Bedford will open this summer and if they’d mirror similar protocols. At this point, I’m honestly not sure if I’d make my visit until late summer, if at all.

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