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Fifth County Park Staff Member Diagnosed with COVID-19

7/30/2020

On Wednesday, July 29, the County was notified that another employee at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center was diagnosed with COVID-19. Because this is the fifth diagnosis of staff associated with this location within the last few weeks, the County has decided to close this facility until Monday, August 17. This will allow affected staff to complete the required quarantine period and the facility to be deep cleaned and disinfected. There is no indication that any patrons were exposed.

Since there have been no identified cases associated with Double Oaks Family Aquatic Center, it will remain open.

COVID-19 (also known as novel Coronavirus) is a contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract which is most commonly spread from person to person through close contact. Infected persons may be contagious from approximately 2 days before symptoms begin until 10 days after symptoms onset. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sore throat, new loss of taste and/or smell, nasal congestion, muscle aches, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 may develop symptoms between 2-14 days after exposure. Please note that some people may not develop any symptoms but still be contagious and able to spread the virus to others.

If individuals experience symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and contact your healthcare provider regarding the symptoms.

To further protect our community, it is critical that we ALL work to stay healthy and reduce the further spread of this virus by:

  • Practicing social distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart from others in public)
  • Wearing a face covering in public settings
  • Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Making sure your family's vaccinations are up to date

For more information re: COVID-19, please visit https://www.mecknc.gov/news/Pages/Update-on-Novel-Coronavirus.aspx or call the Mecklenburg County Public Health COVID-19 Hotline at 980-314-9400.

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close alertCounty services are operating at a limited capacity. Questions about COVID-19? Call Public Health Hotline: 980-314-9400