Lexington pool closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 11:43 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A neighborhood pool in Lexington is now closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee worked at the Hartland swimming pool on Hartland Pkwy off of Kenesaw drive.

The Hartland Homeowners Association Board of Directors released a statement saying the staff member immediately notified pool management after testing positive for COVID-19.

“It does concern me because you actually have to think about how many people he or she could have infected while being at the pool,” said Mollie Mullen, who lives in the area.

The board of directors says the pool was closed as a precaution for deep cleaning.

“Many places are taking it upon themselves to selectively close down so they can clean as thoroughly as possible, which that’s fantastic,” said Kevin Hall, Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. “We don’t really like getting in a situation of forcing people to close.”

Hartland officials tell us all staff members were tested and, so far, no one else has tested positive.

The pool plans to reopen on Friday.

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