CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A fifth person at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center was diagnosed with COVID-19, county officials announced Thursday, prompting the facility to temporarily close.
“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,” officials said.
The facility will be deep cleaned and disinfected during the closure. County officials say there is no indication that any patrons were exposed.
Just last week, the facility announced a fourth employee at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center had tested positive for the virus. The Double Oakd Family Aquatic Center will remain open since there have been no identified coronavirus vases associated with the facility, county officials say.
The names of those who have been infected have not been released.
Park and Recreation officials say they continue to adhere to CDC guidelines by: