CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (WSIL) -- Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is closed due to potential COVID-19 community exposure.
The water park was notified that a part-time employee had tested positive for the virus and, out of abundance of caution, decided to close the park.
Park officials say they are working closely with the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center on potential community exposure.
In a statement Friday afternoon, the health center said anyone who had visited Cape Splash on the following dates and times may have been exposed.
- June 25 11:005 am – 6:30 pm
- June 26 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- June 27 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- June 28 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- June 29 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- June 30 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- July 1 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
- July 2 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
"We strongly encourage anyone who was at the Cape Splash during this time period to closely monitor themselves for signs and symptoms due to the potential exposure. We also strongly encourage the use of facemasks or coverings by all those potentially exposed when outside of their home in public and while at work," stated the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center.
Anyone who does develop COVID-19 symptoms is asked to self-isolate immediately and contact his or her primary care doctor to determine the need for testing.
Cape Splash reopened June 8 and has been operating at 50 percent capacity since then. The facility says it has been upping its sanitation practices and been recommending social distancing.