Spread of COVID continues: 4 Splashville employees, 2 SHS athletes test positive.
By SARA VANDEN BERGE
The positive tests just keep coming.
On Tuesday, four employees of Splashville tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the city’s waterpark to remain closed until July 6.
“When we were told of the positive test (last week) we took immediate action closing the facility to protect the health and safety of our customers,” said City Manager Allen Barnes.
“Dr. Kelly Doggett, our city health official, has been in consultation with the Texas State Department of Health Services about the positive tests at Splashville. DSHS recommended that Splashville remain closed for 14 days.”
The city will use the time to clean and sanitize all surfaces in the facility.
Meanwhile, two Stephenville High School student-athletes also tested positive.
It is not clear if those students are also Splashville employees.
SISD parents were notified of the positive tests on Tuesday and told that the strength and conditioning workouts will remain closed until the facilities are cleaned and sanitized and affected athletes are notified.
All athletes will receive an email from their head coaches by Wednesday.
The email will specify whether that athlete can return on June 29 or will need to quarantine for two weeks.