Texas Rec Center Closes After Employee Tests Positive

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A positive COVID-19 test has caused a rec center in Texas to close just 24 days after reopening.

The Daily Sentinel in Nacogdoches reported that the C.L. Simon Recreation Center, which reopened June 1, temporarily closed Wednesday after a member of the staff tested positive for COVID-19.

“As a precautionary measure, all co-workers who have been in direct contact with this employee will be tested and self-quarantine pending the results,” the City of Nacogdoches said in a statement, according to The Daily Sentinel.

The statement also said that anyone who has visited C.L. Simon Recreation Center on June 15 or later should watch for symptom, contact their physician and seek testing.

The C.L. Simon Recreation Center closed this spring when the spread of coronavirus shut down the in-person recreation and fitness industries across the United States. Upon reopening June 1, the C.L. Simon Recreation Center introduced new requirements, including cleaning rooms after each session, having staff members wear masks and having a one-way entry and exit.

The Daily Sentinel reported that Nacogdoches County had 341 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday, while 272 of those individuals have recovered and 24 have died.

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