Hommocks Pool becomes 2nd pool closure in 2 days due to COVID-19

Hommocks Pool in Mamaroneck is the second pool to close in just two days due to COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2020, 11:53 PM

Updated 1,400 days ago


Another pool in Westchester County has been forced to close after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
Hommocks Pool in Mamaroneck is the second pool to close in just two days.
The Westchester County executive's office says the employee who tested positive for the virus last worked on Sunday.
Town officials say people who visited the pool on Thursday, July 16, Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 could have been exposed.
However, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson says the employee had very limited contact with pool visitors, and it's unlikely many people have contracted the virus.
"It's a large area," says Seligson. "People are social distancing, they're wearing masks while they're there or if they're in the pool we know that chlorine has a good effect on the coronavirus."
Seligson says that people who are still nervous should call their primary physicians.
The Mount Pleasant Pool is also closed, but there seems to be some confusion about how many employees have tested positive there.
The town supervisor's office told News 12 that two lifeguards tested positive after traveling out of state.
But earlier Friday, the county said one employee of Mount Pleasant Pool tested positive and that his or her last day working was Sunday.
News 12 is working to clarify that information.
Meanwhile, the county Health Department is working to identify who the employees of both pools have had contact with.
News 12 is told that the pools are collecting a list of names of visitors and will contact them if they may have been exposed.
Hommocks Pool will be closed through Monday. No date has been set in Mount Pleasant.

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