Mount Pleasant pool, community center shut down after 2 lifeguards test positive for COVID-19

The Mount Pleasant town pool and community center are now closed because two employees tested positive for COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2020, 9:12 PM

Updated 1,402 days ago

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The Mount Pleasant town pool and community center are now closed because two lifeguards tested positive for COVID-19.
Officials say the town contacted the Westchester County Department of Health immediately and made the decision to close and disinfect both facilities.
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The pool opened just 17 days ago with strict health guidelines in place such as disinfecting common areas, requiring masks when not social distancing, and banning guests for the season.
Town Supervisor Carl Fulgenzi  says they are now working with the health department to determine who may have been in contact with someone positive.
The latest numbers show Mount Pleasant with 586 total cases of the virus since the outbreak began, with 14 new positives overnight. It is unclear if any of the new cases are linked to the pool. 
It is also unknown how many people have been exposed, when was the last time the two employees worked, and how does the county trace everyone. It's a big job determining just how many people could've been exposed, for how long, and where else they may have traveled.
There's no word yet on when the pool and community center will reopen.


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