Boomtown Bay closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Waterparks and COVID

BURKBURNETT, Texas (TNN) - The city of Burkburnett announced Wednesday Boomtown Bay will be closed until the end of August after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The employee worked on July 21 and 22.

Wichita County health leaders tell us in this case, risk of spread to those attending the water park is low, but is higher between staff members.

“You know typically you wouldn’t interact with employees at that type of establishment for that long so the risk to the public is very low. It’s primarily the staff in this situation we’re concerned because they would have longest duration,” Amy Fagan, Assistant Director for the Wichita Falls-Wichita County Health District said.

Fagan credits the quick work of the city and says it reflects the cooperation with the health department that nearly every businesses she’s worked with across the county has done as well.

The city of Burkburnett moved really quickly on this they did the public notification they did the identification of those employees and they made sure they were protecting those who had come into contact,” Fagan said.

Only semi-private and private parties will be allowed during the closure.

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