Potential COVID-19 community exposure at Cape water park

Friday, July 3, 2020

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center and the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department are notifying the public of potential community exposure from a COVID-19 positive case.

“While performing contact tracing on a positive case reported to the Girardeau County Public Health Center, we have determined that individuals that attended activities at the Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center in Cape Girardeau on the following dates at the specified times may have been exposed,” said Jane Wernsman, director of the Cape County Public Health Center in Cape Girardeau.

These times include: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 26-July 2.

“We strongly encourage anyone who was at the Cape Splash during this time period to closely monitor themselves for signs and symptoms due to the potential exposure. We also strongly encourage the use of facemasks or coverings by all those potentially exposed when outside of their home in public and while at work,” Wernsman said.

Anyone who develops symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 please self-isolate immediately and contact your primary care physician to determine the need for testing.

“We are working closely with the Parks and Recreation Department, and feel confident that they are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of their patrons,” Wernsman said. “This is yet another reminder for all of us to interact with our environment carefully. When we go out in public, we need to practice physical distancing and wear a mask. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.”

For further information individuals may contact the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center at 573-450-9546.

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