Earlier today, the city of Charleston Recreation Department learned of one employee at the Hazel Parker Playground who tested positive for COVID-19. While the employee has not been in the workplace since Friday of last week, the facility has closed and will remain closed through the weekend to allow for thorough disinfecting.
Normal operations are expected to resume on Monday, June 29, 2020.
The affected employee has self-quarantined, and the city is conducting a thorough contact tracing effort to determine if additional employees will require testing before being allowed to return to work.
The city of Charleston’s other pools and summer day camps are not affected by this temporary closure and will continue to operate normally.