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Ponca City lifeguard tests positive for COVID-19


The following is from the City of Ponca City.


In response to the press release concerning pool closures in Ponca City, a former employee who life guarded at AMBUC, Wentz and RecPlex pools has tested positive for COVID-19.

The City Lifeguards rotate to all pools throughout the week, therefore creating “close contact” (Close contact means within 6 feet of the individual for at least 15 minutes) with other employees.

Due to the exposure the City does not have enough staff to safely operate the pools. Therefore out of abundance of caution the pools will be closed through July 14th.

Staff has been encouraged to contact the county health department if they experience symptoms.

Splash pads and Lake Ponca swim beach will remain open for your enjoyment!