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Hopkinsville Boys & Girls Club closes after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 10:49 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 23:49:21-04

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (WTVF) — The Hopkinsville-Christian County Boys & Girls Club will be closed until October 19 due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19.

Officials made the announcement on the club's Facebook page saying, they learned of the positive case on Sun., Oct. 4.

They said they're working to follow the CDC's recommended guidelines and privately contact anyone who was in close contact with the staff member.

Read the full post from club officials below:

"Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hopkinsville-Christian County, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. On October 4th, we learned that a Club staff member tested positive for COVID-19. There is a possibility that staff & members were exposed to this individual prior to the date of diagnosis. We are collaborating with the appropriate public health officials and adhering to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations to privately inform anyone determined to have been in close contact with this staff member. We are also in ongoing communication with this individual, who is following strict medical guidelines and will remain in quarantine as recommended by their doctor. If you are having symptoms that align with COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider or, if you do not have a healthcare provider, please contact the Christian County Health Department immediately and indicate that you may have been exposed to the virus. As a precautionary measure, the Boys & Girls Club will be closed until October 19. We continue to work with local public health officials and are taking all precautionary measures regarding deep cleaning and sanitizing of Club facilities to ensure the safety of members, staff and volunteers. In the meantime, we are advising all our Club staff, families, and youth to continue to take precautions as recommended by the CDC. We will continue to update you as we know more."