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Neff Park pool closes temporarily after lifeguard tests positive for COVID-19

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published July 13, 2020

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GROSSE POINTE CITY — As of July 13, the Neff Park pool in Grosse Pointe City remained closed because a lifeguard self-reported a positive COVID-19 test July 9.

City Manager Pete Dame said by email that all staffers who might have been exposed to the lifeguard are self-quarantining and have been retested for COVID-19; they were awaiting test results at press time. 

City residents who signed up to use the pool between 4 and 9 p.m. July 7 have been contacted, and anyone who was using pool facilities during this time period is advised to watch for symptoms, Dame said. Anyone who begins to feel ill or show COVID-19 symptoms is asked to get tested and contact their physician.

“The City’s Neff Park facilities have been deep cleaned and sanitized and the bathrooms reopened,” Dame said via email. “So far, only one lifeguard has tested positive, and the City is anticipating reopening the pool later this week.”

Dame said the Wayne County Health Department will only allow the pool to reopen once all of the employees have been tested and found not to have COVID-19.

For updates on the park and pool, visit the City’s website, www.grossepointecity.org.

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