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Kings Island worker tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 14:38:25-04

A worker at the reopened Kings Island has tested positive for COVID-19, park spokesman Chad Showalter confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

Showalter did not answer a question about whether the worker had interacted with guests.

Instead, he detailed the park’s procedures for dealing with an infected employee. The worker will spent 14 days at home in quarantine. Their work space will be santized, and other workers who had close contact with them will be tested and quarantine if necessary.

Kings Island reopened to season pass holders on July 2, Ohio’s third-highest day of new COVID-19 diagnoses since the beginning of the pandemic. Park officials plan to reopen to the general public July 10.

All visitors are required to wear masks, as are employees. The park also limits the number of people allowed inside stores and restaurants.