Olney pool closed due to coronavirus exposure


The Musgrove Aquatic Center in Olney has been closed after one of the lifeguards there tested positive for COVID-19. An investigation is currently under way by the Richland County Tuberculosis and Public Health Office.
Any visitors to the public swimming pool between Saturday, June 27 and Friday, July 3 may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If you visited the aquatic center in that time frame, you are instructed to contact Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Respiratory Evaluation Center at 618-392-1700 for symptom evaluation and possible COVID-19 testing.
“We can expect more cases to be confirmed locally as the virus continues to spread,” Richland County TB and Public Health Office said. “The number of cases can be reduced by adhering to public health guidance on social distancing, washing hands frequently, disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and wearing face coverings.”
COVID-19 shares many symptoms with more common respiratory diseases. If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your health care provider for further guidance. The Illinois Department of Health has established a 24-hour COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-889-3931.
The public is asked to follow and share trusted sources of information about the coronavirus. The spread of incorrect information during disease outbreaks can lead people to take actions which may not be beneficial to their own health or the health of others.